As marine aquaculture expands around the world, there is increased concern for impacts to protected species. Documented cases of marine mammal, sea turtle, seabird, and shark interactions with aquaculture installations do exist but are challenging to find. This extensive review summarizes the state of knowledge of protected species interactions with marine fish and shellfish aquaculture installations.
Aquaculture Application: This review is useful for informing industry planning and permitting to develop aquaculture in the open ocean. This work will help advance the science of conservation by synthesizing the state of knowledge and provide managers and industry with more insight to protect the most vulnerable species.
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