Assessment of the influence of a net cage fish culture on the water quality in Furnas reservoir, Brazil

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i11.33429

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Environmental impact; Aquaculture; Tilapia farming.

Abstract

Aquaculture is growing rapidly around the world. In Brazil, fish farming in net tanks has high potential due its large number of reservoirs. However, cultivable areas of tanks with a high fish density may be more susceptible to eutrophication compared to other production systems, and may impair the ecosystem where they are installed. Therefore, attention is needed to this type of system to avoid environmental impacts. The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of a fish farming in net tanks on the water quality of the Furnas reservoir, Brazil. For physical-chemical analysis, water samples were collected monthly during two production cycles. The results were compared to the limits proposed by the environmental legislation for water bodies in Brazil. It was noted that nitrite and phosphate presented mean values higher than those allowed; however, these results were not associated with fish farming, and there is no influence on the water quality of the Furnas reservoir during the study period. Water quality in the reservoir may be influenced by other activities developed in its basin, such as livestock and intensive agriculture that use many fertilizers, released into the reservoir through runoff.

Author Biographies

Bruna Barçante, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Doutoranda em Ecologia, Conservação e Manejo da Vida Silvestre- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Ramom Lopes Viana, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Bacharel em Aquacultura- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

 

Stella Rubim de Sousa, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho"

Doutoranda em Microbiologia Agropecuária - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Câmpus Jaboticabal (UNESP - FCAV)

Rogéria Maura Pazini Xavier, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Doutoranda em zootecnia- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Daniele Salgueiro de Melo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Doutoranda em zootecnia-Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Israel José da Silva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Professor Doutor Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG

Luciano dos Santos Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Professor Doutor Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG

Rosângela Francisca de Paula Vitor Marques, Universidade Vale do Rio Verde

Professora Doutora da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde, UninCor

Claudiomir da Silva Santos, Instituto Federal Sul de Minas

Professor Doutor do Instituto Federal Sul de Minas, Campus Muzambinho

Fabrício dos Santos Ritá, Instituto Federal Sul de Minas

Professor Doutor do Instituto Federal Sul de Minas, Campus Muzambinho

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20/08/2022

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BARÇANTE, B. .; VIANA, R. L. .; SOUSA, S. R. de .; XAVIER, R. M. P. .; MELO, D. S. de .; SILVA, I. J. da .; RODRIGUES, L. dos S. .; MARQUES, R. F. de P. V. .; SANTOS, C. da S. .; RITÁ, F. dos S. . Assessment of the influence of a net cage fish culture on the water quality in Furnas reservoir, Brazil. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 11, p. e211111133429, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i11.33429. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/33429. Acesso em: 6 oct. 2022.

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