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Organic Aquaculture

Impacts and Future Developments

  • Giuseppe Lembo
  • Elena Mente

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. David Gould, Antonio Compagnoni, Giuseppe Lembo
    Pages 1-22
  3. Emanuele Busacca, Giuseppe Lembo
    Pages 23-39
  4. Danilo Gambelli, Simona Naspetti, Katrin Zander, Raffaele Zanoli
    Pages 41-63
  5. Petros V. Martsikalis, Georgios A. Gkafas, Christos Palaiokostas, Athanasios Exadactylos
    Pages 65-77
  6. Alicia Estévez, Nikos Papandroulakis, Mathieu Wille, Patrick Sorgeloos
    Pages 79-102
  7. Dror Angel, Alfred Jokumsen, Giuseppe Lembo
    Pages 103-118
  8. Giuseppe Lembo, Pierluigi Carbonara, Andrea Fabris, Amedeo Manfrin, Walter Zupa
    Pages 119-140
  9. Elena Mente, Alfred Jokumsen, Chris G. Carter, Efi Antonopoulou, Albert G. J. Tacon
    Pages 141-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-192

About this book


This book addresses, reviews and evaluates key themes in organic aquaculture and is set out to show how these relate to the challenges and bottlenecks for a responsible organic aquaculture production in Europe. The key themes reflect the main challenges facing the organic aquaculture industry: guarantee and certification system, nutrition, reproduction, production system design and animal welfare. In addition, it assesses the impact of new and future potential development of new knowledge to update and modify the criteria and standards for organic aquaculture. Organic aquaculture is an alternative production approach driven by the growing interest in sustainable utilization of resources. It is rightly viewed as an important contributor to the economy and to the well-being and health of communities. This work will contribute to the scientific knowledge that needs to strengthen effective organic aquaculture. The collation of information on research and data will be of applied value to researchers, university students, end users and policy authorities in the EU and worldwide.


Organic farming Breeding techniques Aquaculture MAS (Marker Assisted Selection) programs Breeding techniques Organic phytoplankton Hatcheries Organic feed products Fish meal Fish oil Animal welfare Aquatic animals Aquaculture stocks

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Lembo
    • 1
  • Elena Mente
    • 2
  1. 1.Stazione Sperimentale per lo Studio delle Risorse del MareCOISPA Tecnologia & RicercaBariItaly
  2. 2.School of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

About the editors

Giuseppe Lembo is Chairman of COISPA. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of fishery and aquaculture during which he participated and/or coordinated several EU and national research projects in the field of stock assessment, fishery management, fish telemetry and spatial distribution/dynamics, conventional & organic aquaculture, fish behaviour and welfare. During his career, he was member of a number of Scientific Associations, Committees and working groups of several organizations (e.g. Italian Ministry of Agriculture Policy, Italian Society of Marine Biology – SIBM, European Commission, European Aquaculture Society - EAS, Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO, International Federation of Organic Movement – IFOAM). He is currently the chair of the Expert Group for Technical advice on the Organic Production (EGTOP) of the European Commission. 

Elena Mente is a Professor of aquatic animal nutrition and physiology at the University of Thessaly in Greece and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. She was awarded a Training and Mobility Researchers Postgraduate Fellowship aiming at PhD research in crustacean physiology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Her research interests lie mainly in aquaculture and nutrition of aquatic animals. Her publications include edited volumes, books and chapters in books (15) and more than 60 research papers in many peer-reviewed journals as co-author/author. She has cooperated with more than 20 research teams in different countries through national, bi-lateral and EU funded projects. She currently serves in the Editorial team of 5 well-respected peer-reviewed scientific journals and she is associate editor in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. She is actively involved in several research projects supported by the European Commission and by the aquaculture industry.

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