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Blue frontiers: managing the environmental costs of aquaculture


  • Hall, S.J.
  • Delaporte, A.
  • Phillips, M.J.
  • Beveridge, M.
  • O'Keefe, M.
  • The WorldFish Center


The report begins with an overview of the current status of world aquaculture. It then goes on to describe an approach for estimating the current combined biophysical resource demands of aquaculture for producer countries and regions. Following a comparison of these results with those available for other animal food production sectors the report then examines the consequences of likely future trends in production on the environmental impacts of aquaculture. Finally, the policy implications of the reportÆs findings are discussed along with the research agenda that should be pursued to meet the challenge of sustainable food production.

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  • Hall, S.J. & Delaporte, A. & Phillips, M.J. & Beveridge, M. & O'Keefe, M. & The WorldFish Center, 2011. "Blue frontiers: managing the environmental costs of aquaculture," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 39461, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:39461

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    1. White, Thomas, 2000. "Diet and the distribution of environmental impact," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 145-153, July.
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    2. Mungkung , R. & Phillips, M. & Castine, S. & Beveridge, M. & Chaiyawannakarn, N. & Nawapakpilai, S. & Waite, R., 2014. "Exploratory analysis of resource demand and the environmental footprint of future aquaculture development using Life Cycle Assessment," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 40396, September.
    3. repec:eee:ecoser:v:8:y:2014:i:c:p:128-140 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Stella Tsani & Phoebe Koundouri, 2017. "A methodological note for the development of integrated aquaculture production models," DEOS Working Papers 1708, Athens University of Economics and Business.
    5. Raitzer, David A. & Maredia, Mywish K., 2012. "Analysis of agricultural research investment priorities for sustainable poverty reduction in Southeast Asia," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 412-426.
    6. Phillips, M.. & Henriksson, P.J.G. & Tran, N. & Chan, C.Y. & Mohan, C.V. & Rodriguez, U-P. & Suri, S. & Hall, S. & Koeshendrajana, S., 2015. "Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 40532, September.

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    Aquaculture; Aquaculture systems; Life cycle analysis; Environmental impact; Resource management; Aquaculture statistics; Sustainability;

    JEL classification:

    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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