FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 24

Expanding mariculture farther offshore
Technical, environmental, spatial and governance challenges
FAO Technical Workshop. 22–25 March 2010. Orbetello, Italy


Edited by

Alessandro Lovatelli
José Aguilar-Manjarrez
Doris Soto

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


Lovatelli, A., Aguilar-Manjarrez, J. & Soto, D. eds. 2013.
Expanding mariculture farther offshore – Technical, environmental, spatial and governance challenges. FAO Technical Workshop. 22–25 March 2010. Orbetello, Italy. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 24.
Rome, FAO. 73 pp. Includes a CD–ROM containing the full document (314 pp.).

This document contains the proceedings of the technical workshop entitled "Expanding mariculture farther offshore: technical, environmental, spatial and governance challenges" held from 22 to 25 March 2010, in Orbetello, Italy, and organized by the Aquaculture Branch of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The objective of this workshop was to discuss the growing need to transfer land-based and coastal aquaculture production systems farther off the coast and provide recommendations for action to FAO, governments and the private sector. Offshore mariculture is likely to offer significant opportunities for food production and development to many coastal countries, especially in regions where the availability of land, nearshore space and freshwater are limited resources. The workshop report highlights the major opportunities and challenges for a sustainable mariculture industry to grow and further expand off the coast. Furthermore, it recommended that FAO should provide a forum through which the potential importance of the sea in future food production can be communicated to the public and specific groups of stakeholders and to support FAO Members and industry in the development needed to expand mariculture to offshore locations.

This publication is organized in two parts. The proceedings include the workshop report, and an accompanying CD–ROM containing six reviews covering technical, environmental, economic and marketing, policy and governance issues, and two case studies on highfin amberjack (Seriola rivoliana) offshore farming in Hawaii (the United States of America) and one on salmon farming in Chile.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

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Genesis of the workshop


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Workshop report


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Annex 1 – Expanding mariculture further offshore
Annex 2 – Workshop agenda
Annex 3 – List of participants
Annex 4 – Profiles of experts
Annex 5 – Group photograph

 


THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE ON ACCOMPANYING CD–ROM

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A review of opportunities, technical constraints and future needs of offshore mariculture – temperate waters
John Forster

 

A review on technical constraints, opportunities and needs to ensure the development of the mariculture sector worldwide – tropical zone
Andrew G. Jeffs

 

Sustainable development of marine aquaculture off-the-coast and offshore – a review of environmental and ecosystem issues and future needs in temperate zones
Marianne Holmer

 

Sustainable development of marine aquaculture off-the-coast and offshore – a review of environmental and ecosystem issues and future needs in tropical zones
Dror L. Angel and Dor Edelist

 

The development of offshore aquaculture: an economic perspective
Gunnar Knapp

 

Governance in marine aquaculture: the legal dimension
David R. Percy, Nathanael Hishamunda and Blaise Kuemlangan

 

Kona Blue Water Farms case study: permiting, operations, marketing, environmental impact, and impediments to expansion of global open ocean mariculture
Neil Anthony Sims

 

Challenges for developing emerging economies to engage in off-the-coast and offshore aquaculture: the perspective from a case study
Adolfo Alvial



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