Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Mariculture [Oban, Scotland, 19- 24 April, 1989]
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The Working Group discussed on the basis of national reports recent production trends, farm siting issues and ongoing research activities. Major sections of the report deal with the use of chemicals in mariculture and with site selection and monitoring issues. A general concept is proposed for the management of environmental impact, including various aspects from project descriptions to the identification of potential impacts. The Working Group also discussed wild and cultured fish interaction, in particular habitat interactions and diseases. Research priorities are listed together with the recommendations.
Contributors: Jan Aure, Arne Ervik