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By F. H. Page, R. Losier, P. McCurdy (auth.), Barry T. Hargrave (eds.)

Environmental dangers linked to large-scale marine finfish cage aquaculture have resulted in claims that the long term sustainability of the is doubtful. equipment and versions at the moment used to degree close to and far-field environmental results of finfish mariculture and to evaluate their implications for administration are awarded in 20 chapters prepared in 4 sections (Eutrophication, Sedimentation and Benthic affects, adjustments in Trophic constitution and serve as, and coping with Environmental Risks). Case reviews exhibit how versions can be used to foretell environmental adjustments and supply administration instruments to reduce possibly hostile environmental dangers. the amount is of curiosity to these practising sustainable improvement of mariculture, together with environmental managers and decision-makers with regulatory responsibilities.

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2% was used, based on information from feed suppliers), or it can also be estimated if the ash content of the feed is known, since ash can be considered mostly a mix of calcium and sodium phosphate. The average water content of salmon reared in SWNB is 68% (B. Glebe, personal communication). A similar approach was used to calculate the C in the salmon as was used for the feed. Using proximate composition data from [11], C accounts for 54% of the salmon dry weight. 45%, respectively [13]) are also available for whole salmon: these were used instead of the indirect estimates from proximate composition data.

However, the predicted changes for the Letang CMR are very significant. 4 mg L–1 . 5 µM is comparable to or greater than observed background levels. There are some field data confirming that very high concentrations of nitrogen do occur in these waters. Bugden et al. 7 µM in Back Bay in September 1999. The increased availability of inorganic nitrogen could be promoting increased biomass of micro- and macroalgae as fouling communities on net-pens and in intertidal areas. Macroalgae have a large capacity for nutrient uptake and may form extensive beds in response to nutrient enrichment [29].

Although all of these impacts will be more severe close to the farms, comparisons of sediment processes with the magnitudes of discharges suggest that most of the wastes are distributed over wide areas. Time and space scales are critical in evaluating the potential impacts. The fact that salmon aquaculture can dominate natural processes over quite large scales shows the need for establishing integrated management goals for marine finfish aquaculture. Judgements must be made on what levels of exploitation of the environment are acceptable, and these judgements must recognize that wastes from net-pen aquaculture may significantly impact areas much larger than the farms themselves.

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