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Water quality is a term that reflects the overall ability of culture water to provide optimal growth conditions for the species of interest. Water source is the most critical consideration when determining a facility location and the production capacity of the system. Inadequate water quality and quantity will cause major issues in terms of production yields, fish health, and profit. While water quality can be remediated with filters and other treatment techniques, these options increase production costs. The following considerations should guide the decision to establish an aquaculture operation at a given location.
Aquaculture and Fisheries | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Population Biology
Pattillo, D. Allen, "Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture" (2014). Extension and Outreach Publications. 230.
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