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[[Image:fish_farming.jpg|thumb|right|250px|'''Figure 3: Salmon farm (www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca 2008'''<ref>http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/Story/pacific/better_mngmnt_e.htm, 02/29/08</ref>)]]
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Generally it is aquaculture in marine environments.
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The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an integrated knowledge document about the socio-economic, environmental and institutional aspects of the coast and sea in Flanders and Belgium. As such, it constitutes a one-stop shop for data and information from the Flemish and Belgian marine and maritime research community and experts. The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an initiative of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and was developed in close collaboration with experts from the research community, government, industry and civil society organisations. The first version of the Compendium was launched in 2013, a second edition was presented in 2015.
If one takes a closer look there are different definitions. Some limit mariculture to the raising of marine plants and animals in the ocean itself (EEA, 2008<ref>European Environmental agency; www.glossary.eea.europa.eu/EEAGlossary/M/mariculture, 01/28/08</ref>).
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Others also include species from brackish water and include culture methods that take place in salty and brackish water that is not situated in the ocean.  
 
 
 
Mariculture includes a wide range of species and culture methods. It is growing fast on a global scale . This is due to the fact that many fish stocks are overfished and catches are declining . At the same time the world population is rising and with it the need for dietary protein. The expansion of mariculture can reduce pressure on wild fish, shrimps and molluscs
 

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Compendium for Coast and Sea - creating a marine science-policy interface


The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an integrated knowledge document about the socio-economic, environmental and institutional aspects of the coast and sea in Flanders and Belgium. As such, it constitutes a one-stop shop for data and information from the Flemish and Belgian marine and maritime research community and experts. The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an initiative of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and was developed in close collaboration with experts from the research community, government, industry and civil society organisations. The first version of the Compendium was launched in 2013, a second edition was presented in 2015.