By Keith Culver,David Castle

ISBN-10: 1402088345

ISBN-13: 9781402088346

ISBN-10: 9048180023

ISBN-13: 9789048180028

Keith Culver and David fortress advent Aquaculture is on the cutting edge of an incredibly polarized debate concerning the approach we produce our meals. in accordance with the United countries nutrients and Agriculture association, aquaculture creation has elevated eight. eight% in keeping with yr in view that 1970, a ways surpassing productiveness earnings in terrestrial meat creation at 2. eight% within the similar interval (FAO 2007). just like the ‘green revolution’ ahead of it, the ‘blue revolution’ in aquaculture delivers quickly elevated productiveness via technology-driven - tensi?cation of aquaculture animal and plant construction (Costa-Pierce 2002; The Economist 2003). Proponents of extra aquaculture improvement emphasize aq- culture’s old origins and capability to give a contribution to worldwide nutrition safety d- ing an exceptional cave in in international ?sheries (World Fish heart; Meyers and malicious program 2003; malicious program et al. 2006). For them, technology-driven intensi?cation is an - dinary and unremarkable extension of previous perform. rivals counter with photographs of marine and freshwater environments devastated by way of extensive aquaculture pr- tices generating unsustainable and dangerous nutrients items. They view the promised revolutionasascam,nothingmorethanclever marketingbypro?t-hungry ?shfa- ers trying to find how one can distract the general public from the genuine harms performed by way of aquaculture. The stark distinction among proponents and competitors of recent aquaculture recollects a long time of disputes approximately in depth terrestrial plant and animal agriculture, disputes whose power exhibits that the controversy is ready even more than nutrients creation (Ruse and chateau 2002).

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