1. Aquaculture and the Environment in the United States

  1. Craig S. Tucker Research Professor2 and
  2. John A. Hargreaves Aquaculture Consultant3
  1. Craig S. Tucker Research Professor2,
  2. John A. Hargreaves Aquaculture Consultant3 and
  3. Claude E. Boyd Professor Butler/Cunningham Eminent Scholar1

Published Online: 16 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780813818672.ch1

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture

How to Cite

Tucker, C. S., Hargreaves, J. A. and Boyd, C. E. (2008) Aquaculture and the Environment in the United States, in Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture (eds C. S. Tucker and J. A. Hargreaves), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813818672.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Mississippi State University, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA

  2. 3

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Auburn University, Alabama, USA

  2. 2

    National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Mississippi State University, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA

  3. 3

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820279

Online ISBN: 9780813818672

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity and ecological integrity;
  • United States, third largest consumer of edible fisheries products;
  • aquaculture products in United States, exceeding $1 billion in 2005;
  • Washington, fifth largest aquaculture-producing state;
  • flow-through systems;
  • recirculating aquaculture systems;
  • open-water mollusk culture;
  • near-field and far-field effects;
  • life-cycle assessment (LCA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Global Demand for Fishery Products

  • The Changing Face of Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture in the United States

  • Aquaculture and the Environment

  • Resource Use in Aquaculture

  • Potential Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture

  • From Environmental Impacts to Better Management Practices

  • References