Benefits of aquaculture are being “overlooked”

(12/05/18)

Scientists may be overlooking some of the broader ecosystem and social benefits associated with marine aquaculture.

So concludes a team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Macquarie University, in a study published in BioScience today.

Oyster farming is one form of aquaculture that can deliver a wide range of ecosystem services
Oyster farming is one form of aquaculture that can deliver a wide range of ecosystem services

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According to their research, while aquaculture can have negative impacts – largely through poorly designed, sited, regulated or operated facilities – there is a growing body of evidence to suggest some of the broader, positive ecosystem and social benefits...................................................


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