Environmental impact of inland aquaculture in Brazil

Greenhouse gas emission and nutrient pollution
2022 until 2025
Project member(s)
Prof. S. Kosten (Sarian) , Nathan Barros - UFJF (Brazil) , Claumir Muniz - UNEMAT (Brazil) , Ernandes Sobreira Oliveira Junior - UNEMAT (Brazil) , Ana Paula Dalbem Barbosa (UNEMAT & RU) , Ana Paula Dalbem Barbosa (UNEMAT & RU)
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Worldwide aquaculture production is increasing at annual rates of 5–11% to meet the global increase in animal protein demand. While aquaculture can be an important means for poverty alleviation and food security in poor regions, the aquaculture boom also comes with environmental costs. In ~100 aquaculture ponds in different climate regions in Brazil we will quantify greenhouse gas emissions (methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O)), construct nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon) budgets and conduct life cycle analyses. Different management practices will be compared, with the ultimate goal to contribute to the development of an overview of best-practices.


Fellowships by Brazilian partners and by Erasmus+


Radboud University, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA)

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