The behaviour of fish and shellfish under culture situations has long been ignored despite, for example heavy commercial losses that can result from fish stressed and hence disease-prone, due to bad husbandry techniques. This important new book summarises the current understanding of the behavioural biology of farmed species and illustrates how this can be applied to improve aquaculture practice.
Written by experts from around the world, the book has been carefully edited by Doctors Kadri and Huntingford, both widely known and respected for their work in this area. Chapters include coverage of cannibalism, movement study, feeding ecology, learning behaviour, aggression, welfare and stress physiology. The book is an essential tool and reference for students and professionals in fish biology, aquaculture, animal behaviour and fish veterinary science.
Foreword by V.O. Crampton xvi
1 Introduction: Aquaculture and Behaviour 1
2 Fish in Aquaculture Environments 36
3 Tools for Studying the Behaviour of Farmed Fish 65
4 Movement and Orientation 87
5 Feeding Biology and Foraging 121
6 Nutrition and Diet Choice 150
7 Appetite and Feed Intake 183
8 Avoiding Predators 220
9 Fighting and Aggression 248
10 Reproductive Behaviour 286
11 Conclusions: Aquaculture and Behaviour 322
Felicity Huntingford is Emeritus Professor of Functional Ecology, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.
Malcolm Jobling is Professor of Aquaculture at BFE, University of Tromso, Norway.
Sunil Kadri is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK and Director of OptoSwim Technologies Ltd., UK, Europharma Scotland Ltd. UK & AQ1 Systems Ltd., Australia.