Aquaculture in the Ecosystem

  • Marianne Holmer
  • Kenny Black
  • Carlos M. Duarte
  • Nuria Marbà
  • Ioannis Karakassis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Paul Tett
    Pages 1-46
  3. Marianne Holmer, Pia Kupka Hansen, Ioannis Karakassis, Joseph A. Borg, Patrick J. Schembri
    Pages 47-85
  4. T. F. Cross, G. Burnell, J. Coughlan, S. Culloty, E. Dillane, P. McGinnity et al.
    Pages 117-154
  5. Elizabeth J. Cook, Gail Ashton, Marnie Campbell, Ashley Coutts, Stephan Gollasch, Chad Hewitt et al.
    Pages 155-184
  6. David Whitmarsh, Maria Giovanna Palmieri
    Pages 251-269
  7. Frank Asche, Kristin H. Roll, Sigbjørn Tveterås
    Pages 271-292
  8. Yngvar Olsen, Oddmund Otterstad, Carlos M. Duarte
    Pages 293-319
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 321-326

About this book


The global expansion of aquaculture production and its future role as a food supplier to human society has environmental, social and economic limitations, affecting marine ecosystems and socio-economic scales from local to global. The expansion is closely linked with human health requirements and societal needs for various goods and services provided by marine ecosystems. This book provides a scientific forecast of the development in aquaculture with a focus on the environmental, technological, social and economic constraints that need to be resolved to ensure sustainable development of the industry and allow the industry to be able to feed healthy seafood products to the future generations. The chapters included discuss the most critical bottlenecks of the development encompassing subjects of understanding the environmental impacts, the current state-of-art in monitoring programs and in coastal zone management, the important interactions between wild and cultured organisms including release of non-native species into the wild, the current trends within the development of aquafeeds along with human health aspects as well as the political, socio-economic and economic trends within the industry including a chapter on approaches taken by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to aquaculture. Finally the last chapter provides different future scenarios of the industry based on the identified bottlenecks.

The contributions to this book were supported by the EC-funded SAMI project.


Aquaculture & Environment aquaculture development ecosystem ecosystems environment organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianne Holmer
    • 1
  • Kenny Black
    • 2
  • Carlos M. Duarte
    • 3
  • Nuria Marbà
    • 3
  • Ioannis Karakassis
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of BiologyUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.Scottish Association for Marine ScienceOban, ArgyllScotland
  3. 3.Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats (CSIC-UIB)Esporles (Illes Balears)Spain
  4. 4.Marine Ecology Laboratory Biology DepartmentUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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