There is considerable global interest in the culture of fish species both for cold and warm water aquaculture development. Essential information on the biology, domestication and aquacultural characteristics of a wide selection of novel and established species is provided in the form of technical sheets, species descriptions and rearing practices, making this a must-have reference in the field of aquacultural science. The book also offers a basic framework in order to support investment strategies for research and development efforts aimed at the emergence of a profitable finfish aquaculture industry and presents a rationale of species diversification, different approaches to species selection and the basic economical and market considerations governing the launch of strategic development and commercialization efforts.
Part 1. Aquaculture Diversification: An Introduction; 1. Achievements and Challenges; 2. The Rearing Environment; 3. Feeds and Feeding; 4. Farmed Species and Their Characteristics; 5. Considerations for the Selection and Commercialization of New or Alternate Species; 6. A Systematic-Market Approach to Species Diversification: a French case-study; 7. The Agribusiness Approach: an Australian case-study; 8. Biological And Technical Approach: a Site-specific and Productivity-based Analysis; Part 2. Finfish Species Description & Biotechnical Analysis; 9. The Sturgeons (Family Acipenseridae); 10. The Milkfish (Family Chanidae); 11. The Catfish (Family Ictaluridae); 12. The Salmonids (Family Salmonidae); 13. The Codfishes (Family Gadidae); 14. The Snooks (Family Centropomidae); 15. The Temperate Basses (Family Moronidae); 16. Sea Breams and Porgies (Family Sparidae); 17. The Tilapia (Family Cichlidae); 18. Drum-fish or Croakers (Family Sciaenidae); 19. The Wolffishes (Family Anarhichadidae); 20. The Tunas (Family Scombridae); 21. The Flatfishes (Order Pleuronectiformes); 22. Temperate And Cold-Water Finfish Species Analysis; 23. Warm-Water Finfish Species Analysis; Part 3. Market and Economical Analysis; 24. Marketing New Species; 25. Diversification Pays: Economic Perspectives on Investments in Diversified Aquaculture; Part 4. Future Perspectives; 26. Off-Shore and Recirculation Technologies; 27. Valorization of Aquaculture By-products; 28. Organic and Green Labelling; 29. The Future of Aquaculture: Insights from the Economic Theory.