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Aquaculture Science: International Edition


By: Rick Parker

652 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables

Cengage Learning

Paperback | Mar 2011 | Edition: 3 | #194922 | ISBN-13: 9781435488083
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About this book

This comprehensive text introduces students to the aquaculture industry. Every aspect of this growing field is covered, from history of aquaculture, descriptions of aquatic plants and animals and feeding to in-depth coverage of economics, marketing, management and diseases of aquatic animals and plants. "Aquaculture Science", third edition, addresses the latest production methods, species types, advances in technology, trends and statistics. The science of aquaculture, chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology, is stressed throughout to ensure that students understand the fundamental principles. A complete chapter offers detailed information on career opportunities in the aquaculture industry.

New to this edition:
- Now full color with updated photos, drawings, charts, and tables.
- Five new chapters: Recreational Fishing Industry; Raising Ornamental Fish; Aquariums; Recirculating Systems; and Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics.
- Updated to reflect the latest production methods, species types, disease treatments, advances in technology, trends and statistics.
- End of chapter activities to reinforce learning.
- URL's of many useful websites throughout the book and in the appendix.
- National Agricultural Education Standards are integrated throughout.


1. Aquaculture Basics and History
2. Aquatic Animals
3. Marketing Aquaculture
4. Management Practices for Finfish
5. Recreational Fishing Industry
6. Raising Ornamental Fish
7. Management Practices for Crustaceans and Mollusks
8. Management Practices for Alligators, Frogs and Plants
9. Fundamentals of Nutrition in Aquaculture
10. Feeds and Feeding
11. Health of Aquatic Animals
12. Water Requirements for Aquaculture
13. Aquatic Structures and Equipment
14. Aquariums
15. Recirculating Systems
16. Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics
17. Aquaculture Business
18. Career Opportunities in Aquaculture

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Rick Parker, PhD, served as division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for 19 years. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Currently, he serves as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, he is the Editor for the peer-reviewed "NACTA Journal", which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also teaches and conducts workshops for AgrowKnowledge. He has been on the editorial review board for the American Society of Animal Science. Dr. Parker is also the author of "Introduction to Plant Science", "Introduction to Food Science", "Plant and Soil Science", and "Equine Science" (Third Edition). He is also the co-author of "Fundamentals of Plant Science".

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