Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Aquaculture: principles and practices.

Abstract

This comprehensive textbook is intended for readers with a biological background. The emphasis is on the application of the principles discussed, and exhaustive reviews of research are avoided. Roughly half of the book is devoted to the general principles, and includes chapters on national planning for aquaculture, selection of sites, choice of species, the design and construction of aquafarms, nutrition and feeds, reproduction and genetic selection, health and diseases, harvesting and post-harvest technology, marketing, economics and financing of aquaculture, and farm management. The remaining half of the book comprises chapters describing current practices in the large-scale production of the main types of aquatic species (including fish, crustaceans, molluscs and seaweeds), the integration of aquaculture with crop and livestock farming, the stocking of open waters, and the ranching of anadromous species. The book is illustrated with monochrome photographs and diagrams. The references at the end of each chapter list the main sources of information used in compiling the book. A subject index is provided.