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Environmental impact of a marine fish cage culture

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posted on 2022-10-19, 12:56 authored by Per Hall, Ola Holby

Cultivation of fish in floating net cages increased rapidly during the 1970's. It was not until recently that investigations on environmental impact of fish cage farming were initiated. The need for such studies has increased due to the intensified use of the cage culture technique. We present in this paper a project designed to study environmental impact of a fish cage farm in the marine environment. Results from measurements of sedimentation, benthic fluxes of nutrients in-situ, sediment oxygen uptake, gas ebullition, and chemical composition of sediments and pore waters are presented.



1986 Annual Science Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

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F: 46

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Hall, P. and Holby, O. 1986.Environmental impact of a marine fish cage culture. Annual Science Conference 1986, Copenhagen, Denmark. C.M. Document 1986 / F: 46.

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    ASC 1986 - F - Mariculture committee