Guidelines and Criteria on Technical and Environmental Aspects of Cage Aquaculture Site Selection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Corner, Richard Anthony
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Aquaculture and more specifically marine aquaculture is a growing industry that currently supplies approximately 50 percent of the world’s global fish market. This will certainly continue with an anticipated global increase in production of 30 million tonnes required by 2050 to provide fish products to a growing population globally. FAO indicates that Mariculture, growing fish in the sea, will be the major sub-sector of this industry to expand in to the future. The marine environment offers an available resource and provides space for expansion, even recognising competing needs. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has two coastlines, in the west the Red Sea and in the East the Arabian Sea. The KSA is expected to expand Mariculture primarily in the Red Sea and it is on this premise that these guidelines and (where relevant and available) criteria have been developed. Much of the detail, however, is generally applicable and may equally apply to all KSA coasts. Expansion and long-term s.....
PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoverageSaudia Arabia
CitationCardia, F., Ciattaglia, A. and Corner, R.A. (2017) Guidelines and criteria on technical and environmental aspects of cage aquaculture site selection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rome, Italy, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 55pp. DOI: