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Aquaculture Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants

By: John S Lucas(Editor), Paul C Southgate(Editor), Craig S Tucker(Editor)
642 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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  • Aquaculture ISBN: 9781119230861 Edition: 3 Hardback Jan 2019 Usually dispatched within 5 days
Price: £84.99
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This new edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants covers important aspects of the culture of fish, shellfish, and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas covered include principles of aquaculture, water quality, environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, vaccination, post-harvest technology, economics and marketing, and future developments of aquaculture. Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, catfish, marine and brackish fishes, soft-shelled turtles, barramundi, marine shrimp, mitten crabs, and other decapod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamental species. This edition also provides greater coverage of aquaculture in China, reflecting the country's importance in the global scene.

Providing core scientific and commercially useful information, and written by 35 eminent international authors, this expanded and fully updated Third Edition of Aquaculture is essential reading for all students and professionals studying and working in aquaculture. Fish farmers, hatchery managers, and those in aquaculture support and supply industries, such as feed manufacturing, will find an abundance of commercially useful information within this important and now established book.

- Describes the multitude of developments that have occurred within the aquaculture field over the last 15 years
- Includes a major revision of production statistics and trends, discussion of technical developments, and revised and extended coverage provided by broader international authorship
- Brings together 35 internationally recognized contributors, including a number of new contributors

Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, Third Edition is a recommended text for students of the subject and a concise reference for those working in or entering into the industry.


List of Contributors xiii
Preface to the Third Edition xv
Preface to the Second Edition xvii
Preface to the First Edition xix
Acknowledgments xxi

1 Introduction 1
2 Principles of Aquaculture 19
3 Aquaculture Systems Design 41
4 Water Quality 63
5 Resource Use and the Environment 93
6 Reproduction, Life Cycles and Growth 113
7 Genetics 127
8 Nutrition and Feeds 157
9 Hatchery and Larval Foods 183
10 Disease Principles 203
11 Pathogens and Parasites 217
12 Prevention of Disease by Vaccination 249
13 Post-harvest Technology and Processing 273
14 Economics 299
15 Seaweed and Microalgae 313
16 Carps 339
17 Salmonids 363
18 Tilapias 391
19 Catfishes 415
20 Marine Finfish Aquaculture 437
21 Soft-shelled Turtles 483
22 Shrimps 499
23 Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans 527
24 Bivalve Molluscs 549
25 Abalone 573
26 Aquaculture in the Aquarium Industry 587
27 The Future of Aquaculture 617

Index 637

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By: John S Lucas(Editor), Paul C Southgate(Editor), Craig S Tucker(Editor)
642 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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