Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 21

Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture
FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop
6-8 December 2010
Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Edited by

Lindsay G. Ross
Trevor C. Telfer
Lynne Falconer
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

and

Doris Soto
José Aguilar-Manjarrez

Aquaculture Branch
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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ABSTRACT


Ross, L.G., Telfer, T.C., Falconer, L., Soto, D. & Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., eds. 2013.
Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture. FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010. Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 21.
Rome, FAO. 46 pp. Includes a CD–ROM containing the full document (282 pp.).

An FAO-sponsored Expert Workshop on Site Selection and Carrying Capacities for Inland and Coastal Aquaculture was held at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in December 2010. The workshop was attended by 20 internationally recognized experts, including two staff members of FAO, and covered a number of relevant core topics and represented aquaculture in different regions of the world. Expertise within the group included the academic, regulatory and consultative sectors of the industry, giving a wide perspective of views on the core topics. Definitions of carrying capacity appropriate for different types of aquaculture were discussed and agreed based upon four categories: physical, production, ecological and social. The range and capability of modelling tools, including spatial tools, available for addressing these capacities were discussed. The prioritization and sequence for addressing site selection and the different categories of carrying capacity were considered in detail in terms of both regional or national priorities and site-specific considerations.
This publication is organized in two parts. One part contains the workshop report and the first global review entitled "Carrying capacities and site selection within the ecosystem approach to aquaculture", while the second part is the full document. The latter part is available on a CD–ROM accompanying the printed part of this publication.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

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Genesis of the workshop


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Workshop development and findings
Workshop recommendations and the potential role of FAO
Annex 1– Agenda
Annex 2– Workshop participants and contributors

 


SECTION I – GLOBAL REVIEWS


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Carrying capacities and site selection within the ecosystem approach to aquaculture
Lindsay G. Ross, Trevor C. Telfer, Lynne Falconer, Doris Soto, José Aguilar-Manjarrez, Ruby Asmah, Jorge Bermúdez, Malcolm C. M. Beveridge, Carrie J. Byron, Alejandro Clément, Richard Corner, Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Stephen F. Cross, Martin De Wit, Shaunglin Dong, João Gomes Ferreira, James McDaid Kapetsky, Ioannis Karakassis, William Leschen, David C. Little, Anne-Katrine Lundebye-Haldorsen, Francis J. Murray, Michael Phillips, Laudemira Ramos, Sherif Sadek, Philip C. Scott, Arnoldo Valle-Levinson, Douglas Waley, Patrick G. White, and Changbo Zhu

   


THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE ON ACCOMPANYING CD–ROM


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Key drivers and issues surrounding carrying capacity and site selection, with emphasis on environmental components
João Gomes Ferreira, Laudemira Ramos and Barry A. Costa-Pierce

   
 

Carrying capacity tools for use in the implementation of an ecosystems approach to aquaculture
Carrie J. Byron and Barry A. Costa-Pierce

   
 

Socio-economic factors affecting aquaculture site selection and carrying capacity
David C. Little, Francis Murray, Will Leschen and Douglas Waley

   
 

Legal and policy components of the application of the ecosystem approach to aquaculture to site selection and carrying capacity
Jorge Bermúdez

   
 

From estimating global potential for aquaculture to selecting farm sites: perspectives on spatial approaches and trends
James McDaid Kapetsky and José Aguilar-Manjarrez

   
 

Some basic hydrodynamic concepts to be considered for coastal aquaculture
Arnoldo Valle-Levinson

   


SECTION II – REGIONAL REVIEWS

   
 

Environmental interactions and initiatives on site selection and carrying capacity estimation for fish farming in the Mediterranean
Ioannis Karakassis

   
 

Aquaculture site selection and carrying capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture in Northern Europe
Anne-Katrine Lundebye Haldorsen

   
 

Aquaculture site selection and carrying capacity estimates for inland and coastal aquaculture in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Sherif Sadek

   
 

Aquaculture site selection and carrying capacity estimates for inland and coastal aquaculture in West Africa
Ruby Asmah

   
 

Aquaculture in Southern Africa with special reference to site selection and carrying capacity issues
Martin De Wit

   
 

Aquaculture site selection and carrying capacity management in the People's Republic of China
Changbo Zhu and Shuanglin Dong

   
 

Environmental impact, site selection and carrying capacity estimation for small-scale aquaculture in Asia
Patrick G. White, Michael Phillips and Malcolm Beveridge

   
 

Carrying capacity and site selection tools for use in the implementation of an ecosystem-based approach to aquaculture in Canada: a case study
Stephen F. Cross

   
 

Regional and national factors relevant to site selection for aquaculture in the Federative Republic of Brazil
Philip C. Scott

   
 

Ecosystem approach and interactions of aquaculture activities in southern Chile
Alejandro Clément

   
 

Glossary

   


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