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Fish farm waste comprises particulate and dissolved fractions of both organic and inorganic effluents, including but not limited to waste feed, faeces and other metabolic by-products released to the surrounding aquatic marine environment. The particulate fraction of the waste, Particulate Organic Matter (POM), is considered the largest source of environmental impact on the seabed making it an important precursor for organic enrichment of the benthic habitat. This organic enrichment beneath a farm is often referred to as the POM footprint. An accurate representation of this POM footprint is essential to assess the benthic impact of a fish farm.
The overall objective of this project is thus to improve the environmental planning toolbox for industry and government, by making validated deposition models more accessible for stakeholders with limited modelling and programming experience. Ensuring that the models can be run using the best available measured or modelled environmental data.
This project is funded by Granskingarráði and Umhvørvisstovan
|Effective start/end date
|1/09/23 → 1/12/25
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Environmental impacts of aquaculture: … a journey from benthic macrofaunal baseline and classification to deposition models
Birgitta Andreasen (Speaker)11 Jan 2024
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation