Accession Number : ADA266335
Title : Legal and Institutional Constraints on Aquaculture in Dredged Material Containment Areas
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY
Personal Author(s) : Robertshaw, Sylvia ; Love, Donald ; McLaughlin, Richard J
Report Date : Apr 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 209
Abstract : High land and construction costs hinder development of pond-based aquaculture in the United States. A partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may reduce these constraints. The dredged material containment areas (DMCAs) operated by the Corps are structurally similar to aquaculture ponds and typically are used only once every 3-10 years. With the Corps and navigational interests contributing to dike construction and land acquisition, the costs of aquaculture may be reduced while providing the Corps with the additional disposal areas needed to maintain our nation's waterways. The Containment Area Aquaculture Program (CAAP) was established to investigate the feasibility of DMCA aquaculture from biological, economic, engineering, and legal perspectives. The technical feasibility of DMCA was demonstrated in 42- and 47-ha DMCAs near Brownsville, TX. Pumps, filters, and drainage structures were added to these DMCAs to accommodate aquaculture operations and a 1.6-ha nursery pond was constructed. During a three-year period, four crops of penaeid shrimp were raised.... Aquaculture, Legal Considerations, Regulations.
Descriptors : *DREDGED MATERIALS , *PONDS , ECONOMICS , MATERIALS , COSTS , DRAINAGE , CONSTRUCTION , DIKES , SHRIMP , WATERWAYS , ENGINEERING , FILTERS , DISPOSAL , PUMPS , REGULATIONS
Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE