Aquaculture References and Further Reading

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Basics Aquaculture Information

Fisheries of the United States - 2016. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; Fisheries Statistics Division;
National Marine Fisheries Service. 2016.
This publication is a preliminary report for 2012 on aquaculture and commercial fisheries and a final report for recreational fisheries of the United States with landings from the U.S. territorial seas, the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and on the high seas. This annual report provides timely answers to frequently asked questions.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - 2016. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Rome, 2016.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture serves as a reference on the the global fisheries and aquaculture sectors – including status, trends, issues, and outlook – and contributes to a more complete understanding of the sectors' key role in food production, availability, and security.
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Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar): The “Super-Chicken” of the Sea?. Ole Torrissen, Rolf Erik Olsen, Reidar Toresen, Gro Ingunn Hemre, Albert G.J. Tacon, Frank Asche, Ronald W. Hardy, Santosh Lall. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 19:3, 257-278. 2011.
The current review gives an overview of the development of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture and how it has evolved due to changes in legal and management framework conditions. Atlantic salmon production is characterized with high utilization of nutrients, a high yield of production, and a large demand for rendered by-products. It is concluded that Atlantic salmon farming can be compared to raising a marine “super chicken” being among the most sustainable meat products in the world food market.
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Farming the Sea. Frank Asche. University of Stavanger. Marine Resource Economics, Volume 23, pp . 527 – 547. 2008.
Although one must face similar environmental challenges as agriculture, there is no doubt that intensive aquaculture can be sustainable. Moreover, increased food production from the sea can reduce pressure on marginal terrestrial land and deforestation. As the productivity potential in aquaculture is exploited, aquaculture production is set to continue its increase.
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Aquaculture technology. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. fao.org. 2012.
Discusses aquaculture technology, techniques, systems, biotechnology, facilities, engineering, and feeds.
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American Fisheries Society Journals -- searchable database
The American Fisheries Society Journals page provides access to the following journals: Fisheries, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, North American Journal of Aquaculture, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, and Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
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Policy and Governance in Aquaculture: Lessons Learned and Way Forward. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Hishamunda, N.; Ridler, N.; Martone, Elisabetta. Rome, 2014.
This paper summarizes some of the issues facing general aquaculture governance, current “best practices” and potential challenges for the future.

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Seafood & Health

Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization Expert Consultations: 2010.
The purpose of the FAO/WHO Expert Consultation was to provide a framework for assessing the net health benefits or risks of fish consumption that would assist governments to prepare advice for their own populations. This is the Executive Summary of the report and draws the general conclusion that benefits from fish consumption outweigh the risks for all populations.
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Fish intake, contaminants, and human health: evaluating the risks and the benefits. Mozaffarian, D.; Rimm, E.B. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2006 Oct 18;296(15):1885-99.
For major health outcomes among adults, based on both the strength of the evidence and the potential magnitudes of effect, the benefits of fish intake exceed the potential risks. For women of childbearing age, benefits of modest fish intake, excepting a few selected species, also outweigh risks.
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The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors. Goodarz Danaei, Eric L. Ding, Dariush Mozaffarian, Ben Taylor, Jürgen Rehm, Christopher J. L Murray, Majid Ezzati. This paper estimates the mortality effects of the following 12 modifiable dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors in the United States using consistent and comparable methods.

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