Ecosystem Impacts and Ecosystem Services of Aquaculture II Posters

Session ID#: 84799

Session Description:
Aquaculture production is growing exponentially as global population increases even while fisheries landings stagnate. Large scale aquaculture has the potential for both negative and positive effects on coastal ecosystems. Aquaculture of seaweeds and shellfish, has been suggested to be a productive method of bioremediation of nutrient pollution and local ocean acidification. Integrated Multi-Trophic aquaculture (IMTA) attempts to use ecosystem-like flows to produce food, reducing negative environmental impacts attributed to intensive fin fish aquaculture. The addition of large populations of single or multiple cultured species and the associated infrastructure to coastal ecosystems potentially effects wild species, nutrient cycles, flow and habitat of other species in coastal ecosystems. For this session, we invite presentations on any aspect of ecosystem services or ecosystem impacts of coastal aquaculture. The session topic is directly relevant to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources. We expect the session will be an opportunity to share research addressing the direct and indirect ecosystem effects of aquaculture with the view toward increasing sustainability of natural and aquaculture systems.
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:

4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Janet Kubler, California State University, Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States
Co-Chair:  Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, United States
Primary Liaison:  Janet Kubler, California State University at Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States
Moderators:  Janet Kubler, California State University at Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States and Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Steven R Dudgeon, California State University at Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Establishing Aquaculture Frameworks for the Methane-Mitigating Rhodophyta, Asparagopsis taxiformis (653054)
Maddelyn Harden and Sergey Nuzhdin, University of Southern California, Molecular Biology, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Quantifying Ecosystem Structure and Services Provided by Tropical Seaweed Farms (637995)
Melissa Baldino, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Can sediment microbial fuel cells prevent the accumulation of porewater sulfide beneath aquaculture cages? (651481)
Christopher K Algar1, Greg Wanger2, Annie Howard1, Colin Ward3 and Charity Justrabo1, (1)Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, (2)Down North Technologies, Haifax, NS, Canada, (3)Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Mapping declining oxygen in an aquaculture area (Pangasinan, Philippines) and in a bay impacted with untreated domestic waste (Manila Bay, Philippines) (649443)
Lara Patricia A Sotto1, Gil S. Jacinto2, Ma Isabella Rayos Del Sol1, Raffi Isah1, Ma. Teresa Escobar3 and Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone1, (1)Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Metro Manila, Philippines, (2)Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, (3)University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Microflora and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Some Microbes from Aquaculture Waste-water from Lagos, Nigeria (642127)
Olaitan Olajuyigbe, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria, Fish Technology and product development department, Lagos, Nigeria and Ogochukwu Angela Agwu, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Biological Oceanography, Lagos, Nigeria
Physico-chemical assessment of Lotic Nun River, and Abundance of its Margaritifera margaritifera (637453)
Uzoma Sampson Chukwuka, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Kensington, Nigeria