Alien species in aquaculture

Considerations for responsible use

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Atenção às normas de uso conforme consta na pág. 6 da publicação.


“In order to rapidly and cost-effectively develop and diversify aquaculture interests, commercial enterprises in several countries have turned to pre-existing aquaculture species from other regions, such as the Japanese Oyster, Crassostrea gigas, the Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar, and the California abalone, Haliotis rufescens. By using these species, research and development costs are minimised through use of overseas research and development outputs. Similarly, these new enterprises can utilise pre-existing markets with well established brand identity to create a more rapid profit. This use of potentially invasive Alien Species in novel locations and with farming practices that rarely provide a zero-risk of accidental release is problematic from biodiversity protection and transboundary perspectives". Fonte: o editor