Author: Professor D C Little

Aquaculture: are the criticisms justified? II – Aquaculture’s environmental impact and use of resources, with special reference to farming Atlantic salmon

Professor D C Little,
Dr C J Shepherd
Summary Salmon farming is the most highly developed form of large scale intensive aquaculture owing to its productivity growth and technological change. The fundamental questions are how farmed salmon compares to other food production systems and prospects for its improved sustainability. This paper reviews the criticisms of Atlantic salmon farming, in particular those relating to its ecological and environmental record.   Compared with terrestrial livestock, fish are better …