The Renewed Interest in The Western World for The Cultivation of Seaweeds, as The Inorganic Extractive Component of IMTA Systems, and for The Ecosystem Services They Provide

Published on: 05/22/2017
Author/s : Thierry Chopin / Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Brunswick, 100 Tucker Park Rd., Saint John, N.B., E2L 4L5, Canada.

 Seaweed cultivation is well established in Asia and needs little explanation/justification. In the western world, a renewed interest in seaweed mariculture has been triggered by their cultivation in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems, the emerging understanding of the ecosystem services they provide (e.g. nutrient biomitigation, irrigation-less and deforestation-less food pr...

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May 22, 2017
IMTA has arisen from the control of nutrients from sea farm fish cages to mitigate pollution I would rather my seaweed was grow in pristine waters well away from polling fish farms. I have some idea that seaweeds will take up more than just nutrients from polluted waters but other elements of fish farm pollution that are present. I would like to see papers on this subject matter for better clarification.
Yakhoo Washebik Yakhoo Washebik
May 25, 2017
You would better also consider the presence of ethoxyquine additive in the feed pellets used in intensive fish farming and its eventual transfert to the seaweed cultivation.
May 25, 2017
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