Management of Aquaculture Production Hazards


Management of Aquaculture Production Hazards
Extension professionals from universities and industry associations across the northeastern U.S. developed a comprehensive publication that identifies strategies to address aquaculture production hazards. The manual includes science-based information about major production hazards facing aquatic farmers, including: predators, diseases, parasites, organisms that have the potential to cause aquatic animal illness and human illness (e.g. toxic algae), biofouling, spread of invasive species, and other operational and environmental hazards. The manual also includes guidelines for environmental monitoring, evaluation and sampling of stocks, record-keeping procedures, and biosecurity measures. Although this publication focuses on shellfish aquaculture in the Northeastern U.S., it provides invaluable guidance for anyone considering entering this business.