|Aquaculture - Initial Environmental Assessment Series No. 5 (NORAD, 1992)|
|Part II: Documentation requirements for initial assessment of aquaculture projects|
The aspects included in the following checklist must be commented on. In case the problem is irrelevant, this must be substantiated. If the listed effects can be expected their extent or degree should be estimated.
It is necessary to specify which groups of the population will be affected by the different types of direct or indirect environmental impacts. A rough division could be as follows:
· The project's target group. This is the group of the population which one expects will benefit directly from the project. This group may, however, also be subject to certain negative environmental impacts.
· The remaining local population. This group will not benefit from the project in any primary way, but the project may still have both positive and negative consequences for them.
· Resettled population groups. These are groups of the population who either settle in the area or move away from it as a result of the project or the development initiated by it.
Within in these three groups it may also be relevant to specify if the environmental impacts from the project can be related to specific parts of the population, such as low-income groups, indigenous groups etc., combined with a further specification of gender and age within these groups.