Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for a Small-Scale Trawl Fishery in Sendai Bay, Japan
AbstractA reduced environmental burden, while maintaining high quality and low cost, has become an important factor for achieving sustainability in the fisheries sector. The authors performed life cycle inventory (LCI) analysis targeting the fish production for a small-scale trawl fishery including small trawlers operating in Sendai Bay, Japan. The average annual cumulative CO2 emissions for the small trawlers were 4.7 ton-CO2/ton-product and 8.3 ton-CO2/million Japanese yen (JPN). Total fuel consumption contributed to 97% of the global warming potential. The range of variation in the basic unit of CO2 for each small trawler was also elucidated. Energy conservation through lower fuel consumption is shown to be an effective measure for reducing CO2 in a small trawler fishery. Moreover, the authors examined the system boundary, the determination of the functional unit, and the allocation method of applying LCI analysis to fisheries. Finally, the economy and environment of small trawler fisheries are discussed as important factors for sustainable fisheries, and the life cycle approach is applied to a new fishery type in Japan. View Full-Text
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Watanabe, K.; Tahara, K. Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for a Small-Scale Trawl Fishery in Sendai Bay, Japan. Sustainability 2016, 8, 399.
Watanabe K, Tahara K. Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for a Small-Scale Trawl Fishery in Sendai Bay, Japan. Sustainability. 2016; 8(4):399.Chicago/Turabian Style
Watanabe, Kazuhito; Tahara, Kiyotaka. 2016. "Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for a Small-Scale Trawl Fishery in Sendai Bay, Japan." Sustainability 8, no. 4: 399.
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