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Aquaculture Studies 2014, Vol 14, Num, 3     (Pages: 067-073)

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and Risk Assessment Application in Aquaculture

Servet ATAYETER 1 ,Hasan Hüseyin ATAR 2

1 Turkish Standards Institution, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
2 Ankara University, Agriculture Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v2014i21953.235717 Viewed : 2152 - Downloaded : 2072 This article deals with the internationally recognized ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard, its stipulations and environmental risk assessments in aquaculture. Standard requires determination of environmental impacts and their significance in an enterprise. Risk assessment can be used as the logical and effective tool to determine the environmental effects. The outcome of an Risk Assessment is preventing or reducing the severity or likelihood of environmental failures, starting with the highest-priority ones. An organisation's proactive approach to environmental management may provide confidence in legislative compliance, easier access to investment and insurance provision, reducing operating costs, competitive advance and improved public image. Keywords : ISO 14000, Environmental Management System (EMS), Environmental Risk Assessment, Aquaculture