Diseases

Owens, Leigh (2012) Diseases. In: Lucas, John S., and Southgate, Paul C., (eds.) Aquaculture: farming aquatic animals and plants. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 214-228.

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[Extract] To put the impact of disease into perspective, it is interesting to evaluate the future of the human face and its needs. It has been estimated that for humankind to maintain its consumption of seafood at c urrent levels, aquaculture production will have to double by 2020. There probably is not enough land or suitable mari time areas for this to occur without massive disnlptions to multiple ecosystems. However, 40% of all aquaculture production is lost to disease, so by just removing or limiting disease impacts, humankind can almost meet seafood requirements without changing any land-utilising practices.

Item ID: 20026
Item Type: Book Chapter (Later Edition)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8858-6
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 01:39
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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