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Aquaculture is an increasingly diverse industry with an ever-growing number of species cultured and production systems available to professionals. A basic understanding of production systems is vital to the successful practice of aquaculture.
Published with the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Production Systems captures the huge diversity of production systems used in the production of shellfish and finfish in one concise volume that allows the reader to better understand how aquaculture depends upon and interacts with its environment.
The systems examined range from low input methods to super-intensive systems. Divided into five sections that each focus on a distinct family of systems, Aquaculture Production Systems serves as an excellent text to those just being introduced to aquaculture as well as being a valuable reference to well-established professionals seeking information on production methods.
1 The Role of Aquaculture 3
2 History of Aquaculture 15
3 Functions and Characteristics of All Aquaculture Systems 51
4 Characterization and Categories of Aquaculture Production Systems 64
5 Shellfish Aquaculture 79
6 Cage Culture in Freshwater and Protected Marine Areas 119
7 Ocean Cage Culture 135
8 Reservoir Ranching 158
9 Flow-through Raceways 173
10 Ponds 191
11.1 Positive attributes 246
12 Biofloc-based Aquaculture Systems 278
13 Partitioned Aquaculture Systems 308
14 Aquaponics-Integrating Fish and Plant Culture 343
15 In-pond Raceways 387
16 On the Drawing Board 395
James H. Tidwell is Professor and Chair of the Division of Aquaculture at the Aquaculture Research Center at Kentucky State University.
"The book provides both a valuable introduction to aquaculture for new students or the curious layman and serves as an indispensable reference for the seasoned academic or industry professional seeking the latest comprehensive information addressing aquaculture production systems and how they interact with the environment."
- Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 27 February 2013
"It will, however, be a useful resource for students and early-career aquaculture scientists. In addition, the book should be of interest to non-aquaculture professionals and practitioners who wish to have a compilation volume that gives concise overviews of the production systems that are used to farm aquatic animals."
- Aquaculture International, 1 October 2012