Aquaculture in Dredged Material Containment Areas

by John D. Lunz, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
David A. Nelson, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Henry E. Tatem, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: The beneficial use of active dredged material containment areas through aquaculture appears to offer, under certain circumstances, benefits to the Federal government, municipal and industrial sponsors of dredging projects, owners of containment area real estate, the aquaculture industry, and the public. Freshwater and coastal containment areas are often located near favorable water sources, on water front property that might otherwise not be available to the aquaculturist, and/or near large market areas with established transportation routes. At a time when commercial marine aquaculturists are saying that the lack of available coastal sites has been one of the principal restraints on the application of commercially practical culture operations, land availability could be increased for culturists willing to operate in a containment area.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Agriculture | Federal government | Local government | Industries | Owners | Real estate | Fresh water

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