Vol. 14 No. 4 (2019)
With the goal of assessing possible impacts of fish farming in great-volume cage systems on the water quality of a reservoir, the authors provided abiotic data from 72 samples obtained before and after farming site implementation. The figure shows the principal components analysis results for seven limnological variables. The highest dissolved oxygen (OD) concentrations were observed before the fish farm became operational. During the post-production period, the highest phosphorous (PT) and ammonium (NH4) concentrations were observed as well as high conductivity and turbidity values. Authors concluded that fish farming in cage systems located in Solteira Island Reservoir, Brazil, caused significant temporal and sudden spatial changes in water physical and chemical variables.
Source: ROSINI, E. F. et al. Water quality in Ponte Pensa Aquaculture Park, Solteira Island Reservoir, SP, Brazil, where fish are cultivated under great-volume cage system. Rev. Ambient. Água, Taubaté, vol. 14 n. 4, p. 1-14, 2019. doi:10.4136/ambi-agua.2382