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  Aquaculture in Hawaii
Hawaii is an ideal location for aquaculture, the farming of plants and animals in water.
From the lush green mountains, to the sandy shores of the broad blue ocean, water abounds, providing a myriad of environments to raise a wide variety of seafood.
Welcome to our Hawaii Aquaculture web page, an information source and guide to getting started in aquaculture in Hawaii, presented by the State Aquaculture Development Program (ADP).
www.hawaiiaquaculture.org   (178 words)

  Organic Aquaculture and Fish Farming   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aquaculture is a new organic sector and, arguably, the most challenging, with no organic fish farming tradition in this country.
They recycle and reuse aquaculture waste water by moving it through a series of filters (screens and biological filters that house beneficial nitrifying bacteria), which remove wastes so that the water may be used again.
There were exceptions: every member of the Aquaculture Group agreed that sedentary organisms such as certain shellfish and aquatic plants could be labelled as organic and 90% of the Group recommended that standards for these organisms be included in either the IBS aquaculture or wild harvest chapters.
www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca /rcbtoa/services/aquaculture.html   (5271 words)

  HBOI Aquaculture | Home
The Aquaculture Division's mission is to develop economically feasible and environmentally sustainable methods to farm aquatic organisms for food, sport, stock enhancement, aquarium markets, and pharmaceuticals.
The Aquaculture Division is a leader in the research and development of culture technologies for molluscs, crustaceans, marine ornamentals, food fish, seaweed, and biomedical species.
Aquaculture training and education programs and a variety of services are in place to support industry expansion in Florida, the Caribbean and around the world.
www.hboi.edu /aqua/aqua_home.html   (161 words)

 WWF | Aquaculture
Aquaculture, most simply defined as the rearing or farming of aquatic species under controlled conditions, is a rapidly growing industry, accounting for over one-third of all direct fisheries consumption.
Aquaculture concerns a number of the ecoregions, biomes and threats that WWF has determined to be critical to conservation.
Aquaculture also relates to a number of WWF's thematic priorities: shrimp farming contributes to mangrove deforestation; non-native salmon and tilapia have escaped in volume from farms and become invasive species; and effluents, including toxic chemicals and antibiotics, are released into both marine and freshwater environments.
www.worldwildlife.org /cci/aquaculture.cfm   (747 words)

 EPA - Ag Center: Aquaculture Operations
Aquaculture is commonly defined as the active cultivation (maintenance or production) of marine and freshwater aquatic organisms (plants and animals) under controlled conditions.
Aquaculture operations across the U.S. produce more than 100 species of aquatic organisms at different life stages, such as catfish, shrimp, salmon, scallops, oysters, and trout.
Aquaculture systems must provide a constant supply of sufficiently clean and oxygenated water to support the cultivated organisms, and must carry away deoxygenated water and wastes.
www.epa.gov /agriculture/anaquidx.html   (375 words)

 Massachusetts Aquaculture White Paper - Introduction to Marine Aquaculture
The cultivation of salmonids in "fish farms," either offshore or in inland ponds, is an example of intensive aquaculture; the fish are hatched from eggs, reared and fed in controlled enclosures until reaching harvest size, and then harvested.
Aquaculture poses many unique challenges to the farmer not found in traditional agriculture such as those related to siting due to legal and traditional conflicts, and to contamination of wild fisheries due to interactions between these distinct populations.
Similarly, marine and fresh water aquaculture is not always well-defined since anadramous species such as salmon or catadramous species such as eels depend upon both salt and fresh waters for parts of their life cycles complicating the need for resources which must be employed.
www.mass.gov /czm/wpmaraqu.htm   (816 words)

 Aquaculture Systems and Aquaponic Systems for growing plants and fish
Aquaculture, simply defined, is the farming of various types of fish and other aquatic animals.
In a typical aquaculture system, a bio-filter utilizes beneficial bacteria to clean the water for the fish.
When growing fish in an aquaculture system, it is crucial to not only consider the requirements of the fish, but also the bacteria.
www.cropking.com /aqua.shtml   (386 words)

 Farming Fish: The Aquaculture Boom World Resources Institute Fact Sheet Undated 31jan01
Aquaculture -- the farming of fish, shrimp, shellfish, and seaweeds -- has been a source of human protein for nearly 4,000 years, especially in Asia [1].
Aquaculture products fall into two distinct groups: high-valued species such as shrimp and salmon that are frequently grown for export, and lower-valued species such as carp and tilapia that are consumed primarily locally.
Progress in aquaculture research can also be expected to help in the transition to low-impact, high-productivity fish farming in the future.
www.mindfully.org /Food/WRI-Aquaculture-Boom.htm   (1441 words)

 MariCulture Systems - Aquaculture
Aquaculture is a broad term defined as "the art of cultivating the products of water or the raising or fattening of fish." It includes the culture of fish, mollusks, crustaceans, algae, seaweed, and even bullfrogs and alligators.
Aquaculture is rapidly becoming recognized as a major factor in the food supply chain.
Aquaculture is on of the fastest growing food-producing sector, providing an acceptable supplement to and substitute for wild fish and plants." Mariculture management concurs, that with the current state of fisheries, additional production of seafood will have to come mainly from aquaculture.
www.sargo.net /aquaculture.htm   (1787 words)

 fishfarming.com - experts in aquaculture, fish farming, shrimp aquaculture and tilapia farming
Aquaculture techniques for many different species have been continually refined over the last fifteen to twenty years.
More than half of the total world aquaculture production in 2000 was finfish, and the growth of the major species groups continues to be rapid with no apparent slowdown in production to date.
According to FAO statistics, aquaculture's contribution to global supplies of fish, crustaceans and molluscs continues to grow, increasing from 3.9 percent of total production by weight in 1970 to 27.3 percent in 2000.
www.fishfarming.com /aquaculture.html   (509 words)

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, has been the worlds fastest growing food production system for the past decade with an average compound growth rate of 9.6% annually since 1984.
Moreover, aquaculture’s contribution to the total world fisheries supply has increased two fold since 1984, from 11.5% of the total weight to 23.0% in 1995.
Number one is the need for aquaculture to be seen by the non-aquaculture community, and public at large, as a net contributor to total world fisheries landings and global food supply, rather than as a net consumer of potential food-grade fishery resources.
www.factoryfarming.com /fish_aquaculture.htm   (982 words)

 Institute of Aquaculture: Study & Training: Welcome
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic plants and animals, and encompasses everything from plants to fish, molluscs, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles.
Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food production sector, increasing by 10 percent per annum over the past decade.
Located close to the UK aquaculture industry, and with an international reputation in research, development and postgraduate training, extensive freshwater and marine facilities and strong overseas links, the Institute offers unparalleled opportunities for flexible aquaculture training.
www.aquaculture.stir.ac.uk /training/index.php   (259 words)

 Aquaculture Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aquaculture, the managed production of aquatic plants and animals, continues to grow as a major agribusiness enterprise.
APHIS programs currently serve important aspects of both plant and animal aquaculture, especially involving disease, pest prevention, and wildlife damage management.
Reports on Aquaculture from APHIS' Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)
www.aphis.usda.gov /vs/aqua   (187 words)

 NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management : Aquaculture
Aquaculture is often conducted in coastal environments and operations can be located on land with a nearby water source or in bays, estuaries, or marine waters.
Many types of aquaculture are dependent upon the physical, social and/or economic requirements of coastal environments, such as water temperature, salinity, protected coves, ability to lease public submerged lands and waters, and access to markets.
Aquaculture has become one of the world's fastest growing food industries due to population growth, changing consumer demands and preferences, technological advancements, and the depletion of wild fish stocks.
coastalmanagement.noaa.gov /aquaculture.html   (474 words)

 Coasts and the Sea - Aquaculture
Aquaculture is the commercial growing of marine and freshwater animals and plants for the purposes of trade, business or research.
Aquaculture in South Australia is now subject to much greater regulation as a consequence of the Aquaculture Act 2001, which seeks to significantly improve the management of aquaculture in South Australia.
Aquaculture Zone Policies are being established under the new Aquaculture Act 2001 to aid the management of regions under development.
www.environment.sa.gov.au /reporting/coast/aquaculture.html   (1828 words)

 Aquaculture Information, Fish Farms, Aquaculture Databases, Fish Hatcheries, America
Aquaculture is a relative newcomer to the U.S., which began here during the late 19th century and first reached commercial success many decades later in the 1960's and 1970's.
Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. and global agricultural economies.
There is a trend to site new marine aquaculture facilities in open-ocean environments where they are submerged, out of sight, and out of reach of storms, coastal pollution, and shipping traffic.
www.ftai.com /aquaculture.htm   (714 words)

Aquaculture, the farming of plants and animals in water, is becoming a major force in world agriculture.
Aquaculture is sometimes called fish farming; this is a misnomer.
Aquaculture crops are produced to fill many needs.
www2.mgccc.cc.ms.us /~aqua   (511 words)

 MDA - Aquaculture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
“Aquaculture species” means aquatic animal organisms including, but not limited to, fish, crustaceans, mollusks, reptiles, or amphibians reared or cultured under controlled conditions in an aquaculture facility.
Any movement, importing, or exporting of aquaculture species shall be in compliance with the Animal Industry Act (Public Act 466 of 1988, as amended), being sections 287.701 to 287.747 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
A person shall not import aquaculture from a hatchery or other facility with a record of an emergency fish disease within the past two years.
www.michigan.gov /mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2390_2442-14219--,00.html   (236 words)

 Aquaculture | Business solutions from AllBusiness.com
Aquaculture research is key to the future of U.S. fish farming
One of the rallying cries of aquacultural producers has been that aquaculture is simply another form of agriculture and as such should receive the same...
Aquaculture producers may breathe a little easier thanks to a new method for detecting genetic material that algae need to produce fish-killing toxins called microcystins.
www.allbusiness.com /aquaculture/3076059-1.html?googlesub=aquaculture   (748 words)

Aquaculture, often referred to as fish farming, is the art, science and business of cultivating aquatic animals (including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans) and plants in fresh or marine waters.
The NOAA Marine Aquaculture Initiative is a commitment by NOAA to meet its responsibilities for environmental stewardship and economic development of the nation’s living marine resources in the 21st century.
The answer may lie in aquaculture, particularly marine offshore aquaculture (fish are raised in fully enclosed cages stationed below the surface of the water in an open ocean area, far from the fragile coastal environment).
www.oar.noaa.gov /oceans/t_aquaculture.html   (715 words)

 GIS in Aquaculture
The question of aquaculture suitability is important to Tenerife because it could diversify the economy of the island while reducing reliance on wild fish stocks by producing a constant fish supply.
This type of aquaculture could prove to be economically feasible as well as socially and visually acceptable.
Aquaculture is unique in comparison with most agriculture in that it has great need for practical scientific knowledge, economic and profitability studies, and knowledge of potential areas for site selection, development, and expansion.
oregonstate.edu /~templee/GIS_Bib.html   (2492 words)

 Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii - The Aquatic Network   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aquaculture 2004, a major gathering for the aquaculture community, served as the triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Association, American Fisheries Society Fish Culture section, and the National Shellfisheries Association.
Aquaculture continues to grow worldwide and represents an opportunity to supply the increasing demand for food resulting from the depletion of traditional fisheries.
In Hawaii, the Hawaii Offshore Aquaculture Research Project is expected to become a national model for offshore cage culture.
www.aquanet.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=44   (550 words)

Her share of global aquaculture (including plants) increased from 37.7% or 3.8 million tonnes in 1984 to 67.8% or 23.1 million tonnes in 1996.
The total reported aquaculture production, including plants, for China increased from 7.5 to 8.2 million tonnes or by 9% in 1990 and from 20.0 to 23.1 million tonnes or by 15.8% in 1996.
For 1990 its contribution rose from 46.5 to 48.7%, and in 1996 from 64.5 to 67.8%.
www.fao.org /docrep/005/x1227e/X1227e9.htm   (669 words)

Aquaculture is becoming an increasingly important source of fish available for human consumption.
As the number of aquaculture facilities grows, so does the need to develop safe and effective drugs for treating fish diseases.
The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE) is working with various government agencies and aquaculture associations to increase the number of safe and effective drugs that can be used by the aquaculture industry.
www.fda.gov /cvm/aqualibtoc.htm   (193 words)

 Aquaculture : Grazing Systems and Alternative Livestock Breeds : Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
Briefly identifies and describes the important issues pertaining to organic aquaculture with regard to production technology, standards and laws, environmental and economic sustainability, research and development, and markets and trade.
A comprehensive resource on fish used in research and aquaculture covering pain and distress, husbandry, guidelines, and regulatory issues.
Gateway to electronic aquaculture resources with links to thousands of publications, newsletters, visual media, calendars, job services, directories and specialty sections for species and production systems.
www.nal.usda.gov /afsic/afsaqua.htm   (310 words)

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