Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment places aquaculture within the larger context of global population growth, increased demand for sustainable, reliable sources of food, and the responsible use of natural resources. Aquaculture production has grown rapidly in recent decades as over-exploitation and environmental degradation have drastically reduced wild fish stocks. As fish production has increased, questions have persisted about the environmental sustainability of current aquaculture practices. Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment is a timely synthesis and analysis of critical issues facing the continued growth and acceptance of aquaculture practices and products. Chapters look at the past, present, and future demands for food, aquaculture production, and tackle key issues ranging from environmental impacts of aquaculture to practical best management practices in aquaculture production. Providing broad coverage of issues that are essential to the continued development of aquaculture production , Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment will be vital resource for anyone involved in the field of aquaculture.
Foreword by Jason Clay vii Foreword by George W. Chamberlain xiii Foreword by Craig S. Tucker xv Abbreviations xix Preface xxiii Chapter 1 An overview of aquaculture 1 Chapter 2 World population 21 Chapter 3 World food production 35 Chapter 4 Assessing resource use and environmental impacts 61 Chapter 5 Land use 81 Chapter 6 Water use by aquaculture systems 101 Chapter 7 Energy use and atmospheric emissions 123 Chapter 8 Protein conversion and the fish meal and oil issue 157 Chapter 9 Chemicals in aquaculture 173 Chapter 10 Water pollution 211 Chapter 11 Biodiversity 235 Chapter 12 Governmental regulations 261 Chapter 13 Best management practices 279 Chapter 14 Eco-label certification 297 Chapter 15 Some final thoughts 321 Index 329