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The Shrimp Book

Out of Print
By: Victoria Alday-Sanz(Editor)
920 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
The Shrimp Book
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  • The Shrimp Book ISBN: 9781904761594 Hardback Jan 2011 Out of Print #187831
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About this book

This definitive book on The Shrimp is the result of the contributions of 67 international authors. It contains a wealth of scientific knowledge which usually can only he located in a fragmented manner in specialised journals or was presented in industry conferences that rarely reaches a wide audience. It brings together the worlds of aquaculture science and industry production. The Shrimp Book includes descriptions of farming practices and the actual implementation of new technologies

The content is structured into six parts: shrimp farming, the shrimp as an animal, current farming practices, optimisation of feeds, biosecurity and post harvest.

lt is addressed to shrimp producers and service providers, researchers and students. It compiles, in one single volume, the full depth of the academic perspective together with the most recent developments in field practice.

The Shrimp Book illustrates the important interaction between the academic and industry worlds. lt facilitates access to information, knowledge and new ideas as well as bringing in material for debate and discussion.


        Technical Evolution of Shrimp Farming & Status of Global & Regional Production
        Small-scale Shrimp Farmers: challenges & opportunities for better market access

        Functional Anatomy & Basic Physiology: Biology, Homeostasis, Reproduction.
        The Molt Cycle
        Larval & postlarval ontogenetic development & digestive physiology
        Immunology & Immunostimulation
        Genetics Review & Application

        Review of commercial broodstock production, maturation & hatchery production systems
        Farm production systems: – Extensive & Integrated shrimp farming – Semiextensive: Ecuadorian model, Madagascar – Intensive: Indonesia, Peru, Belize, Thailand – Superintensive: USA (Hawaii)
        Hydrobiology of paralic systems in farm site selection & water management
        Pond & soil management
        The application of re-circulation technology for intensive shrimp production (also in ponds, focus on microbial management systems - bioflocs technology)
        Selective Breeding: SPF, Disease Resistance, Growth, Performance
        BMPs & Certification Systems
        An assessment of costs, benefits & impacts of aquaculture & fisheries standards
        White Spot, an inflexion point for the industry

        Nutrient Requirements & Current Status of Shrimp Nutrition Research
        New horizons in Mineral & Vitamin Nutrition
        Raw material evaluation strategies for shrimp diets - Optimising raw material sustainability
        New horizons in Mineral & Vitamin Nutrition
        Practical Feed Management
        Nutrition & shrimp health
        Alternatives to marine fish meal & oils

        A Review of Shrimp Diseases, Diagnostics & Disease Issues in Commercial Shrimp Farms
        Shrimp Response to Viral Pathogens
        Concepts of Biosecurity Applied to Commercial Shrimp Farming Systems
        From "Disease Control" to "Health Management"-changes in approach to shrimp production
        Use of Antibiotics & Alternatives to Antibiotics in Shrimp Health Management: probiotics
        Epidemiology: from surveillance to risk analysis
        PCR in shrimp aquaculture: adoption & controversies
        Sanitary committees, Mexico

        The World shrimp market
        Microbiological safety in aquaculture shrimp/other safety issues related to processing
        Maintaining quality of farmed shrimp to meet market demands

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Victoria Alday-Sanz has over 18 years experience working mainly on aquatic animal health: shrimp and fish diseases, diagnostics, health management, sanitary legislation and biosecurity. She has collaborated with organisations such as EU, FAO, EFSA, OIE and ADB and has also consultant for shrimp farmers, consultancy agencies, insurance and financial companies. She is an author of over 70 works and one patent including: 2 books, 1 book chapter, 27 refereed journal papers, +40 industry magazine articles and articles in Latin American research, industry magazine and newspapers. Numerous reports for international agencies. In her time she has travelled extensively for research, consultancy and advisory work, project management and training in South East Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Out of Print
By: Victoria Alday-Sanz(Editor)
920 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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In five sections, 67 authors cover topics starting with history of shrimp farming, role of smallscale shrimp farmers in the global trade, different types of productions systems including the biofloc technology etc. --"INFOFISH "(July 2011)

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