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Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants

Edited By: John S Lucas and Paul C Southgate

629 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Jan 2012 | Edition: 2 | #182726 | ISBN-13: 9781405188586
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NHBS Price: £79.50 $97/€89 approx

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The output from world aquaculture, a multi-billion dollar global industry, continues to rise at a very rapid rate and it is now acknowledged that it will take over from fisheries to become the main source of animal and plant products from aquatic environments in the future. Since the first edition of this excellent and successful book was published, the aquaculture industry has continued to expand at a massive rate globally and has seen huge advances across its many and diverse facets.

This new edition of "Aquaculture" covers all major aspects of the culture of fish, shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas covered include water quality and environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, post-harvest technology and processing, economics and marketing. Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, barramundi, marine shrimp, freshwater crayfish and prawns, bivalves and marine gastropods.

For many, "Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants" is now the book of choice, as a recommended text for students and as a concise reference for those working or entering into the industry. Providing core scientific and commercially useful infomation, and written by around 30 internationally-known and respected authors, this expanded and fully updated new edition of Aquaculture is a book that is essential reading for all students and professionals studying and working in aquaculture.

Fish farmers, hatchery managers and all those supplying the aquaculture industry, including personnel within equipment and feed manufacturing companies, will find a great deal of commercially useful information within this important and now established book.


1. Introduction
2. General principles
3. Water Quality
4. Environmental aspects
5. Desert aquaculture
6. Reproduction and lifecycles
7. Genetics
8. Nutrition
9. Feeds
10. Disease and immunity
11. Postharvest technology
12. Economics
13. Macro-algae/Micro-algae
14. Carp
15. Tilapia
16. Channel catfish
17. Pangasid catfish
18. Salmonids
19. Marine fishes
20. Shrimp
21. Other decapod crustaceans
22. Bivalve molluscs
23. Gastropods
24. Ornamentals
25. Soft-shell turtles
26. The next 20 years

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John Lucas is Professor at the Centre for Marine Studies, University of Queensland, Australia. Paul Southgate is Professor of Aquaculture at the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at the James Cook University, Australia.

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