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Non-native aquaculture species releases : implications for aquatic ecosystems

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by E Cook, G Ashton, Marnie Campbell, A Coutts, S Gollasch, Chad Hewitt, H Liu, D Minchin, G Ruiz, R Shucksmith
Aquaculture is undergoing a rapid worldwide expansion. Of significant concern is the increasing use of non-native species, with subsequent escapes of these species and their associated pathogens and parasites posing a serious threat to native biodiversity, economic value and ecosystem function, particularly in regions rich in endemic species. The contribution of non-native species to the growth of the global aquaculture industry and the economic benefits that it has brought to many developing countries cannot be underestimated. However, minimizing the escapes of non-native aquaculture species must be a high priority for resource managers, conservationists and the aquaculture industry. This paper reviews intentional and unintentional non-native aquaculture introductions and the environmental consequences that escapes can have on the aquatic environment and presents a potential system of risk evaluation, management and funding mechanisms to assist in the long term sustainable development of the aquaculture industry.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Holmer M

Start Page

155

End Page

184

Number of Pages

30

ISBN-13

9781402068096

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Germany

Full Text URL

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Australian Maritime College; Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry; GoConsult, Germany; Marine Organism Investigations (Ireland); Scottish Association for Marine Science; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Zhongguo shui chan ke xue yan jiu yuan;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Number of Chapters

10