Prof. Boyd discusses eutrophication of water bodies, effluents and nutrients from aquaculture facilities, and aquaculture certification along with the difficulties to develop maximum acceptable concentration limits and load limits for nitrogen and phosphorus discharge.
Aquaculture certification programs reduce the environmental impacts of aquaculture and avoid negative impacts on biodiversity, but no single indicator of biodiversity can be used as a standard in aquaculture certification.
There are similarities and differences between the various aquaculture certification programs but until recently there has been little publicly available analysis to document those points. Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, provided it at
Zone management is an emerging field of interest among industry stakeholders. Experts say it will aid in controlling diseases and in determining carrying capacities. We take a closer look at the management tool’s potential.