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Tilapia in Intensive Co-Culture

By: Peter W Perschbacher(Editor), Robert R Stickney(Editor), Randall Brummett(Foreword By)
370 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Intensive tilapia co-culture is the commercial production of various species of tilapia in conjunction with one or more other marketable species. Tilapia are attractive as a co-cultured fish because of their potential to improve water quality, especially in penaeid shrimp ponds, by consuming plankton and detritus and by altering pathogenic bacterial populations while increasing marketable production.

Following introductory chapters covering ecological aspects of co-culture, tilapia feeding habits, historical use, and new models, Tilapia in Intensive Co-Culture is divided into co-culture in freshwater and marine environments. Co-culture core information is presented on Vibrio control, high-rate aquaculture processes, aquaponics, tilapia nutrient profile, and tilapia niche economics and marketing in the U.S, and with carp, catfish, freshwater and marine shrimp in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.

Tilapia in Intensive Co-Culture is the latest book in the prestigious World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Series, published for WAS by Wiley Blackwell. It will be of great use and interest to researchers, producers, investors and policy makers considering tilapia co-culture in terms of environmental and economic sustainability.


List of Contributors ix
Foreword xi
      Randall Brummett
Preface xv

Chapter 1. Ecological Basis of Tilapia Co-culture Systems 1
      Ana Milstein and Martha Hernández
Chapter 2. Tilapia Feeding Habits and Environmental Tolerances 25
      Robert R. Stickney
Chapter 3. Historical Use of Tilapia in Intensive Co-culture 36
      Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 4. New Models and Rationales 50
      Robert R. Stickney, Peter W. Perschbacher, and Nick Parker
Chapter 5. Sustainability Needs and Challenges: Marine Systems 71
      Robert R. Stickney and Robert W. Brick
Chapter 6. Luminous Vibrio and the Greenwater Culture of the Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon with Tilapia 81
      Gilda D. Lio-Po
Chapter 7. Tilapia–Shrimp Polyculture 94
      Kevin M. Fitzsimmons and Erfan Shahkar
Chapter 8. Sustainability Needs and Challenges: Freshwater Systems 114
      Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 9. Pond Co-culture with Catfish Research in the Americas, with Emphasis on Cage-Confined Tilapia 129
      Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 10. Tilapia Co-culture in Cages and In-pond Raceways 148
      Michael Masser
Chapter 11. Tilapia–Macrobrachium Polyculture 156
      Michael B. New and Wagner C. Valenti
Chapter 12. Tilapia in High-Rate Aquaculture Processes 186
      David E. Brune
Chapter 13. Tilapia Co-culture in Egypt 211
      Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed
Chapter 14. Tilapia Co-culture in Israeli Fishponds and Reservoirs 237
      Ana Milstein
Chapter 15. Aquaponics 246
      Rebecca L. Nelson
Chapter 16. Nutrient Profiles of Tilapia 261
      Ioannis T. Karapanagiotidis
Chapter 17. The Economics of Small-Scale Tilapia Aquaculture in the United States 306
      Siddhartha Dasgupta and Richard C. Bryant

Appendix 1. Field Key to the Commonly Cultured Tilapias, with Species Synopses 319
      Peter W. Perschbacher
Appendix 2. World Hybrid Tilapia Literature 1980–2014* 324
      Frank J. Schwartz

Scientific Names Index 333
Topical Index 335
Colour Plates appear after page 318

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By: Peter W Perschbacher(Editor), Robert R Stickney(Editor), Randall Brummett(Foreword By)
370 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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