Resources Science ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 161-172.doi: 10.18402/resci.2018.01.15

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A review of research on marine carbon sink fisheries

Jingjun XU(), Tiantian QIN, Limin HAN   

  1. Management College of Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
  • Received:2016-11-01 Revised:2017-10-22 Online:2018-01-20 Published:2018-01-20


Chinese marine fisheries are at an inflection stage of rapid development of industrialization and environmental capacity overwhelmed. We urgently need to optimize and innovate carbon sink fisheries operating mechanisms because carbon sink fisheries are an important component of low-carbon greening which will fundamentally promote marine fishery supply side structural reform. There is no doubt that carbon sink fisheries have an important influence on the change and enhance fishery production and marine ecological civilization in the development of marine carbon sink fisheries, but on the understanding of marine carbon sink fisheries and the mechanism of carbon sink fisheries involves many factors. Here we collected and sorted the relevant literature in order to help build a communication bridge between scientific research and industrial development, and better promote the sound development of carbon sink fisheries. Through the four aspects of the literature review and comment about carbon sink fishery connotation, carbon sequestration mechanisms, carbon sequestration and industrial development path, we found that the concept of carbon sink fisheries remains in an embryonic stage. The foundation is weak and we need scientific policy adjustment and institutional arrangements to promote reasonable marine aquaculture industry organization models. With social and economic development and environmental protection concepts improving, the advantages of carbon sink fisheries will become increasingly important. More researchers and aquaculture enterprises will promote the development of carbon sink fisheries industries via government policy guidance.

Key words: carbon sinks fisheries, environmental carrying capacity, carbon sequestration mechanism, seawater aquaculture.