NatureScot Commissioned Report 215: Landscape/Seascape carrying capacity for aquaculture
Fin fish and shellfish farms continue to increase in Scotland – in both number and scale. Applications for aquaculture leases are often considered individually, and their effects on seascapes can be difficult to assess at a strategic level.
This report describes an approach to assessing the capacity of seascapes to accommodate existing and potential aquaculture development. It presents two case studies testing the methodology in a Scottish seascape context. It concludes by describing the findings of the tests and the lessons learned about the capacity assessment methodology.
If you are a landscape architect, this report will explain how to present the analysis and methodology behind you capacity recommendations. It will also give you a more strategic understanding of how aquaculture proposals can be accommodated in the context of the wider seascape.
Publication 2007 - NatureScot Commissioned Report 215 - Landscape Seascape carrying capacity for aquaculture
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