Global Potential for Aquaculture

Leave a commentAnthropogenic, Ecosystem services, External drivers, Provisioning, Societal

A map of the biological production potential for marine aquaculture across the globe produced using an innovative approach that draws from physiology, allometry and growth theory.

ACCESS

published

yes

availability

public

link

to code  here

DESCRIPTORS

type

derived, simulated

gridded

yes

formats

TEMPORAL

period

present

coverage

resolution

annual

SPATIAL

coverage

global

resolution

0.0083° by 0.0083°

depth

depth integrated

Source: Figure 4 from Gentry et al., 2017
MAJOR VARIABLES
KEY REFERENCES
  • Gentry, R. R., Froelich, H. E., Grimm, R., Kareiva, P., Parke, M., Rust, M., Gaines, S.D., Halpern, B. S. (2017). Mapping the global potential for marine aquaculture. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(XXX), pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0257-9.
MORE INFORMATION
  • Supplementary Information include spatial distribution of Chl-a, shipping traffic, MPAs, dissolved O2, depth. Additional data include potential growing area for bivalves by country, temperature tolerance and Von Bertalanffy growth parameters for ~180 cultivated species worldwide (120 fish, and 60 bivalves).
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from the sources listed in Supplementary Table 1 of Gentry et al. 2017. All analyses, computer code and data products reported are publicly accessible on the Knowledge Network for Bioclompexity data repository at https://knb.ecoinformatics.org/view/doi:10.5063/F1S180FS.

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