Assessing the carbon footprint of aquaculture

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.
carbon footprint

Pond aquaculture often is carbon dioxide neutral The carbon footprint for aquaculture products results mainly from the use of manufactured feed and mechanical aeration. Because aquaculture ponds sequester carbon, they can be carbon dioxide-neutral. The carbon dioxide concentration of the earth’s atmosphere was thought to be about 280 ppm at the beginning of the industrial…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Department of Fisheries
    and Allied Aquacultures
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA