Sustainable Food Production

2013 Edition
| Editors: Paul Christou, Roxana Savin, Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ignacy Misztal, C. Bruce A. Whitelaw

Aquaculture, Ecological

  • Barry A. Costa-Pierce
Reference work entry

Definition of Ecological Aquaculture

Ecological aquaculture is an alternative model of aquaculture development that uses ecological principles as the paradigm for the development of aquaculture [ 1, 2]. Ecological aquaculture plans, designs, develops, monitors, and evaluates aquatic farming ecosystems that preserve and enhance the form and functions of the natural and social environments in which they are situated. Ecological aquaculture farms are integrated “aquaculture ecosystems ” designed to deliver both economic and social profit (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New EnglandMarine Science CenterBiddefordUSA