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About this book
About this book
Cage aquaculture continues to play an important role in the world production of food fishes and the new edition of this established text has been comprehensively revised to include all recent developments.
PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1 CAGE AQUACULTURE - ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES 1.1 Principles of aquaculture 1.2 Rearing facilities 1.3 The origins of cage culture 2 CAGE AQUACULTURE - AN OVERVIEW 2.1 Diversity of cage types 2.2 Cages and cage aquaculture 2.3 Cage culture and aquaculture 2.4 Advantages and disadvantages of cage culture 3 CAGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 3.1 Size, shape and materials 3.2 Traditional designs 3.3 Modern designs Appendix 3.1 Current force on a single panel of a net cage (from Loland 1993a) Appendix 3.2 Example of computation of cage flotation computation Appendix3.3 Calculation of the buoyancy of a 3 x 3 x 3 m bamboo cage (see Section 3.3.2) 4 SITE SELECTION 4.1 Environmental criteria for farmed aquatic species 4.2 Environmental criteria for cages 4.3 Site facilities and management 4.4 Concluding remarks 5 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAPACITY 5.1 Resource consumptiion 5.2 The cage aquaculture process 5.3 Wastes 5.4 Modelling environmental capacity Appendix 5.1 Example of intensive cage rainbow trout production assessment for a temperate natural lake Appendix 5.2 Example of extensive cage tilapia production for a tropical reservoir Appendix 5.3 Example of semi - intensive cage tilapia production assessment for a tropical lake 6 MANAGEMENT 6.1 Transport and stocking 6.2 Feeds and feeding 6.3 Routine management 7 PROBLEMS 7.1 Currents 7.2 Disease 7.3 Drifting objects 7.4 Fouling 7.5 Oxygen 7.6 Security 7.7 Predators and scavengers 7.8 Wastes 7.9 Weather and climate Appendix 7.1 Example of calculation for aeration system design for freshwater rainbow trout cage. References. Index.
Dr Malcolm Beveridge is based at the FRS Freshwater Laboratory, Pitlochry, Scotland, UK.