Synopses & Reviews
Environmental risks associated with large-scale marine finfish cage aquaculture have led to claims that the long-term sustainability of the industry is in doubt. Methods and models currently used to measure near and far-field environmental effects of finfish mariculture and to assess their implications for management are presented in 20 chapters arranged in four sections (Eutrophication, Sedimentation and Benthic Impacts, Changes in Trophic Structure and Function, and Managing Environmental Risks). Case studies show how models may be used to predict environmental changes and provide management tools to minimize potentially adverse environmental risks. The volume is of interest to those working towards sustainable development of mariculture, including environmental managers and decision-makers with regulatory responsibilities.
Environmental risks associated with large-scale marine finfish cage aquaculture cast doubt on the sustainability of the industry. This book divides the topic into its broad parts: Eutrophication; Sedimentation and Benthic Impacts; Changes in Trophic Structure and Function; and Managing Environmental Risks, and goes further to analyze methods and models currently used to measure near and far-field environmental effects of finfish mariculture and and their implications for management.
Table of Contents
Fred H. Page, Randy Losier, Paul McCurdy, David Greenberg, Jason Chaffey, Blythe Chang: Dissolved oxygen and salmon cage culture in the southwestern New Brunswick portion of the Bay of Fundy.- P.M. Strain, B.T. Hargrave :Salmon aquaculture, nutrient fluxes and ecosystem processes in southwestern New Brunswick.- W. Glen Harrison, Tim Perry, William K.W. Li: Ecosystem indicators of water quality.- I. Plankton biomass, primary production and nutrient demand.- Paul E. Kepkay, W. Glen Harrison, John B.C. Bugden: Ecosystem indicators of water quality. II. Oxygen production and oxygen demand.- M. Robin Anderson, Michael F. Tlusty, Vern A. Pepper: Organic enrichment at cold water aquaculture sites - the case of coastal Newfoundland.- Michael F. Tlusty, Vern A. Pepper, M. Robin Anderson: Reconciling aquaculture's influence on the water column and benthos of an estuarine fjord - a case study from Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland.- C.J. Cromey, K.D. Black: Modelling the impacts of finfish aquaculture.- Dario Stucchi, Terri-Ann Sutherland, Colin Levings, Dave Higgs: Near-field depositional model for salmon aquaculture waste.- Marianne Holmer, Dave Wildish, Barry Hargrave: Organic enrichment from marine finfish aquaculture and effects on sediment biogeochemical processes.- P.A. Yeats, T.G. Milligan, T.F. Sutherland, S.M.C. Robinson, J.A. Smith, P. Lawton, C.D. Levings: Lithium normalized zinc and copper concentrations in sediments as measures of trace metal enrichment due to salmon aquaculture.- John N. Smith, Phil Yeats, Timothy G. Milligan: Sediment geochronologies for fish farm contaminants in sediments from Lime Kiln Bay, Bay of Fundy.- T.G. Milligan, B.A. Law: The effect of marine aquaculture on fine sediment dynamics in coastal inlets.- S.M.C. Robinson, L.M. Auffrey, M.A. Barbeau: Far-field impacts of eutrophication on the intertidal zone in the Bay of Fundy, Canada with emphasis on the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria.- D.J.Wildish, G.W.Pohle: Benthic macrofaunal changes resulting from finfish mariculture.- K. Haya, L. E. Burridge, I. M. Davies, A. Ervik: A review and assessment of environmental risk of chemicals used for the treatment of sea lice infestations of cultured salmon.- S. M. Armstrong, B.T. Hargrave, K. Haya: Antibiotic use in finfish aquaculture: modes of action, environmental fate, and microbial resistance.- John W. Sowles: Assessing nitrogen carrying capacity for Blue Hill Bay, Maine - a management case history.- Morten T. Schaanning, Pia Kupka Hansen: The suitability of electrode measurements for assessment of benthic organic impact and their use in a management system for marine fish farms.- James E. Stewart: Environmental management and the use of sentinel species.- Barry T. Hargrave, William Silvert, Paul D. Keizer: Assessing and managing environmental risks associated with marine finfish aquaculture.