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Aquaculture: the case for environmental audit
Hockin, D.C. (1992). Aquaculture: the case for environmental audit, in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture and the Environment: reviews of the International Conference Aquaculture Europe '91, Dublin, Ireland, June 10-12, 1991. EAS Special Publication, 16: pp. 109-120
In: De Pauw, N.; Joyce, J. (Ed.) (1992). Aquaculture and the Environment: reviews of the International Conference Aquaculture Europe '91, Dublin, Ireland, June 10-12, 1991. EAS Special Publication, 16. European Aquaculture Society: Gent, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-10-9. 536 pp., more
In: EAS Special Publication. European Aquaculture Society, more

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  • Hockin, D.C.

Abstract
    An environmental audit determines the impact of one or more activities of a company upon the environment, and the process of auditing is accepted as the surest means of enabling an industry to identify,formulate and implement appropriate environmental policies. The application of environmental auditing to the aquacultural industry is discussed with regard to the inputs, the outputs and the processes conducted at the fish farm. It is believed that the success of the commercial operation is maximized when sound environmental practices feature in the management systems and the objective of the system must be to establish a sustainable operation having minimal environmental impact. The concepts of "sustainability" and "wise-use" introduced by the nature conservationists are thus of central significance. The conclusion is that the industry should embrace the opportunities afforded by environmental auditing, which, in the author's opinion, will not only benefit those within the industry, but also assist the financiers and insurers servicing the industry, as well as decision makers regulating it and those parties who frequently wish to participate in environmental debates in an informed and constructive manner.

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