Carbon sequestration capacity of sediments, algae, and zooplankton from fresh water aquaculture ponds

Anikuttan, K K and Adhikari, S and Kavitha, M and Jayasankar, P (2016) Carbon sequestration capacity of sediments, algae, and zooplankton from fresh water aquaculture ponds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188. pp. 422-427. ISSN 0167-6369

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    Abstract

    The contribution of aquaculture and allied activities to the emission of green house gases and consequently to global warming is an emerging concern among environmentalists in the recent past. However, there exists ample scope for aquaculture activities to sequester carbon and thus compensate for the carbon emissions linked to aquaculture. This article attempts to elucidate the carbon sequestration capacity of sediments, algae, and zooplankton from fresh water aquaculture ponds. The percent organic carbon in the pond sediments ranged from 0.39 to 1.31 with an average value of 0.912 ± 0.321 whereas the carbon sequestration capacity ranged from 0.442 to 1.882 MgC/ha (1 Mg = 106 g) with an average value of 1.018 ± 0.447 MgC/ha. In the case of zooplankton and algae from pond, the percent organic carbon was 7.688 ± 0.196 and 2.354 ± 0.047, respectively, whereas the total estimated carbon burial rate was 0.009 ± 0.005 and 0.150 ± 0.003 MgC/ha, respectively. These findings are discussed with the previous reports available at present and are found to be in comparable ranges.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon sequestration; Aquaculture; Sediments; Algae; Zooplankton
    Subjects: Aquaculture
    Freshwater Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 13:01
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2018 08:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12669

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