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Carp: Biology and Culture

By: Roland Billard(Editor)
342 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Carp: Biology and Culture
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  • Carp: Biology and Culture ISBN: 9781852331184 Hardback Dec 1999 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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As a group, carp provide 4 million metric tonnes of fish annually – over a quarter of all fish culture worldwide. For the first time, a book is available in English that concentrates solely on the carp as an economic rather than an ornamental fish with a panel of international experts producing a comprehensive, practical volume about carp production and management. Starting with a brief look at the biology of cyprinids, Carp: Biology and Culture then discusses the methods and management of carp farming, from water quality to the economics of fish production in ponds. Novel methods to improve stock, including genetic engineering, are covered and case studies give added value to the text. As carp farming turns from traditional to intensive methods, farmers, researchers and technicians in industry will welcome this benchmark volume, which also is a valuable reference book for graduate and postgraduate students and lecturers in aquaculture.


- Biology of the Cyprinids
- Aquatic Ecosystem and Water Quality
- Reproduction
- Genetic Improvements
- Juvenile Rearing
- Ongrowing in Ponds
- The Creation of Ponds
- Processing and the Markets
- The Economics of Fish Production in Ponds
- Appendices
- Index

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By: Roland Billard(Editor)
342 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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