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Finfish Aquaculture Diversification

Finfish Aquaculture Diversification

Edited by N Le François, Biodôme de Montréal, M Jobling, University of Tromsø, Norway, C Carter, Head, Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre. Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania Private Bag 49, , Hobart, TAS 7001, , Australia, P Blier, Département de Biologie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 300 Allée des Ursulinees, Rimouski, Quebec, G5L 3A1, Canada

April 2010 / Hardback / 704 Pages / 9781845934941 £160.99 / €214.00 / $311.00
With 10% online discount: £144.89 / €192.60 / $279.90
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Main Description

There is considerable global interest in the culture of finfish species both for cold and warm water aquaculture development and growth. Essential information on the biology, domestication and aquacultural characteristics of a wide selection of novel and established species is provided in the form of technical sheets, species descriptions and information on current rearing practices, making this a must-have reference in the field of aquacultural science. The book also offers a basic framework in order to support investment strategies for research and developement efforts aimed at the emergence of a profitable finfish aquaculture industry and presents a rationale for species diversification, different approaches to species selection and basic economical and market considerations governing the launch of strategic development and commercialization efforts.

  • Part 1: Aquaculture Diversification: An Introduction
  • 1: Achievements and Challenges
  • 2: The Rearing Environment
  • 3: Feeds and Feeding
  • 4: Farmed Species and Their Characteristics
  • 5: Considerations for the Selection and Commercialization of New or Alternate Species
  • 6: The Agribusiness Approach: an Australian case-study
  • 7: A Systematic-Market Approach to Species Diversification: a French case-study
  • 8: Biological And Technical Approach: a Site-specific and Productivity-based Analysis
  • Part 2: Finfish Species Description & Biotechnical Analysis
  • 9: The Sturgeons (Family Acipenseridae)
  • 10: The Milkfish (Family Chanidae)
  • 11: The Catfish (Family Ictaluridae)
  • 12: The Salmonids (Family Salmonidae)
  • 13: The Codfishes (Family Gadidae)
  • 14: The Snooks (Family Centropomidae)
  • 15: The Temperate Basses (Family Moronidae)
  • 16: Sea Breams and Porgies (Family Sparidae)
  • 17: The Tilapia (Family Cichlidae)
  • 18: Drum-fish or Croakers (Family Sciaenidae)
  • 19: The Wolffishes (Family Anarhichadidae)
  • 20: The Tunas (Family Scombridae)
  • 21: The Flatfishes (Order Pleuronectiformes)
  • 22: Temperate And Cold-Water Finfish Species Analysis
  • 23: Warm-Water Finfish Species Analysis
  • Part 3: Market And Economical Analysis
  • 24: Marketing New Species
  • 25: Diversification Pays: Economic Perspectives on Investments in Diversified Aquaculture
  • Part 4: Future Perspectives
  • 26: Off-Shore And Recirculation Technologies
  • 27: Valorization of Aquaculture By-products
  • 28: Organic And Green Labelling
  • 29: The Future of Aquaculture: Insights from the Economic Theory

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