Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda

Workshop Proceedings

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Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. This conference proceedings addresses key policy challenges of the aquaculture sector. Policy makers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs and international organisations gathered to discuss the critical economic, environmental and social aspects of aquaculture.  This publication presents a selection of key issues covered by the workshop and includes a large number of country case studies, which provide specific examples of national approaches to aquaculture management.




Agriculture's impact on aquaculture: Hypoxia and eutrophication in marine waters

Over the last 20-30 years aquaculture has become a major source of food and livelihood. As aquaculture production expands there are emerging threats from landbased activities, primarily from agriculture but also from an expanding human population. Environmental externalities of nutrient enrichment and resulting eutrophication and hypoxia have recently become key stressors at global scales.


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