Type: Chapter

The development of organic aquaculture

Author Timo Stadtlander


Publication date:

26 February 2019

ID: 9781838796808

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This chapter offers a general overview of global aquaculture production, explaining some of the key drivers (such as environmental, health and welfare issues with intensive conventional aquaculture) which led to the development of organic aquaculture more than two decades ago. The chapter looks at negative environmental impacts of aquaculture, general rules and regulations governing aquaculture, and the concept of trophic levels. The chapter offers a brief history of organic aquaculture and examines culture and production systems. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this field and the prospects of sustainable organic aquaculture.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Negative environmental impacts of aquaculture
3 Organic aquaculture: rules and regulation
4 The concept of trophic levels
5 History of organic aquaculture
6 Species produced and volumes
7 Culture and production systems in organic aquaculture
8 Future trends and conclusion
9 Where to look for further information
10 References