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Aquaculture in coastal lagoons
Macintosh, D.J. (1994). Aquaculture in coastal lagoons, in: Kjerfve, B. (Ed.) Coastal lagoon processes. Elsevier Oceanography Series, 60: pp. 401-442.
In: Kjerfve, B. (Ed.) (1994). Coastal lagoon processes. Elsevier Oceanography Series, 60. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-55556-0. xx, 577 pp., more
In: Elsevier Oceanography Series. Elsevier: Oxford; New york; Amsterdam. ISSN 0422-9894, more

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  • Macintosh, D.J.

    Lagoon fisheries production can be enhanced significantly through aquaculture, provided appropriate culture sites and species are selected. Salinity is the most important environmental variable in lagoons affecting the scope for aquaculture but, increasingly, habitat degradation, eutrophication and pollution are adding to the limitations on aquaculture in lagoon systems. Examples of culture methods operating in lagoons, including fish cages, pens for milkfish and shrimp, mollusc rearing on artificial substrates, and seaweed production are described, with emphasis on their environmental requirements and constraints. Some socio-economic problems involving aquaculture development in lagoons, compatibility with other uses of lagoons, and the special relationship between aquaculture and lagoon capture fisheries are discussed.

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