Indicator: CO-22 Aquaculture: extent of habitat disturbed or removed

Data

National data not yet available. The national aquaculture council has developed an action plan consistent with a Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) framework. Eventually some data may be reported under this strategy.

What the data mean

No data available.

Data Limitations

No data available.

Issues for which this is an indicator and why

Coasts and Oceans — Direct pressure of human activities on coasts and oceans - Pressure of fishing 

Except where purpose-built artificial water bodies are created, aquaculture requires the resumption of natural water bodies and the removal and modification of their existing ecosystems. The extent of habitat disturbed is a surrogate indicator for the extent of ecosystem damage caused by this removal and/or modification.

Other indicators for this issue:

Biodiversity — Pressures on biodiversity - Pressures on marine biodiversity: pressures of fishing 

Displacement of coastal habitats to make way for aquaculture can place pressure on marine biodiversity. The extent of habitat disturbed is a surrogate indicator for the extent of ecosystem damage caused by this removal and/or modification.

Other indicators for this issue:

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