Journal article

Systems dynamics approach to understanding the impacts of aquaculture closure policies on environmental pressures and fishermen households’ incomes in Danjiangkou Reservoir, China

C Wang, Y Zhao, YP Wei, GQ Shi

Aquaculture International | Published : 2017


There is a practical demand to explore the trade-offs between environmental conservation and sustainable fishery development due to the increasing implementation of aquaculture closure policies in inland waters. The aim of this paper is to understand the impacts of four closure policy scenarios on aquaculture scale, solid wastes, nutrient yields and household incomes with respect to the Middle Line of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, Danjiangkou Reservoir, using a systems dynamics approach. The results show that decreasing the aquaculture farmland area is beneficial for reducing the loadings of wastes and nutrients into the water column overall. However, such closures are likely t..

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