Aquaculture in the marine environment

Authored by: Selina Stead

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822


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This is an exciting period for the global aquaculture industry as one of the fastest-growing food producing sectors. In 2012, the aquaculture sector provided almost half of all fish for human food (FAO, 2014). This chapter provides a broad overview of marine farming as a multi-species and diverse industry that transcends complex biomes, ecosystems, governance arrangements and social acceptability levels, to mention only a few of the current and future issues impacting development.

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