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Expert Workshop on Comparative Environmental Costs of Aquaculture (2006)

WFT convened an international workshop to bring together international experts on aquaculture development, ecology, environmental economics, and environmental impact and energy analysis to discuss a variety environmental accounting systems.

At the request of FAO’s Sub-Committee on Aquaculture, and with the support of the FAO Fisheries Department and the Vancouver Aquarium, WFT convened an international workshop titled Study and Analysis on Environmental Costs of Aquaculture Production in Comparison with Other Food Production Sectors in Vancouver in April 2006.

The workshop brought together international experts on aquaculture development, ecology, environmental economics, and environmental impact and energy analysis to discuss a variety environmental accounting systems, such as Energy and Ecological Footprint Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flows Accounting. As a result, FAO was provided with advice on how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these accounting systems and how to deal with the subject in the future.

With support from FAO of the United Nations

 

Additional Resources:

WORKSHOP ARTICLE- DEVIN BARTLEY (AQUACULTURE NEWSLETTER, 35, JUNE 2006)