Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Mammals : Interrelationship, Background and Issues
by Daniel Jakobsson
Pages: 105 pages
This book addresses a variety of subjects related to aquaculture. Predominantly, the subject matter concerns government regulations and actions taken in the most recent Congress as they apply to all aspects of aquatic life. Aquaculture-the farming of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic animals and plants in a controlled environment-is expanding rapidly. The 111th Congress may consider legislation to modify federal activities related to aquaculture, including possible standards to guide aquaculture development in offshore federal waters. Fish and marine mammals are important resources in the open ocean and nearshore coastal areas; many federal laws and regulations guide their management as well as the management of their habitat. This book also examines the consequences of climate change for fisheries, fish habitats and the distribution and abundance of species and food webs.