The Carbon Footprint of Nile Tilapia Fish Cage in Sirindhorn Dam, Ubon Ratchathani

Authors

  • Nanthaporn Sutthiphapa Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University
  • Sunida thongtho Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University

Keywords:

Carbon Footprint, Tilapia Fish

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to estimate the amount of carbon footprint of tilapia farming in 27 cages in Sirindhorn Dam, Sirindhorn District, Ubon Ratchathani Province, totalling 54 cages (540 ponds). The acquisition of raw materials to feed tilapia was studied. The results are produced by the interview method according to the test. The research found that the study of the carbon footprint assessment of tilapia cages consisted of 4 steps: acquisition of raw materials, production process, feeding and vaccination, and catching fish for sale. It was found that from the assessment of the carbon footprint of 27 tilapia cages from54 cages, the average greenhouse gas emissions were calculated as follows: raw material acquisition total GHG emissions 0.8212824 tCO2eq, production process total GHG emissions 0.3865296 tCO2eq, feeding and vaccines total GHG emissions 58.4633288 tCO2eq, and fisheries total GHG emissions 0.9152528 tCO2eq. The sum of all activities of tilapia cage cultivation produced a total greenhouse gas emission of 60.5863966 tCO2eq and, on average, each cage emissions. Farmer No. 15 had the highest GHG emissions from tilapia cage farming activities, 2.444492 tCO2eq per farmer, and farmer No. 1 had the highest emissions. The least amount of tilapia in cages was 1.96614 tCO2eq per case because each farmer had different feeding and water usage rates.

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Sutthiphapa น., & thongtho ส. . (2022). The Carbon Footprint of Nile Tilapia Fish Cage in Sirindhorn Dam, Ubon Ratchathani. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 16(1), 89–98. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EAUHJSci/article/view/251098

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