Domestication of new species and sustainable development in fish culture

Other titles Domestication de nouvelles espèces et développement durable de la pisciculture
Type Article
Date 2009-04
Language English
Author(s) Fontaine Pascal1, Legendre Marc2, Vandeputte Marc3, Fostier Alexis4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Nancy Univ, UR AFPA, F-54505 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France.
2 : IRD, UR 175, F-34196 Montpellier 05, France.
3 : IFREMER, GDR Ameliorat Genet Poissons, INRA, Palavas Les Flots, France.
4 : INRA, UR 1037, SCRIBE, IFR 140, F-35042 Rennes, France.
Source Cahiers Agricultures (1166-7699) (John Libbey Eurotext ltd), 2009-04 , Vol. 18 , N. 2 , P. 119-124
DOI 10.1684/agr.2009.0293
WOS© Times Cited 18
Keyword(s) Sustainable development, Fish culture, Domestication, Diversification
Abstract How may fish domestication participate in sustainable development of aquaculture? The development of fish farming currently compensates for the stagnation of fishery catches while the market demand continues to increase. The development of fish farming relies on an active diversification of farmed fish species. A diversification based on the farming of native species could reduce the environmental impact of fish culture and could better fit to needs of local markets. Such development could also favour a more integrated local economy. In this context, the building of a generic approach for multi-species domestication is required to optimise the use of the technical and financial means available for fish culture diversification.
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