Sustainability issues come home: choosing seafood for zoo and aquarium animals
Lintzenich BA, Dianto J, Kerkering H, Tiegs S. 2003. Sustainability issues come home: choosing seafood for zoo and aquarium animals. In Ward A, Brooks M, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Minneapolis, MN.
It has been have taken for granted that wild populations of seafood species would always be readily available. Unfortunately, there are limitations and a continued trend in the decline of fish populations both in the United States and around the globe. At the same time, the demand for seafood is increasing. Captive piscivorous animals must be provided with seafood to meet their specific dietary needs in terms of size and nutrients. Zoos and aquarium animals are contributing to the demand. At a time when these institutions acknowledge the serious state of global fish populations and marine ecosystems, the need to investigate the products purchased, to ensure the future of sustainable commercial seafood populations, is at hand.03NAG_pp92-95.pdf     113 KB