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Freshwater Prawns: Biology and Farming

Edited By: Michael Bernard New, Wagner Cotroni Valenti and James H Tidwell

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 2009 | Edition: 2 | #180834 | ISBN-13: 9781405148610
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NHBS Price: £196.00 $240/€220 approx

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Covering every aspect of farming this species, from current research to development and commercial practice, this new edition expands and updates upon the previous edition, now widely viewed as a landmark publication in the field. The team of editors, led by New and Valenti, have gathered contributions from the world's leading experts to provide farm personnel, business managers and researchers, invertebrate, freshwater and crustacean biologists with an essential resource.

Freshwater Prawns: Biology and farming is an updated and expanded version of the book published a decade ago ... The book should prove to be a valuable source of reference for all those interested in the culture of freshwater prawns, and there is also much information that could be incorporated into aquaculture courses designed for college and university students. (Aquaculture International, 26 July 2011) "In conclusion, this comprehensive review is certainly useful for students, farmers, researchers, and all those in search for any subject related to freshwater prawn culture. Given the good coverage of all the subjects, in a well explained manner, this book will be beneficial for beginners and can clarify doubts of experienced farmers and biologists. Surely this beautifully bound book will be an asset to your scientific libraries!." (Journal of Crustaceana, 1 July 2011) "The comprehensive information presented in the book will be of immense use to those involved in the culture and trade of freshwater prawns, prawn farm personnel, business managers and researchers." (INFOFISH International, 1 February 2010) "Coverage encompasses biology and taxonomy; hatchery and grow-out culture systems; nutrition, feeds, and feeding; genetics; size management; commercial developments around the world; post-harvest handling and processing; marketing and preparation for consumption; economics and business management; and sustainability. … For prawn farm personnel, business managers, and researchers." (Book News, December 2009)


History and current status of global freshwater prawn farming.Nomenclature, taxonomy and external morphology.Biology.Broodstock management.Flow-through hatchery systems and management.Recirculation hatchery systems and management.Feeds for larval & juvenile prawns.Nursery systems and management.Grow-out systems: pond construction.Grow-out systems: monoculture.Grow-out systems: culture in temperate zones.Grow-out systems: polyculture and integrated culture.Nutrition, grow-out feeds and feeding.Grow-out systems: water quality and soil management.Health management.Biology and management of size variation.Commercial farming experiences.Processing.Marketing.Economics & business management.Culture of other species.Prawn Capture fisheries and fisheries enhancement.Prawn farming: a sustainable form of crustacean culture

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Michael Bernard New, OBE is Chairman of Aquaculture without Frontiers and was previously President of the European Aquaculture Society (2002 - 2004) and President of the World Aquaculture Society (1997 - 1998). Wagner Cotroni Valenti is Professor at the Aquaculture Center, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil ASSOCIATE EDITORS Dr James Tidwell, Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University, Kentucky, USA Dr Lois R. D'Abramo, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University, USA Dr Amir Sagi, Ben Gurion University, Department of Life Sciences, Israel

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