5. Farming and the Aquatic Environment

  1. Stephen Burchett and
  2. Sarah Burchett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch5

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

How to Cite

Burchett, S. and Burchett, S. (2010) Farming and the Aquatic Environment, in Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699355

Online ISBN: 9780470670095



  • farming and the aquatic environment;
  • pollution of coastal fringe from land - EU Water Framework Directive (WFD);
  • Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - incentive schemes for farmers and single farm payments (SFPs);
  • water erosion, significant cause of soil erosion in the UK;
  • impact of soil erosion and agricultural runoff - on aquatic wildlife;
  • conservation tillage systems;
  • Riparian strip management;
  • Kuenzler Farm Wetland Restoration Programme;
  • aquaculture/fish farming;
  • US, the University of New Hampshire's Marine Aquaculture Center - techniques for raising native coldwater finfish and shellfish out at sea


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Water

  • Water framework directive

  • Part 1: On farm ponds, watercourses and riparian strips

  • Part 2: Fens, marshes and wetlands

  • Part 3: Estuaries, coastal and marine

  • Part 4: Aquaculture/fish farming

  • References