This is the ninth volume of ten in The Natural History of the Crustacea Series. The chapters in this volume synthesize the diverse topics in fisheries and aquaculture. In the first part of the book, chapters explore worldwide crustacean fisheries. This section comes to a conclusion with two chapters on harvested crustaceans that are usually not within the focus of the mainstream fisheries research, possibly because they are caught by local fishing communities in small-scale operations and sold locally as subsistence activity. In the second part of the book, the authors explore the variety of cultured crustacean species, like shrimps, prawns, lobsters, and crabs. Chapters in the third part of the volume focus on important challenges and opportunities, including diseases and parasitism, the use of crustacean as bioindicators, and their role in biotechnology.
Chapter 1. Crustaceans as Fisheries Resources: General Overview / Caleb Gardner, Reginald A. Watson, Anes Dwi Jayanti, Suadi Junaidi, Mohsen AlHusaini and Gordon H. Kruse
Chapter 2. Crab Fisheries / Bradley G. Stevens and Thomas J. Miller
Chapter 3. Lobster Fisheries / Richard A. Wahle, Adrian J. Linnane, and Amalia M. Harrington
Chapter 4. Shrimp Fisheries / Raymond T. Bauer
Chapter 5. Squat Lobster Fisheries / Mariano J. Diez
Chapter 6. Krill Fishery / So Kawaguchi and Stephen Nicol
Chapter 7. Marginal Marine Crustacean Fisheries / Boris A. López
Chapter 8. Inland Crustacean Fisheries / Miles Abadilla, W. Ray McClain, Taku Sato, Luis M. Mejía-Ortiz and Miguel A. Penna-Díaz
Chapter 9. Freshwater Caridean Culture / Wagner C. Valenti and Dallas L. Flickinger
Chapter 10. Penaeid Shrimp Aquaculture / Claude E. Boyd and Lauren N. Jescovitch
Chapter 11. Crayfish Aquaculture / W. Ray McClain
Chapter 12. Lobster Culture / Andrew Jeffs, Carly Daniels and Kevin Heasman
Chapter 13. Marine Ornamental Decapods - Collection, Culture and Conservation / Ricardo Calado
Chapter 14. Planktonic Crustacean Culture - Live Planktonic Crustaceans as Live Feed for Finfish and Shrimps in Aquaculture / Per Meyer Jepsen, Kristian Syberg, Guillaume Drillet and Benni Winding Hansen
Chapter 15. Ecological Factors in the Emergence of Pathogens in Commercially Important Crustaceans / Jeffrey D. Shields and Juan Pablo Huchin-Mian
Chapter 16. Parasitic Crustaceans / Barbara F. Nowak, Melissa B. Martin and Sebastián Boltaña
Chapter 17. Marine Crustaceans as Bioindicators: Amphipods as Case Study / Carlos Navarro-Barranco, Macarena Ros, José M. Tierno de Figueroa and José M. Guerra García
Chapter 18. Crustaceans Used in Biotechnology / María Cecilia Gortari and Roque Alberto Hours
Chapter 19. Management and Handling of Commercial Crustaceans / Adam Powell, Sara Barrento and Daniel M. Cowing
Gustavo Lovrich is a marine biologist with interests in crab biology and benthic ecology, mainly in the sub-Antarctic environments. He studies the biological bases for the management of king crab fisheries in the southern tip of South America and participates in a population subsidy program to improve the king crab population. He has been coordinating the scientific research in the offshore marine protected areas of Argentina for the last five years.
Martin Thiel is a marine biologist with a strong interest in animal behaviour and natural history. Throughout the past 25 years, he has conducted studies on crustacean behaviour ranging from evolution of parental care behaviours to mating interactions and anti-predator behaviours. He is also interested in dispersal ecology and biogeography and in promoting the participation of citizen scientists in marine research (www.cientificosdelabasura.cl).