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Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on receiving water quality in Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in PeerJ, July 2018
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Title
Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on receiving water quality in Ireland
Published in
PeerJ, July 2018
DOI 10.7717/peerj.5281
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Alexandre Tahar, Alan M. Kennedy, Richard D. Fitzgerald, Eoghan Clifford, Neil Rowan

Abstract

In the context of future aquaculture intensification, a longitudinal ten-year evaluation of the current traditional rainbow trout production in Ireland was performed. Publically available and independent data obtained from local authorities were gathered and analysed. Inlet and outlet concentrations of parameters such as BOD5, ammonium, nitrite, dissolved oxygen and pH for four consecutive flow-through fish farms covering the four seasons over a ten-year period (2005-2015) were analysed. The objectives of the study were (i) to characterize the impact of each fish farm on water quality in function of their respective production and identify any seasonal variability, (ii) to quantify the cumulative impact of the four farms on the river quality and to check if the self-purification capacity of the river was enough to allow the river to reach back its background levels for the analysed parameters, (iii) to build a baseline study for Ireland in order to extrapolate as a dataset for expected climate change and production intensification. For most of the parameter analysed, no significant impact of the fish farming activity on water quality/river quality was observed. These results, the first ones generated in Ireland so far, will have to be completed by a survey on biodiversity and ecotoxicology and compared after production intensification and the likely future introduction of water treatment systems on the different sites.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 29%
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Other 1 6%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 24%
Environmental Science 3 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 12%
Engineering 2 12%
Social Sciences 2 12%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2018.
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#2,910,631
of 13,278,410 outputs
Outputs from PeerJ
#2,721
of 7,195 outputs
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#75,258
of 268,275 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PeerJ
#205
of 579 outputs
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