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"Aquaculture, not the Internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century."

- Peter Drucker, Management Expert & Economist


Marine finfish aquaculture conflicts inEurope

In continuation of the above message (Good Practice Workshop on Sustainable Aquaculture) and response to the CEFAS SUSAQ report, Irmak Ertör and Miquel Ortega from ENTITLE, ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & ENT Environment and Management, Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona have forwarded a brand new article.

The article, published on line in 'Marine Policy' 51, (2015) pp. 202 - 210, argues that increasing demand for ?sh products and the stagnation of capture ?sheries has promoted the growth of aquaculture globally, leading to a signi?cant increase in socio-environmental con?icts mainly in relation with ?n?sh aquaculture.

Analysis of numerous European conflicts on finfish farming at sea indicate  that  the  con?icts  are  not restricted to one or two local opposing actor groups that are against marine ?n?sh aquaculture developments, but rather they include numerous stakeholders with varying perceptions and concerns.

Furthermore, the demands are not solely based on ecological aspects, instead they are strongly linked to environmental justice dimensions and this might have signi?cant policy implications.

Read the article here

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