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dc.contributor.authorKrause, Gescheen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBilling, Suzannah-Lynnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDennis, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Jonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFanning, Luciaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFilgueira, Ramónen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Mollyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPerez Agúndez, José Antonioen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStybel, Nardineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStead, Selina Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorWawrzynski, Wojciechen_UK
dc.description.abstractUntil very recently, governments of many countries, as well as their supporting organizations, have primarily addressed the biological, technical and economic aspects of aquaculture. In contrast, social and cultural aspects of aquaculture production have taken a backseat. Drawing on the observation that aquaculture development in Western Societies has largely failed to address these social effects across different scales and contexts, this paper offers a new way of capturing and visualising the diverse social dimensions of aquaculture. It does so by testing the ability to operationalise a set of social dimensions based on categories and indicators put forward by the United Nations, using several case studies across the North Atlantic. Local/regional stakeholder knowledge realms are combined with scientific expert knowledge to assess aquaculture operations against these indicators. The approach indicates that one needs to have a minimum farm size in order to have an impact of a visible scale for the different social dimension categories. While finfish aquaculture seems to be more social impactful than rope mussel farming, the latter can hold important cultural values and contribute to place-based understanding, connecting people with place and identity, thus playing a vital role in maintaining the working waterfront identity. It could be shown that aquaculture boosts a potential significant pull-factor to incentivise people to remain in the area, keeping coastal communities viable. By visualising the social effects of aquaculture, a door may be opened for new narratives on the sustainability of aquaculture that render social license and social acceptability more positive.en_UK
dc.relationKrause G, Billing S, Dennis J, Grant J, Fanning L, Filgueira R, Miller M, Perez Agúndez JA, Stybel N, Stead SM & Wawrzynski W (2020) Visualizing the Social in Aquaculture: How Social Dimension Components Illustrate the Effects of Aquaculture across Geographic Scales. Marine Policy, 118, Art. No.: 103985.
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. You are not required to obtain permission to reuse this article.en_UK
dc.subjectSocial dimensionsen_UK
dc.subjectFinfish productionen_UK
dc.subjectMussel farmingen_UK
dc.titleVisualizing the Social in Aquaculture: How Social Dimension Components Illustrate the Effects of Aquaculture across Geographic Scalesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleMarine Policyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAlfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScottish Association for Marine Scienceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationIrish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDalhousie Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDalhousie Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDalhousie Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Maineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGdynia Maritime Universityen_UK
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