Reduce the amount of pesticides used in aquaculture systems
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Pesticides are chemicals used in aquaculture to reduce or eliminate pests. However, pesticides may contaminate aquatic environments with adverse impacts on marine and freshwater mammals. The risks associated with using pesticides may be reduced by applying them in smaller doses, less frequently or across a smaller area. Alternatively, live organisms may be used instead of chemicals to control pests (Thresher 2005).
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