Can Carrying Capacity Promote Sustainable Aquaculture?

Can Carrying Capacity Promote Sustainable Aquaculture?

Determining the carrying capacity of an environment will help create a sustainable future for aquaculture. By upholding carrying capacity limits, aquaculture can better interact with the ecosystem and can help determine future species growth. The carrying capacity of aquaculture can be categorized into four types: physical carrying capacity, production carrying capacity, ecological carrying capacity, and social carrying capacity; all help to regulate and maintain a sustainable system.

Read on to learn how Dr. Carrie Byron of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute(GMRI) explains the concept of carrying capacity in the article below.

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