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Ecological Aquaculture: The Evolution of the Blue Revolution

Edited By: Barry A Costa-Pierce

382 pages, B/w photos, ilus, figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Apr 2002 | #97777 | ISBN: 0632049618
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Relates modern, ecological principles and analytical approaches to aquaculture, and includes detailed discussions of aquaculture farming systems methods used to revise the entire way aquaculture extension is organised and conducted.

The contents of this well thought-out and presented book provide much food for thought for those likely to be investiging in managing or legislating about aquaculture in the years to come... particularly valuable for the planners and thinkers among us. Professional Fisherman, 2003. "... required reading for anyone interested in producing aquatic organisms in an environmentally responsible manner; which means it should be read by everyone involved in aquaculture." Robert R Stickney, National Shellfisheries Association, Quarterly Newsletter, 2003. "This book will get you to thinking about sustainable aquaculture with a can-do outlook. I recommend the book highly." Dr James W Avault Jr. Aquaculture Magazine, 2002.


Part 1. The background of ecological aquaculture; History of aquaculture in traditional societies; The Ahupua'a aquaculture ecosystems in Hawai'i; Part 2. The methods of ecological aquaculture; Development and application of genetic tags for ecological aquaculture; Aquaculture escapement, implications and mitigation: the salmonid case study; Farming systems research and extension methods for the development of sustainable aquaculture ecosystems; A market-driven, social ecological approach to planning for sustainable aquaculture: a case study of tilapia in Fiji; Part 3. The context of ecological aquaculture; village-based aquaculture ecosystems as models for sustainable aquaculture; Development in subsaharan Africa; silvofisheries: integrated mangrove forest aquaculture ecosystems; An integrated fish and field crop system for arid areas; Sustainability of cage aquaculture ecosystems for large scale resettlement from hydropower dams: an Indonesian case study; The role of aquaculture in the restoration of coastal fisheries; Part 4. conclusion; Ecology as the paradigm for the future of aquaculture

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