The Other Side of Sustainable Aquaculture: Mariculture and Nonpoint Source Pollution

42 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2008

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Mariculture is the aquaculture of the sea. Various agencies of the U.S. government are trying to establish mariculture as a sustainable and profitable industry.

Sustainable mariculture, however, is intimately tied to ocean water quality. To date, the industries that regulate mariculture operations have focused primarily on preventing or limiting the water pollution that such facilities can cause. However, mariculture facilities location in the coastal zone are also subject to increasing levels of land-based water pollution, most of it from upland non point sources.

This Article argues that if the United States wants to establish a viable mariculture industry, it must pay more attention to ocean water quality and the control of land-based ocean pollution, especially non point source pollution.

Keywords: mariculture, aquaculture, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, CZMA, nonpoint source, water quality, ocean, coastal zone

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, The Other Side of Sustainable Aquaculture: Mariculture and Nonpoint Source Pollution (2002). Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 9, p.163, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1279106

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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