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Aquaculture Compendium

Aquaculture Compendium

"Aquatic animal and plant production, natural resources and environment, biodiversity, trade, food security and safety, poverty alleviation, livelihoods. An encyclopedic, mixed media resource covering all aspects of aquaculture."

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An encyclopedic, mixed media resource covering all aspects of aquaculture. It addresses issues of aquatic animal and plant production, natural resources and environment, biodiversity, trade, food security and safety, poverty alleviation, livelihoods and much more.

Vital stats

  • Over 15,000 datasheets including detailed information on over 300 cultured aquatic species, and 100 aquatic diseases and disorders
  • Summary information on 14,000 other diseases
  • Overview datasheets on production and environmental systems, and wide-ranging issues in aquaculture
  • Over 160 case studies; examples of practical problem solving and innovation
  • An electronic library of specially commissioned and previously published information – featuring over 1,000 specially selected items from internationally respected sources
  • Bibliographic database with over 200,000 records including over 12,000 full-text records, all soft-linked from citations within the text
  • Over 2,000 images to allow for easy identification and teaching
  • An Interactive glossary, with more than 36,300 definitions


Unique features 

  • Case studies covering major aquaculture issues and hot topics that not only summarise present knowledge, but also provide models of practical problem solving and improvement through educational, technical, social or economic innovation
  • Informative texts provided by leading world experts on cultured aquatic animals and plants, and their production, diseases and environmental impact as well as important generic issues and topics in aquaculture
  • Maps illustrating aquatic species’ wild and cultured distributions, sourced from FishBase, by permission of WorldFish Center, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N), and other publishing partners
  • Informative mapping of disease distribution data, kindly provided by OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)
  • Over 2,000 images illustrating cultured species, diseases, production systems and other aquaculture issues and topics
  • Electronic Library of over 1,000 articles sourced from over 80 publishers, including over 50 book chapters re-published from CABI books. Other material includes electronic books, reports, classified and indexed Internet links, and a large collection of extension documents
  • Veterinary drugs and vaccines database – generic and proprietary drug and vaccine names and information collated from five different continents; an amalgamation of six sources of information on veterinary products by kind permission of their publishers

*Figures correct as of January 2017

Coverage is of fish, molluscs, crustacea, algae and live feed culture in marine, brackish and freshwater environments, including:

  • Production, health and husbandry
  • Engineering and technology
  • Economics, economic development and marketing
  • Environment, governance, trade, legislation and social impacts

The Aquaculture Compendium would be a useful resource for:

  • Aquaculture production, health and food industries
  • Agriculturalists and agronomists
  • Coastal zone managers
  • Development professionals
  • Fish and shellfish farmers; both marine and freshwater, and also integrated aquaculture/livestock/agriculture
  • Feed and chemical suppliers
  • Investors and financiers
  • Irrigation and water engineers
  • Quarantine specialists
  • Researchers and extension workers
  • Retailers
  • Social scientists
  • Start-up aquaculture ventures
  • Students and teachers
  • Veterinarians and pathologists
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