Accession Number : ADP002130

Title :   Applicability, Costs, and Benefits of Mariculture in Containment Areas,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Lunz,J. D.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Questions and answers concerning the applicability, costs, and benefits of aquaculture in actively used dredged material containment areas are generally discussed. The concept of containment area aquaculture has been studied before. The objective of previous work was to determine whether commercially important penaeid shrimp would survive and grow in a dredged material containment area. The concept is being reviewed again because (a) the state of the art of aquaculture technology has significantly advanced during the last decade; (b) the acquisition of suitable dredged material disposal acreage is probably the most common dredging-related problem among Corps of Engineer Districts; and (c) the multiple, beneficial use of dredged material disposal sites for aquaculture and disposal operations is an intriguing management option that would benefit government, the public, industry, and the environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dredged materials, Symposia, Contamination, Costs, Disposal, Benefits

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE