Switch to land-based aquaculture systems
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Aquaculture systems may discharge water with waste and effluents into aquatic environments causing pollution and habitat degradation with adverse impacts on reptiles. Typical wastes include faeces, excess feed and nutrients, and chemicals, such as disinfectants, antifoulants, pesticides, herbicides, and drugs for disease control. Switching to land-based systems may lead to reductions in pollution, with positive impacts on reptile populations.