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Title: Evaluation of Internalisation Processes in Environmental Management Systems: Aquaculture and Offshore Mussel Farming
Authors: Malorgio, Giulio
Keywords: environmental management system
aquaculture farming
economic sustainability
green accounting
JEL Codes: Q220
Issue Date: 2005-12
Abstract: In recent years, particular attention has been paid to fishing activities, and more specifically to aquaculture, a production process whose environmental impact at present is not being adequately submitted to any sort of serious assessment and control. The impact of aquaculture on the environment has nonetheless become an important issue for both potential customers and public opinion. The purpose of this study is to appraise environmental protection costs if and when a certified program of environmental management is put into effect in an attempt to change the present situation in which firms only comply with minimum environmental standards. A survey was conducted of all relevant information regarding production, organization, and budgetary aspects at the two firms participating in the study, I.e. an intensive fish farm, and a mussel far. An environmental accounting methodology was applied to the analysis of the data obtained from the survey. Through the representation of qualitative and quantitative data assessing the impact of production processes on the environment, the study attempts to propose an economically viable and financially sustainable environmental planning program for safeguarding both enterprise and environment.
Institution/Association: European Association of Agricultural Economists>95th Seminar, December 9-10, 2005, Civitavecchia, Italy
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 345
To Page: 362
Collections:95th Seminar, December 9-10, 2005, Civitavecchia, Italy

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