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A review of aquaculture in Hawaii and its potential environmental impacts

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dc.contributor.advisor Frazer, L. Neil Bernhard, Cecil 2020-04-21T01:26:54Z 2020-04-21T01:26:54Z 2009
dc.subject Aquaculture
dc.subject fish ponds
dc.subject indigenous
dc.title A review of aquaculture in Hawaii and its potential environmental impacts
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Oceanography
dc.contributor.department Global Environmental Science Honolulu
dc.description.course OCN 499 - Undergraduate Thesis
dcterms.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.
dcterms.extent 32 pages
dcterms.language English
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
dcterms.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.
dcterms.rightsholder Bernhard, Cecil
dcterms.type Text
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