This collaborative research project was designed to explore the possible value and application of the concept of environmental capacity at grass roots level in tropical developing countries, both in relation to aquaculture where there are already signs of environmental degradation, and as a preventive tool in less developed areas where significant future development and/or intensification is possible or likely. It was designed to compare this strategic and predictive approach with frameworks based on more traditional monitoring and adaptive management techniques.
University of Fisheries, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam; University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietna,; Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1 (Vietnam), University of Khulna Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nautilus Consultants, UK; Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling UK., Hambrey Consulting, UK. 80 pp.
Volume 1: Summary and Final Report. Practical guidance for the estimation and allocation of environmental capacity for aquaculture in tropical developing countries (TROPECA)