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Site selection and environmental monitoring in the mariculture industry: an integrated protocol
O'Connor, B.D.S.; Hartnett, M.; Costelloe, J. (1992). Site selection and environmental monitoring in the mariculture industry: an integrated protocol, 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. 191-204
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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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine

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  • O'Connor, B.D.S., more
  • Hartnett, M.
  • Costelloe, J.

Abstract
    Site selection in the mariculture finfish industry has traditionally been based on such characteristics as proximity to land and degree of shelter. Several such sites, at least in the Irish experience, have been abandoned, after considerable investment of money and effort, as their productivity was shown to be short-lived. This was due to a large extent to the unsuitability of the site in terms of its hydrography which quickly led to the disimprovement of benthic conditions and subsequent fish disease problems. This paper presents a suite of characteristics which the prospective site should have and which the developer should quantify. An integral part of this assessment is the development of a computer-based hydrodynamic model which can be used as a powerful tool by the farm manager. The paper concludes with a recommended monitoring programme and possible management protocols are outlined.

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