The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections: - Environmental thought: past and present - Valuing the environment - Knowledges and knowing - Political economy of environmental change - Environmental technologies - Redesigning natures - Institutions and policies for influencing the environment Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus. Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Regenerating Aquaculture — Enhancing Aquatic Resources Management, Livelihoods and Conservation

Regenerating Aquaculture — Enhancing Aquatic Resources Management, Livelihoods and Conservation

Regenerating aquaculture — enhancing aquatic resources management, livelihoods and conservation


Aquaculture, broadly defined as the farming of aquatic species, has emerged as an important food producing sector. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO, 2004) noted that since 1970 total aquaculture output grew at an average of 8.9% per year until 2002, as compared with 2.8% for terrestrial livestock farming and 1.2% for capture fisheries over the same period. Furthermore, finfish and shellfish farming expanded at rates of 9.1 and 5.8% per year between 1995 and 2000, reaching production levels globally of 23.2 and 12.4 million tonnes, respectively; farmed fish, crustaceans and molluscs represented 27% of global supplies in 2000 (FAO, 2002a, b). ...

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