Chapter 19. Biofouling and Antifouling in Aquaculture

  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason3
  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Douglas I. Watson1

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch19

Biofouling

Biofouling

How to Cite

Dürr, S. and Watson, D. I. (2009) Biofouling and Antifouling in Aquaculture, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 3

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre, Department Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Cooperage Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland

  2. 2

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462

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Keywords:

  • biofouling and antifouling in aquaculture;
  • aquaculture - important industry because of declining global fisheries;
  • amoebic gill disease (AGD) - major health issue in salmon-farming sector caused by Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis;
  • marine aquaculture fouling - dominated by mussels, ascidians, barnacles, and hydroids;
  • tributyltin (TBT) coatings - dangerously ecotoxic in marine ecosystem;
  • natural barrier of bivalve periostracum - model for creation of antifoulant coating for bivalves;
  • antifouling strategies - husbandry, cleaning, biological control and antifouling coatings;
  • aquaculture-specific problems - reduction of water flow, increase of weight and drag of structures;
  • copper-based antifouling coatings - coatings effective against fouling;
  • sea urchins - grazers utilised in finfish sector to control fouling on nets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cost of Fouling in Aquaculture

  • The Problems with Fouling in Aquaculture

  • Major Fouling Groups

  • Antifouling Strategies

  • Future Solutions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References