This paper examines the range of models used in aquaculture development to provide insight into environmental impact of actual or proposed activities. It highlights difficulties in overcoming assumptions inherent in models and reiterates that models should complement rather than replace robust and informed management and planning. In developing country applications, simple models, with effective monitoring and management systems, are likely to be more useful and effective than sophisticated modelling exercises.
Nautilus Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK., Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK., Hambrey Consulting, UK. 113 pp.