State of the Art and Challenges for Offshore Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)

  title={State of the Art and Challenges for Offshore Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)},
  author={Bela Hieronymus Buck and Max Troell and Gesche Krause and Dror Angel and Britta Grote and Thierry Chopin},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
By moving away from coastal waters and hence reducing pressure on nearshore ecosystems, offshore aquaculture can be seen as a possible step towards the large-scale expansion of the marine food production. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in nearshore water bodies has received increasing attention and could therefore play a role in the transfer of aquaculture operations to offshore areas. IMTA holds scope for multi-use of offshore areas and can bring environmental benefits from making… Expand

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