Working Group 24: Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture
  • Acronym: WG 24
  • Parent Committees: FIS, MEQ
  • Term: Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2012
  • Co-Chairs:
    Brett Dumbauld (May. 2010 – Oct. 2012, USA)
    Katsuyuki Abo (Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2012, Japan)
    Ingrid Burgetz (Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2012, Canada)
    Kevin Amos (Oct. 2008 – Apr. 2010, USA)
Mission Statement
Develop standard methods and tools to assess and compare the environmental interactions and characteristics of existing and planned marine aquaculture activities in PICES member countries.
Strategy Statement
The Working Group should contain expertise corresponding to the three terms of reference (TORs) outlined below. Working sessions on environmental interaction models of marine aquaculture, risk assessment case studies and infectious diseases will be held at PICES Annual Meetings (AMs) and when possible, at other times as needed. A symposium (likely in the third year) will highlight models and information generated from all three TORs to evaluate environmental interactions associated with aquaculture. Final results will be reported as a PICES publication and, hopefully, also in the peer-reviewed literature. The Working Group will maintain contacts and linkages with PICES Working Groups on Ecosystem-based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific (WG 19) and on Non-indigenous Aquatic Species (WG 21) and two ICES Working Groups on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture and on Pathology and Diseases of Marine Organisms.
Terms of Reference
  1. Katsuyuki Abo to lead
    Evaluate approaches currently being used in the different PICES countries to assess and model the interactions of aquaculture operations with surrounding environments. This will involve conducting a comparative assessment of the methodologies, applications, and outputs of different approaches to assess finfish, shellfish, seaweed, and/or integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Assessments of the approaches will include case studies of their application. As the possibilities for different types of aquaculture and their interactions to be assessed are so vast, it is suggested that a process be developed that prioritize and limits the options. A possible process would:

    • List types of aquaculture and identify major culture technologies and related species of highest interest to member states. Select three or four important culture technologies and associated species and assess their environmental effects and associated interactions;
    • Review the scientific literature to ascertain if these possible interactions have been determined to be significant;
    • Identify methodologies used to predict the effects of these interactions and the history/uncertainty associated with these predictions;
    • Examine a variety of institutional decision-making models that are used to limit the effects and associated monitoring and mitigation protocols.

  2. Edward Black to lead
    Review and assess current risk assessment methods used to assess environmental interactions of aquaculture and determine what, if anything, should be changed for application in PICES countries to reflect ecosystem-specific aspects. Following the review and assessment, identify appropriate case studies to compare results among countries in the PICES region. This will be achieved by holding a workshop in the second year to compare and discuss possible standardization of methodologies and the selection of potential case studies for assessment with a standardized approach. Much of the information for this exercise can be derived from “item c” in TOR 1 above. Case studies may then be developed. Responsibilities and functions will be similar to the ICES Working Group on Environmental Interactions of Mariculture (WG-19), so the feasibility of holding a joint meeting with this group will be explored.

  3. Kevin Amos to lead
    Assess methods to detect, identify, evaluate and report on infectious disease events and potential interactions between wild and farmed marine animals. If appropriate, develop a recommended standardized approach for detection/evaluation/reporting from wild and cultured populations. The focus of this activity will be on OIE-notifiable diseases and other infectious diseases of regional/economic importance. Discuss and document new and emerging infectious diseases in the PICES region, methods for their detection, and develop models to conduct risk assessments of their potential impacts on both endemic wild and farmed species. If resources are available it would be advisable to test these models by conducting risk assessments on a few (2-3) emerging pathogens. Responsibilities and functions will be similar to the ICES Working Group on Pathology and Diseases of Marine Organisms (WGPDMO), so the possibility of a joint meeting will be explored.

  4. As a conclusion to all the above, we propose to hold a PICES session or separate symposium in the third year to present case studies and results, and submit for publication as a PICES document, in appropriate scientific journals, a summary paper that examines development and application of aquaculture-environment interaction models.
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2011, 2010, 2009

Session and Workshop Summaries

PICES Press

January 2010, Vol. 18, No. 1
A new working group holds workshop and meeting in Jeju Island

PICES Scientific Report
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 44, 2013
Report of Working Group 24 on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture
Primary Journals

Related Materials

Other Publications

Members
Edward A. Black (WG-24)
Science Sector
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent St.,
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada K1A 0E6
Phone: 613 990-0272
E-mail: blacke@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Ingrid Burgetz (WG-24)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent St., Station 12S013
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0E6
Phone: (1-613) 990-5260
Fax: (1-613) 991-1378
E-mail: ingrid.burgetz@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Jon Chamberlain (WG-24)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000, 9860 West Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6301
E-mail: jon.chamberlain@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Kyle Garver (WG-24)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Phone: (1-250) 756-7340
E-mail: Kyle.Garver@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Graham E. Gillespie (TCODE, WG-21, WG-24)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Phone: (1-250) 756-7215
Fax: (1-250) 756-7138
E-mail: Graham.Gillespie@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Stewart Johnson (WG-24)
Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Phone: (1-250) 756-7077
Fax: (1-250) 756-7053
E-mail: Stewart.Johnson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Jie Huang (WG-24)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
Phone: (86-532) 8582-3062 ext. 802
Fax: (86-532) 8581-1514
E-mail: huangjie@ysfri.ac.cn
Qingyin Wang (FIS, WG-24)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
Phone: (86-532) 8582-2959
Fax: (86-532) 8581-1514
E-mail: qywang@public.qd.sd.cn
Xuelei Zhang (WG-24, S-CCME)
Center for Marine Ecology Research
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xian-Xia Ling Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
Phone: (86-532) 88967476
Fax: (86-532) 88966181
E-mail: zhangxl@fio.org.cn
Ping Zhuang (WG-24)
East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
300 Jungong Rd., Yangpu District
Shanghai
China, PR 200090
Phone: +86-21-65807868
Fax: +86-21-65683926
E-mail: pzhuang@online.sh.cn
Katsuyuki Abo (WG-24)
Fisheries Research Agency
2-17-5 Maruishi
Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Japan 739-0452
Phone: +81-829-55-0666
E-mail: abo@fra.affrc.go.jp
Toyomitsu Horii (FIS, WG-24)
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
Phone: (81-22)365-1191
Fax: (81-22)365-9923
E-mail: thorii@affrc.go.jp
Tamiji Yamamoto (WG-24)
Graduate School of Biosphere Science
Hiroshima University
1-4-4 Kagamiyama
Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Japan 739-8528
Phone: (81-82) 424-7945
Fax: (81-82) 424-7998
E-mail: tamyama@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
KwangSik Choi (WG-24)
School of Marine Biomedical Sciences
Jeju National University
66 Jejudaehakno
Jeju
Korea, R 690-756
Phone: +82-64-754-3422
E-mail: skchoi@jejunu.ac.kr
Hyun-Jeong Lim (WG-24)
West Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NFRDI
#14, Seonnyeobawi-ro, Eulwang-dong, Jung-gu
Incheon
Korea, R 400-420
Phone: (82-32)-745-0720
Fax: (82-32)-745-0619
E-mail: hjlim@nfrdi.go.kr
Hyun-Taik Oh (WG-24)
Marine Environmental Management Department
National Fisheries R&D Institute, MIFAFF
408-1 Shirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan
Korea, R 619-902
Phone: (82-51) 720-2253
Fax: (82-51) 720-2515
E-mail: ohtek@uga.edu
Myoung-Ae Park (WG-24)
Pathology Division
National Fisheries R&D Institute (NFRDI)
152-1 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-kun
Busan
Korea, R 619-705
Phone: (82-51) 720-2470 ~1
Fax: (82-51) 720-2498
E-mail: mapark@nfrdi.go.kr
Galina S. Gavrilova (WG-24)
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 400-833
E-mail: gavrilova@tinro.ru
Igor Sukhin (WG-24)
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 400-833
E-mail: suhin@tinro.ru
Valeria E. Terekhova (WG-24)
Hydrobiology Department
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 300-752
Fax: (7-4232) 300-752
E-mail: allexxus@yandex.ru
Brett Dumbauld (WG-24)
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS)
Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR
U.S.A. 97365
Phone: (1-541) 867-0191
Fax: (1-541) 738-4160
E-mail: brett.dumbauld@ars.usda.gov
Lori Gustafson (WG-24)
US Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS)
National Surveillance Unit
2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. B, Mail Stop 2E6
Fort Collins, CO
U.S.A. 80526-8117
Phone: (1-970) 494-7297
Fax: (1-970) 494-7174
E-mail: Lori.L.Gustafson@aphis.usda.gov
J.E. Jack Rensel (WG-24)
Rensel Associates Aquatic Sciences
4209 234th St. NE
Arlington, WA
U.S.A. 98223
Phone: (1-360) 435-3285
E-mail: jackrensel@att.net
Jill B Rolland (WG-24)
US Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS)
National Animal Health Programs
4700 River Rd., Unit 464B-04D
Riverdale, MD
U.S.A. 20737-1231
Phone: (1-301) 734-7727
Fax: (1-301)734-4982
E-mail: Jill.B.Rolland@aphis.usda.gov