TY - CHAP A1 - Barbara Sladonja A2 - Nicola Bettoso A3 - Aurelio Zentilin A4 - Francesco Tamberlich A5 - Alessandro Acquavita ED1 - Barbara Sladonja Y1 - 2011-12-22 PY - 2011 T1 - Manila Clam (Tapes philippinarum Adams & Reeve, 1852) in the Lagoon of Marano and Grado (Northern Adriatic Sea, Italy): Socio-Economic and Environmental Pathway of a Shell Farm N2 - Aquaculture is the art, science and business of cultivating aquatic animals and plants in fresh or marine waters. It is the extension of fishing, resulted from the fact that harvests of wild sources of fish and other aquatic species cannot keep up with the increased demand of a growing human population. Expansion of aquaculture can result with less care for the environment. The first pre-requisite to sustainable aquaculture is clean wate, but bad management of aquatic species production can alter or even destroy existing wild habitat, increase local pollution levels or negatively impact local species. Aquatic managers are aware of this and together with scientists are looking for modern and more effective solutions to many issues regarding fish farming. This book presents recent research results on the interaction between aquaculture and environment, and includes several case studies all over the world with the aim of improving and performing sustainable aquaculture. BT - Aquaculture and the Environment SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31737 DO - 10.5772/31737 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-13 ER -