Site Selection and Carrying Capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture:
27th June 2013
This new publication in the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings series has been prepared and edited by Professor Lindsay Ross, Dr Trevor Telfer and Ms Lynne Falconer of the Institute's Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group, in collaboration with Dr Jose Aguilar-Manjarrez and Dr Doris Soto (FAO, Rome. Prof David Little, Dr Francis Murray and Mr Will Leschen of the Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group also contributed a review of social capacity.
This landmark document is based upon the work of a FAO-sponsored Expert Workshop on Site Selection and Carrying Capacities for Inland and Coastal Aquaculture which was held at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, in December 2010. The workshop was attended by 20 internationally recognized experts, including two staff members of FAO, and covered a number of relevant core topics and represented aquaculture in different regions of the world. Expertise within the group included the academic, regulatory and consultative sectors of the industry, giving a wide perspective of views on the core topics.
A series of global reviews and regional reviews on site selection and carrying capacity encompass inland aquaculture and coastal aquaculture as well as providing detailed definitions of carrying capacity appropriate for different types of aquaculture based upon four categories: physical, production, ecological and social. The range and capability of modelling tools, including spatial tools, available for addressing these capacities is covered as well as the prioritization and sequence for addressing site selection and the different categories of carrying capacity in terms of both regional or national priorities and site-specific considerations. From these proceedings, it is intended to produce a set of guidelines for addressing site selection and carrying capacity in the context of the framework of the ecosystem approach to aquaculture (EAA).
Please cite as: Ross, L.G., Telfer, T.C., Falconer, L., Soto, D. & Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., eds. 2013. Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture. FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010. Stirling, UK. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 21. Rome, FAO. 46 pp. Includes a CD–ROM containing the full document (282 pp).