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Integrating multiple stressors in aquaculture to build the blue growth in a changing sea

Sarà, Gianluca; Mangano, M. Cristina; Johnson, Magnus; Mazzola, Antonio


Gianluca Sarà

M. Cristina Mangano

Antonio Mazzola


Fisheries currently represent the main source of animal protein intake worldwide, although catches of most commercial species are at or beyond maximum sustainable yields. Increasing production would require an excess of exploitation levels and aquaculture is expected to become crucial in sustaining a growing seafood demand. Nonetheless, many threats are expected to affect aquaculture and the increased production must evolve in a way that minimizes environmental and socio-economic impacts. The claimed sustainable development of human activities at sea (blue growth and economy) seeks for new joint analyses and solutions at (trans-)national systemic level should be planned and applied. To meet a sustainable development, both production and management approaches should evolve. Here we propose a conceptual framework to integrate a “downscaling approach” based on functional features of cultivated organisms to accommodate multiple stressors in setting sustainable development standards to design adaptive solutions fitting with the management of marine space.


Sarà, G., Mangano, M. C., Johnson, M., & Mazzola, A. (2018). Integrating multiple stressors in aquaculture to build the blue growth in a changing sea. Hydrobiologia, 809(1), 5-17.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Dec 11, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 15, 2017
Publication Date Mar 1, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2018
Journal Hydrobiologia
Print ISSN 0018-8158
Electronic ISSN 1573-5117
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 809
Issue 1
Pages 5-17
Series Title Hydrobiologia
Keywords Aquatic Science; Pollution; General Environmental Science
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