The ECASA project was co-funded by contract 006540 from EC's DG Fish, and by EU member and associated states, to develop an ecosystem approach to sustainable aquaculture. It operated from December 2004 until November 2007. Its key deliverable is this virtual toolbox, which contains 'tools' to aid owners and operators of fin-fish and shell-fish farms in selecting farm sites, and operating farms, so as to minimize environmental impact and ensure the sustainability of sites and water bodies for aquaculture. If you are a new user of this site, click on one of the links below. If you are already familiar with the Toolbox, click on 'Toolbox' in the Navigation Strip above.For further information on the ECASA project click here
Management of the Environment
Planning considerations: Environmental; Socio-economic.
Assessing potential environmental impact
Monitoring a site and water body against undesirable disturbance
Environmental considerations as farmed biomass increases