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A review of aquaculture in Hawaii and its potential environmental impacts

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Title:A review of aquaculture in Hawaii and its potential environmental impacts
Authors:Bernhard, Cecil
Contributors:Frazer, L. Neil (advisor)
Oceanography (department)
Global Environmental Science (department)
Keywords:Aquaculture
fish ponds
indigenous
Date Issued:2009
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Place of Publication:Honolulu
Abstract:Hawaii has a long history of aquaculture. Before Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian people already had advanced forms of aquaculture with the use of fish ponds. These fish ponds were a symbol of power and society for the Hawaiian people. In modern Hawaii, fish ponds have been supplemented to some extent by industrial methods develop since the 1960s. These advancements have led to new technologies such as sea cage aquaculture of economically important carnivorous fin fish. The ecological impacts of these new technologies are potentially dangerous. Negative environmental impacts from aquaculture could damage the Hawaiian economy which relies on a healthy ocean for tourism and fisheries. A return to pre-contact principles of aquaculture could eliminate environmental impacts as well as imports needed by modern aquaculture. This could lead to a more sustainable form of food production for the Hawaiian Islands.
Pages/Duration:32 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67725
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Rights Holder:Bernhard, Cecil
Appears in Collections: Global Environmental Science (GES)


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