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Production of Aquatic Animals: Crustaceans, Molluscs, Amphibians and Reptiles

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Series: World Animal Science Volume: C4

Edited By: CE Nash

244 pages, B/w photos, figs


Hardback | Dec 1991 | #13450 | ISBN: 0444883126
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Provides a comprehensive description of the production and husbandry of aquatic animals, in particular the most important farmed species of crustaceans, molluscs, amphibians, and reptiles. Each chapter offers a balance of information on current world farming production, principles and practices of husbandry, and key research areas which made farming possible or which are still constraining further development.


1. Introduction and Background to Aquaculture (C.E. Nash). The purpose and benefits of aquatic farming. Farming systems and practices. The diversity of aquaculture. Section A. The Crustaceans. 2. Marine Penaeid Shrimp (C.M Brown). Introduction. Life history. Culture techniques. Harvesting. Infrastructure. Industry trends. 3. Freshwater Prawns (J.H. Brown). Introduction. Larval production. Grow-out. Pond production. Disease. Genetics. 4. Aquaculture of Freshwater Crayfish (J.V. Haner). Introduction. The animal. Present level of activity. Production technology. Harvesting. Handling and transporting of live crayfish. Processing. Markets and marketing. Economics. 5. Production Methods and the Role of the Brine Shrimp Artemia (L.L. Lai). Introduction. Brine shrimp products. World demand and supply. Cysts to nauplii. Natural production. Extensive production. Intensive production. 6. The Production of Marine Lobsters (C.E. Nash). Introduction. Background. Economics - the constraint to farming lobsters. Directions in lobster farming. Section B. The Molluscs. 7. Oyster Culture (G.C. Mathiessen). Introduction. Biological considerations. Environmental requirements and constraints. Geographic distribution of oysters. Production of the Pacific oyster. Production of the American oyster. Production of the rock oyster. Production of mangrove oysters. Production of the flat oyster. Production of pearl oysters. Oyster culture under controlled conditions. 8. Production of Mussels (J. Mason). Introduction. Methods of cultivation in Europe. Cultivation elsewhere. The future. 9. Clams, Cockles and Arkshells (J.J. Manzi). Introduction. Aquaculture production. Clam aquaculture. 10. The Production of the Scallop (A. Lovatelli). Background. The farmed species and general characteristics. Culture practices. 11. The Production of Abalone (C.E. Nash). Background. The farmed species and general characteristics. Propagation of the abalone. Grow-out. Section C. The Amphibians . 12. Bullfrog Culture (D.D. Culley, Jr). Introduction. Laboratory and commercial culture. Broodstock selection and management. Tadpole hatchery. Tadpole grow-out ponds. Frog culture ponds. Economics. Section D. The Reptiles. 13. Culture of Crocodilians (J.J. Montague). Introduction - history and current status of crocodilian farms. Broodstock management. Incubation techniques. Rearing hatchlings and juveniles. Processing, marketing and economics. 14. Turtle Culture (F. Wood). Introduction. Freshwater turtle culture. Sea turtle culture. List of Contributors - Biographical Notes. Subject Index.

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