Aquaculture: An Introductory Text

Editor/Author Stickney, R.R.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: CABI

Single-User Purchase Price: $160.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $240.00
ISBN: 978-1-78-639009-7
Category: Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences
Image Count: 179
Book Status: Available
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Providing a broad and readable overview of the subject, this updated third edition of Aquaculture: An Introductory Text covers issues associated with sustainable aquaculture development, culture systems, hatchery methods, nutrition and feeding of aquaculture species, reproductive strategies, harvesting and many other topics.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 General Overview of Aquaculture
  • Definitions
  • What is aquaculture?
  • What is involved?
  • Parsing the discipline by temperature
  • One species or more?
  • Addressing Declining Capture Fisheries
  • History of Aquaculture
  • Culture Objectives
  • A Wide Variety of Species
  • The Big Players in Aquaculture
  • A Question of Sustainability
  • Opposition and Response
  • Animal Welfare
  • Ethics
  • Changing Consumer Preferences
  • Regulation
  • Challenges to, and Opportunities for, Expansion
  • Climate Change
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 2 Getting Started
  • Site and Species Selection
  • The Business of Aquaculture
  • The Business Plan
  • Water: the Common Factor
  • Municipal water
  • Runoff water
  • Surface water
  • Groundwater
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 3 Culture Systems
  • Ponds
  • Location
  • Size, shape and depth
  • Inflow and drain options
  • Raceways
  • Open raceway systems
  • Microalgae Culture
  • Partitioned Aquaculture Systems
  • Recirculating Systems
  • Cage and Net Pen Systems
  • Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture
  • Various Forms of Mollusc Culture
  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Scallops
  • Clams
  • Abalone
  • Geoducks
  • Seaweed Culture: the Nori Example
  • Biofloc Systems
  • Some Challenges, Particularly for Mariculturists
  • Personnel Considerations
  • Other Issues
  • Effluent disposal
  • Pests and predators
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 4 Understanding and Maintaining Water Quality
  • The Range of Variables
  • Variables to Measure Frequently
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • The oxygen story
  • Oxygen in ponds
  • pH
  • Nitrite
  • Salinity
  • Variables to Measure Periodically or Under Some Circumstances
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness
  • Ammonia
  • Plant nutrients
  • Fertilization
  • Organic fertilization
  • Inorganic fertilization
  • Controlling Undesirable Plants
  • Biological plant control
  • Mechanical or environmental plant control
  • Chemical plant control
  • Other Factors
  • Light
  • Substrate
  • Suspended solids
  • Some Additional Water Quality Effects on Cultured Organisms
  • Carrying capacity
  • Harmful substances and off-flavours
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 5 Diseases and Parasites of Aquaculture Species
  • Disease Array and Role of Stress
  • Avoiding the Occurrence and Spread of Disease
  • Diagnosing Disease Problems
  • Treatment Options
  • Chemicals
  • Antibiotics
  • Vaccines
  • Phage Therapy
  • Nutritional Diseases
  • Toxins
  • Common Aquaculture Diseases
  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Protozoan parasites
  • Helminth parasites
  • Copepod parasites
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 6 Reproduction and Early Rearing
  • Introduction
  • How Aquaculture Animals Reproduce
  • Closing the Life Cycle
  • Sex Identification
  • Controlling Spawning
  • Spawning Methods
  • Tilapia
  • Salmon and trout
  • Catfish
  • Red drum
  • Striped bass and hybrid striped bass
  • Halibut
  • Flounders and other flatfish
  • Other finfish species
  • Marine shrimp
  • Freshwater shrimp
  • Crayfish
  • Oysters
  • Clams
  • Abalone
  • Echinoderms
  • Sea cucumber
  • Providing Live Food
  • Rotifers
  • Brine shrimp
  • Controlling Sex
  • Sex reversal
  • Polyploidy
  • Hybridization
  • Gynogenesis
  • Selective Breeding
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 7 Prepared Feeds
  • Introduction
  • Types of Prepared Feed
  • Particle size
  • Particle form
  • Purified, semi-purified and practical feeds
  • Evaluation of an amino acid requirement
  • Evaluation of a carbohydrate requirement
  • Evaluation of a mineral or vitamin requirement
  • Supplemental and complete feeds
  • Feed Ingredients and Additives
  • Feed Manufacture
  • Pressure pelleting
  • Extruded pellets
  • Storage and Presentation
  • Feeding Practices
  • Determining Feeding Rate
  • Feed Conversion
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 8 Aquatic Animal Nutrition
  • Introduction
  • Energy and Growth
  • Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading
  • 9 A Pot-pourri of Additional Topics
  • Introduction
  • Harvesting
  • Harvesting extensive culture systems
  • Harvesting intensive systems
  • Specialized harvesting methods
  • Live-hauling
  • Anaesthesia and Sedation
  • Fee-fishing
  • Tagging
  • Processing and Marketing
  • Potential Aquaculture Moneymakers
  • A Few Additional Topics
  • Jewellery and curios
  • Hydroponics and aquaponics
  • Enhancement and conservation
  • Bait
  • Ornamental species
  • The Future
  • Summary
  • Additional Reading