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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Towards Integration of Environmental and Health Impact Assessments for Wild Capture Fishing and Farmed Fish with Particular Reference to Public Health and Occupational Health Dimensions
Authors: Watterson, Andrew
Little, David Colin
Young, James
Boyd, Kathleen
Azim, Ekram
Murray, Francis
Contact Email: aew1@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: health impact assessments
fishing
aquaculture
Issue Date: 8-Dec-2008
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Citation: Watterson A, Little DC, Young J, Boyd K, Azim E & Murray F (2008) Towards Integration of Environmental and Health Impact Assessments for Wild Capture Fishing and Farmed Fish with Particular Reference to Public Health and Occupational Health Dimensions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 5 (4), pp. 258-277.
Abstract: The paper offers a review and commentary, with particular reference to the production of fish from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture, on neglected aspects of health impact assessments which are viewed by a range of international and national health bodies and development agencies as valuable and necessary project tools. Assessments sometimes include environmental health impact assessments but rarely include specific occupational health and safety impact assessments especially integrated into a wider public health assessment. This is in contrast to the extensive application of environmental impact assessments to fishing and the comparatively large body of research now generated on the public health effects of eating fish. The value of expanding and applying the broader assessments would be considerable because in 2004 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports there were 41,408,000 people in the total ‘fishing’ sector including 11,289,000 in aquaculture. The paper explores some of the complex interactions that occur with regard to fishing activities and proposes the wider adoption of health impact assessment tools in these neglected sectors through an integrated public health impact assessment tool.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/905
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph5040258
Rights: Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health by Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI). Publisher's note: "© 2008 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)".
Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
Aquaculture
Marketing and Retail Division
Aquaculture
University of Toronto
Aquaculture

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