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Warm-water crustaceans are an increasingly important form of livestock in many parts of the world. This book covers in detail the main species that can be farmed.
Part 1 Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii): Louisiana red swamp crayfish - introduction; biology; exploitation; problems; marketing. Part 2 Giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii): freshwater prawns - introduction; biology; farm management; farming techniques; marketing. Part 3 Penaeid shrimp farming: penaeid shrimp farming - introduction; biology; sites suitable for shrimp farming; choice of species and system; processing and marketing.