The output from world aquaculture, a multi-billion dollar global industry, continues to rise at a very rapid rate and it is now acknowledged that it will take over from fisheries to become the main source of animal and plant products from aquatic environments.
This exciting, new and comprehensive book covers all major aspects of the aquaculture of fish, shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas covered include water quality and environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, post-harvest technology and processing, economics and marketing. Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, barramundi, marine shrimp, freshwater crayfish and prawns, bivalves and marine gastropods.
Written by 30 internationally-known and respected authors, and drawn together and carefully presented by Professors John Lucas and Paul Southgate, Aquaculture is a book that is essential reading for all students and professionals studying and working in aquaculture. Fish farmers, hatchery managers and all those supplying the aquaculture industry, including personnel within equipment and feed manufacturing companies, will find a great deal of commercially useful information within this important book.
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John Lucas is an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Marine Studies, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. Paul Southgate is Professor of Aquaculture in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University, Australia.Review:
"This exciting, new and comprehensive book covers all major aspects of the aquaculture of fish, shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments including nutrition and feed production."
International Aquafeed, 2005
"Do we really need yet another book about aquaculture? As far as this 502-page work goes, the answer is a resounding 'yes'. The experience and knowledge of 27 experts in their fields has been combined into one comprehensive document edited by Australians John Lucas and Paul Southgate. This book provides the latest information on the culture of fish, shellfish and algae in fresh and marine water, both to academics involved in aquaculture research and teaching and to fish farmers who need reviews of pertinent topics related to aquaculture."
"Thematic chapters provide critical reviews of special topics, with theories and literature reviews followed by practical examples. Thus, rather than just providing mere facts for fish farmers, the text is often thought-provoking and the chapters are structured so as to teach and advise."
"This book will definitely find a place in university libraries, in the offices of policy-makers and with economists looking for production and marketing figures. Throughout, there is ample realism in the writing approach and many real-life examples to back up the conclusions drawn. Fish farmers can benefit greatly from the thematic chapters, as well as from those pertaining to the specific plant or animal they are keeping or intending to farm. Also, they may explore new species, using the wealth of information supplied."
African Journal of Aquatic Science
"Anyone studying the subject or working or in any way interested in aquaculture would be well advised to aquire and study this wide-ranging book. One of the real 'bibles' on the aquaculture industry at this important stage of its development." Fishing Boat World, 2006 and also Ausmarine, 2006)
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Descripción Wiley-Blackwell, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0852382227
Descripción Wiley-Blackwell, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110852382227
Descripción Wiley-Blackwell, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 852382227