Dredging Operations Technical Support Program. Aquaculture in Dredged Material Containment Areas, Proceedings Held at Galveston, Texas on September 1982.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A 2-day workshop on aquaculture in DMCAs held in Galveston, Tex., in September 1982 and attended by representatives from the Corps, other Federal and State agencies, private industry, and academia, examined issues affecting the technical, legal, economic, and practical use of DMCAs for aquaculture. The concensus among the workshop participants was that aquaculture as a secondary use of DMCAs would be both profitable and desirable. Field demonstration projects under various field conditions and research directed toward specific problem areas including contaminated sediments and site-specific limiting physical and chemical features were recommended as logical courses of action before applying the concept of DMCA aquaculture. The successful conduct and documentation of field demonstration projects were viewed as essential activities to respond to concerns about unreasonable risks caused by incompatibility of DMCA physical, chemical, and operation conditions with aquaculture.
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