Impacts of marine aquaculture at large spatial scales: evidences from N and P catchment loading and phytoplankton biomass.

  title={Impacts of marine aquaculture at large spatial scales: evidences from N and P catchment loading and phytoplankton biomass.},
  author={Gianluca Sar{\`a} and Marco Lo Martire and Marilena Sanfilippo and Giuseppa Pulican{\`o} and Giuseppe Cortese and Antonio Mazzola and Alexa Manganaro and Antonio Pusceddu},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  volume={71 5},
While several studies point at off-shore aquaculture as a possible source of impacts on the local marine environment, very few have analysed its effects at large scales such as at the bay, gulf or basin levels. Similar analyses are hampered by the multiple sources of disturbance that may concomitantly affect a given area. The present paper addresses these issues taking the Gulf of Castellammare (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea) as an example. Nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) loads were calculated for… CONTINUE READING


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