1. Alabaster, J.S. and R. Lloyd, 1982.
2. Alien, L.J. and E.C. Kinney, 1981.
3. Allen, P.G., L.W. Botsford, A.M. Schuur and W.E. Johnston, 1984.
4. Angell, C.L., 1986.
5. Ardizzone, G.D., S. Cataudella and R. Rossi, 1988.
6. Arrignon, J., 1976.
7. Arrignon, J., 1981.
8. Austin, B. and D.A. Austin, 1987.
9. Bagenal. T. (ed.), 1978.
10. Balarin, J.D. and J.P. Hatton, 1979.
11. Balchen, J.G. (ed.), 1987.
12. Bardach, J.E., J.H. Ryther and W.O. McLarney, 1972.
13. Barnabé, G. (ed.), 1989.
14. Barnabé, G. and R. Billard (eds), 1984.
15. Beveridge, M.C.M., 1987.
16. Bilio, M., H. Rosenthal and C.J. Sinderman (eds), 1986.
17. Billard, R. (ed.), 1983.
18. Billard, R. and J. Marcel (eds), 1987.
19. Bird, K.T. and P.H. Benson (eds), 1987.
20. Boyd, C.E., 1982.
21. Brown, E.E. and J.B. Gratzek, 1980
22. Bye. V.J. and A.G. Ponniah, 1983.
23. Chaston, I., 1983.
24. Chaston, I., 1984.
25. Chaston, I., 1988.
26. Cho, C.Y., C.B. Cowey and T. Watanabe, 1985.
27. Chondar, S.L., 1980.
28. Christensen, M.S., 1989.
29. Cobb. J.S. and B.F. Philipps (eds), 1980.
30. Copland, J.W. and J.S. Lucas, 1988.
31. Covey, C.B., A.M. Hackle and J.C. Bell (eds), 1986.
Water criteria quality for freshwater fish. 2nd edition
Butterworth Scientific, London (UK), 361 p
£. Stg. 30.00
toxicity, chemicals - water quality
The book is based on a series of papers first produced by the Working Party on Water Quality Criteria for Freshwater Fish, under the auspices of the Second Sub-commmission of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC), and published as EIFAC Technical Reports by FAO. As many of the original reports were out of print, the volume now includes updated reports and papers. The papers focus mainly on European species, except where others illustrate principles not otherwise documented. Although dealing specifically with requirements of freshwater fish in natural waters, the information is of considerable value in fish culture. Finely divided solids are the subject of Chapter 1, with a description of the effects of suspended solids on fisheries. Chapter 2 considers the tolerance of fish to extreme pH values, examining both direct and indirect effects, with data from field and laboratory work. Water temperature, with its influence on growth, temperature ranges tolerated by various species, effects on spawning, lethal and preferred temperature, are covered in Chapter 3. The toxic effects of ammonia are dealt with in Chapter 4, with the relationship with pH and temperature in influencing the proportion of the toxic un-ionized form. Chapter 5 provides a detailed review of the effects of monohydric phenols, with data on direct lethal or sublethal actions on fish, and effects on invertebrates and algae. Chapter 6 describes the natural fluctuations in dissolved oxygen in water, and the influence of dissolved oxygen on various parameters is discussed. The following five chapters consider other substances which can have a toxic action on fish, viz. chlorine, zinc, copper, cadmium, and mixtures of toxicants. These provide for each substance information on its chemistry, and the direct lethal and sublethal actions on fish and other aquatic species. The final chapter (12) describes the methods used for determining toxicity, with two useful appendices, one summarizing various standard toxicity test techniques, the second providing a glossary of terms used in fish toxicity tests.
Proceedings of the bioengineering symposium for fish culture
American Fisheries Society, Bethesda (USA), 307 p
aquaculture effluent - bioengineering - water quality
The book is the proceedings of the Symposium on Bioengineering for Fish Culture, held at Travers City, Michigan (USA), in October 1979. After a short introduction describing the symposium perspectives there are 38 technical papers divided into 5 sections. These deal with requirements of the fish (5 papers); water conditioning for fish rearing (9); instrumentation and automation in fish culture (4); hatchery effluent treatment (5); and fish production facilities (15). The first section describes the more important requirements of fish with respect to hatchery design and construction. The second presents techniques to improve water quality in fish culture, the removal of metabolic products, and a review of recirculating systems. Measurement and control of hatchery management through automation and instrumentation are examined in section 3, and the need for automation in fish culture. The fourth section discusses methods for treating fish hatchery effluents, and government regulations. The final section presents practices of fish production, among which are floating cages, culture in geothermal waters, solar ponds, intensive farming in a nuclear power plant effluent, water recirculating systems for salmonids, and closed recirculating systems for tilapias.
Bioeconomics in aquaculture
Development in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 13, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 351 p
US$ 110.50 economic analysis - economics, aquaculture - mathematical models
The book attempts to synthesize the influence of biological, engineering, and economic factors which affect aquaculture. It is based on background research on lobster, on which the authors work, but there are examples and reference to other species which provide a broader application of techniques. The book has eight chapters, which describe the fundamental concepts of aquaculture, economic concepts, modeling and analysis, a biological model (which describes reactions of cultured organisms to culture environments), a physical system submodel (which explains relationships within culture environments), and physical components of the culture system and their cost. The biological base of aquaculture describes the nutritional needs, space requirements, oxygen demand, and metabolite production, to determine growth rate under different biological regimes. The engineering techniques to obtain maximal yield, costs and risks, including computer simulation, are examined. The last chapter summarizes the present status and future prospects in bioeconomic modeling in aquaculture. The book is a useful reference for fisheries economists and biologists working with aquaculture systems, and the bibliography indicates further work in techniques of programming and modeling.
The biology and culture of tropical oysters
ICLARM Studies and Reviews 13, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 42 p
US$ 3.00 (surface)
US$ 6.00 (airmail)
biology, shellfish - Crassostrea spp. - culture, oysters - Ostrea spp. - Saccostrea spp.
This book reviews the biology, ecology, and culture techniques, both experimental and commercial, used in the rearing of tropical oysters. It describes the problems associated with tropical oyster farming, and identifies future research needs to develop this form of aquaculture. The review concerns three oyster genera (Ostrea, Crassostrea, and Saccostrea), providing for each the basic biology, and the advantages and disadvantages of their culture. Following the geographic distribution of oysters, it describes the ecology of wild populations, environmental factors, reproduction, and larval distribution. Subsequent chapters describe culture systems, diseases and mass mortalities, processing, marketing and economics, with conclusions on research needs, development problems, and potential. There are many tables of data, describing, for example, the comparison of salinity and temperature ranges for several tropical and subtropical species. The book has a bibliography. It is a useful reference book on oyster culture and molluscs in general.
Management of coastal lagoon fisheries and aquaculture In Italy
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 293, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy), 103 p
coastal lagoons - coastal zone management - Italy - lagoon fisheries -Mediterranean - valliculture
The book is a synthesis of the history of coastal lagoon management in Italy, from the traditional "valli" to the modern concrete fish barrier and integrated valliculture. It includes a directory of the Italian coastal lagoons, with their ecological characteristics and description of management methods (for both water and fisheries), and some case studies on certain lagoons from the aquaculture and fisheries point of view. There is a description of valliculture, from its historical origins to the present day. Of particular interest is the evolution of fish barriers, with descriptions of traps and chambers to capture and select different species, and changes in shape and materials, from temporary reed barriers to permanent concrete and iron gates. The historical section is important in understanding strategies now used in modern Mediterranean aquaculture, many of which have been derived from traditional valliculture practices. Many fish barriers along the Mediterranean were either built or designed by Italians according to the models developed from centuries of lagoon management in Italy. The book provides an overview of economic and administrative aspects of aquaculture in coastal lagoons, and their relationships with other economic activities connected with lagoons, such as tourism, urban development, natural parks, and pollution.
Aménagement écologique et piscicole des eaux douces
Gauthiers-Villars, Paris (France), 322 p
1984 - Ecologia y piscicultura de aguas dulces
Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid (Spain), 390 p
Pts. 2 400
aquatic ecology - fishery management - freshwater aquaculture -freshwater ecology
The book describes the aquatic environment qualities optimal for fisheries and fish culture. The first section on ecological bases deals with aquatic ecosystems. It provides an overview of the physical environment and the biological parameters to understand productive capability for management of fish stocks. The second section considers different aspects of fish culture, ranging from management and improvement of spawning sites, to grow-out, induced spawning, and health. The third section deals with management of the environment, with a classification of waters for fish production, productivity in open and closed waters, management of physical components to increase productivity, artificial environments, and management of waters for migratory fish. It includes also management and exploitation of fish stocks, intervention in the biological milieu, economics of aquatic resources, and finally economic politics of fish resources. There is a glossary of the key words used in the field, and plates and tables illustrate the text. It is addressed to fishermen, technicians, engineers, and biologists involved in the management of fish stocks in inland waters.
L'écrevisse et son élevage
Gauthiers-Villars, Paris (France), 178 p
Astacus spp. - biology, crustaceans - culture, crayfish - France
The book presents a multidisciplinary approach to crayfish culture. It contains three sections, dealing with principles, theoretical knowledge, and economic applications. The first section describes the biology and ecology of crayfish for the different species indigenous to or introduced into Europe. Natural distribution, systematics, morphology, population biology, and diseases are examined. A second section, more technical and practical, provides data from crayfish culture world-wide, enhancing differences between fish culture and crayfish culture, and intensive and extensive systems. The third section describes economics of culture. After an overview of world production the author presents the situation in France, from consumption to recreational fishing. The book ends with a section on management strategies, and suggests perspectives for the future. Plates and figures illustrate details described in the text.
Bacterial fish pathogens: disease in famed and wild fish
Horwood (Ellis), Chichester (UK), 364 p
£. Stg. 59.50
disease control - diseases, bacteria - pathology - vaccination
The volume is a collection of data on both freshwater and marine bacterial pathogens in wild and cultured fish. It deals with both primary pathogens and secondary invaders, and specific attention is paid to biological characteristics of pathogens rather than to pathology itself. It includes information on the structure of fish, primarily to familiarize the reader with general fish anatomy. The first chapters describe general aspects of fish biology and aquatic microbiology. Chapter 5 considers the interrelationships between fish, their environment, and pathogens in the production of disease. Subsequent chapters (6-14) describe different etiological agents, covering characteristics of disease, isolation methods, characterization of pathogens, diagnosis, epizootiology, pathogenicity mechanisms, and correlation. The general chapter on diagnosis (15) contains tables of gross clinical signs and internal abnormalities, which, together with descriptions of control measures, including vaccination and chemotherapy, give useful information for the fish farmer. Each chapter has an updated bibliography. The book is a reference for microbiologists interested in fish bacteriology, and for fish health/fish disease researchers called upon to diagnose bacterial disease outbreaks.
Methods for assessment of fish production in freshwater. 3rd edition
Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (UK), IBP Handbook 3, 365 p
£. Stg. 17.50
biological production - freshwater fisheries - growth
The volume is one of four concerned with the study of productivity in freshwater (others deal with methods for assessing primary and secondary productivity, and chemical analysis). It presents the results of one of several technical meetings held under the auspices of the International Biological Programme in the "Production of Freshwater" section, and reviews the present status of research in freshwater fish production. Several papers have been updated from the previous edition, and one new chapter has been added. This book has 12 chapters by 16 contributors, and a brief introduction by the editor of the former editions. The chapters deal with fish capture, sampling and examination, identification of freshwater fishes, marking and tagging, age and growth of fish, estimation of population number and mortality rates, estimation of food consumption rates, assessment of a fishery, egg and early life history, production, and methods of study of fish diets based on analysis of stomach contents. Several methods are described, where possible, for accomplishing specific tasks, together with their limitations and advantages. The book is primarily for fisheries scientists, but it also provides basic information for aquaculturists, especially those using extensive practices.
Tilapia. A guide to their biology and culture In Africa
University of Stirling, Unit of Aquatic Pathobiology, Stirling (UK), 174 p
Africa - biology, tilapias - ecology, tilapias - tilapias
The book is basically a review on the biology and culture of tilapias of Africa. It was the first attempt to gather in comprehensive form the mass of information on tilapia culture which had been published. It has a synthesis, and many extensive summary tables, figures, and appendices. The book contains information on tilapia biology useful in the culture of the species. It is based on some 3 000 references, 270 of which are listed at the end. The chapter on ecological requirements of tilapia summarizes information from both ponds and lake fisheries, and defines the ecological tolerance of the different species of tilapias and their biological characteristics. The second part deals with tilapia culture in Africa, with a description of its origin and culture practices used. Although the title refers to the culture of tilapias in Africa, the contents are relevant to their culture in all tropical regions. There are specific chapters on methods for controlling reproduction and hybridization, parasites and disease, and intensifying production.
Automation and data processing in aquaculture
Pergamon Press, Oxford (UK), 280 p
£. Stg. 78.00
automation - data processing
The book presents the proceedings of the EIFAC Symposium on Automation and Data Processing in Aquaculture, held at Trondheim (Norway), in 1986. It is introduced by 5 plenary papers, which illustrate the link between aquaculture and information sciences, followed by papers in 5 sections dealing with new technologies applied to the aquaculture industry, modelling and simulation in aquaculture, instrumentation and monitoring, automatic control, and data processing and production planning. It ends with the reports of two panel sessions, on educational needs in aquaculture engineering, and the need for reliable and robust measuring devices in aquaculture facilities, respectively.
Aquaculture: the farming and husbandry of freshwater and marine organisms
Wiley Interscience, New York (USA), 868 p
Bardach, J.E. and J.H. Ryther
1986 - Acuacultura: crianza y cultivo de organismos marinos y de agua dulce
(Anon), Mexico, 741 p
textbook aquaculture, general aquaculture development - artificial propagation - culture, crustaceans - culture, fish - culture, shellfish - pathology - polyculture
The book provides an extensive overview of global aquaculture, first published in English in 1972. It has been published recently in Spanish, but not updated. The book begins with a general review of aquaculture principles and economics, and some projected trends for the sector. Each of the 42 chapters deals with the culture of one species, or a group of species with similar culture requirements. Most of the book is devoted to finfish culture, but one chapter deals with frogs, four with crustaceans, six with molluscs, and two with seaweeds and edible freshwater plants. The information provided for each one varies, depending on what was available at that time. A description of the history and status of culture is presented, and its potential is discussed. Relevant techniques for propagation, broodstock collection and selection, and fry rearing are reported where applicable. There are also descriptions of culture practices up to harvesting, transport, and marketing, and for some species pathologies or socio-economic problems are discussed. Each chapter contains a list of (early) references on the species cultured. This is a basic reference book on world aquaculture, but now dated in its contents.
Aquaculture. 2nd edition
Lavoisier, Technique et Documentation, Paris (France), 2 volumes, 1 344 p
F.F. 1 250.00
textbook aquaculture, general
culture, crayfish - culture, eels - culture, gilthead sea bream -
culture. Mediterranean sea bass - culture, prawns - culture, shellfish -
culture, shrimps - culture, salmon - culture, sole - culture, sturgeons -
culture, trout - culture, turbot - France - Mediterranean
The second edition, in two volumes, is a revised and updated version of that first published in 1986. It provides a detailed description of French aquaculture. It reports data on the culture of different species, and has an overview of aquaculture in the world. The book is divided in 6 parts, 3 for each volume. In Part 1, different technological aspects are examined in a series of eight chapters. Water, water treatment, and recirculating systems are considered in the first two chapters, followed by phyto- and zooplankton biology, their culture and collection in the wild, in the remaining six chapters. Part 2 deals with shellfish culture, with special emphasis on France and the Mediterranean, and one chapter introduces echinoderm culture. Part 3 examines shrimp culture, specifically Penaeids and Macrobrachium. Volume 2 begins (Part 4) with a detailed description of the culture of different fish species, trout and salmon, sea bass and sea bream, turbot and sole, sturgeon, and eel. Fish culture in salt marshes, ponds, heated effluents, and open seas are also reviewed. An overview of the aquaculture situation in different regions of the world is given in Part 5, with a series of nine chapters dealing with a different country/region, namely Japan, China, Far East, India, USA, Africa, Europe, Ecuador, French Overseas Territories, and a tenth providing some aquaculture production data. Finally, Part 6 is an examination of aids to aquaculture. It includes a chapter on the role of EEC in European aquaculture, and another on factors necessary for creation of an aquaculture enterprise. The book ends with some considerations on recent developments in aquaculture, with particular reference to France.
L'aquaculture du loup et des sparidés
INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris (France), 542 p
artificial propagation - culture. Mediterranean sea bass - culture, gilthead sea bream - Dicentrarchus labrax - Mediterranean - pathology - sparids -Sparus aurata
The book is a collection of papers presented at the Workshop on the Culture of European Sea Bass and Sparids, held at Sète (France), in March 1983. It contains most of the results obtained in the last 13 years on artificial propagation and rearing of sea bass and gilthead sea bream (and a few other Sparids), which made significant advances during the 1970s. The book is organized into four sections. In Section 1 a series of 10 papers presents different aspects of artificial reproduction of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and sea bream (Sparus aurata), such as hormonal stimulation, environmental changes to induce maturation conditioning, and gamete storage. Trophic behaviour, feeding, environmental influences, and live food are addressed in a series of 8 papers in Section 2 on problems related to larval rearing. Section 3 examines in 8 papers the technologies involved in hatchery management and rearing. Section 4, on grow-out, describes in a series of 15 papers specific topics such as feeding, diseases, and the fisheries, and different rearing strategies, such as floating cages, and culture in lagoons, valli, and salt marshes. The book ends with a synthesis and conclusions of the workshop, describing the problems emerging and offering perspectives on future developments in farming these species.
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 352 p
£. Stg. 21.00
Atlantic salmon - cage culture - tiger prawn - tilapias - whitefish -yellowtail
The book is a synthesis of available information on cages and cage culture accumulated since the late 1960s. It deals with the practicalities of establishing and managing a cage farm, but it is not a manual. It is a basic reference work for anyone interested in cage farming. The book has two introductory chapters, one on the origins and principles of cage culture, and the other on construction, site selection, carrying capacity, and management. Other chapters review problems facing cage operators, such as water quality, diseases, fouling, poaching, and predation, together with recommendations for their control. The last chapter describes current operations and species cultured in cages, such as yellowtail in Japan, Atlantic salmon in Scotland, tilapias in the Philippines, whitefish in Northern Europe, and tiger prawn in the Indo-Pacific region. The book has many figures which illustrate engineering principles and facility design, and 25 pages of references.
Realism in aquaculture: achievements, perspective, review papers
European Aquaculture Society, Bredene (Belgium), 585 p
B.F. 2 000 (for members)
B.F. 2 300 (for non-members)
aquaculture - aquaculture development - artificial propagation -
culture, crustaceans - culture, shellfish - legislation
The book contains 23 review papers presented at the World Conference on Aquaculture, in Venice (Italy), in 1981. It is divided into eight sections. The first section introduces an ecological approach to aquaculture as a way of food production. Section 2 (3 papers) deals with the status and perspectives of aquaculture in certain areas. Section 3 (2 papers) considers plants in aquaculture, and Section 4 (2 papers) recent advances in crustacean and mollusc culture. Biological aspects of aquaculture are considered in Section 5, with 9 papers on recent developments in nutrition, control of fish reproduction, live food organisms used in larval rearing, mass rearing of fry, dangers of transfers and introductions, pathology, genetics, and stress and behaviour in the culture environment. Section 6 (2 papers) on technological aspects of aquaculture contains a contribution on system design and water criteria, and on the application of aquaculture technology. Section 7 (2 papers) deals with economic policy, and analyses the catfish industry in the USA and risk insurance. The last section (2 papers) deals with political implications in aquaculture, and contains a review on aquaculture legislation and regulations in selected countries, and on product quality criteria and quality control. The book ends with a summary statement, reflecting major problems of aquaculture and recommendations for solving them.
Le brochet: gestion dans le milieu naturel et élevage
INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris (France), 269 p
artificial propagation - culture, pike - Esox lucius - fishery management
The book is a collection of papers presented at the Workshop on Pike, held at Grignon (France), in September 1982. It has been organized into five major sections. In Section 1, a series of 4 papers presents the reproduction of pike in natural waters, beginning with a review, a description of pike reproduction in Canada, and gametogenesis and fry production in small ponds following managed natural spawning. The reproduction of pike in hatcheries is the subject of Section 2, and 7 papers describe recent advances in induced breeding, artificial insemination, and incubation and hatching of eggs. Feeding, the use of natural sites, and pathology of pike fry, are addressed in Section 3 on the culture of pike fry, and three examples from France, Hungary, and West Germany are reported. Section 4 examines the management of pike populations in nature in a series of 5 papers, presenting different methods of pike management and rearing, ways to improve natural production, and artificial stocking. A summary of problems associated with pike rearing and management in various environments, which emerged during the workshop, are presented as conclusions in Section 5, followed by supplementary plates and explanatory text.
L'aquaculture des cyprinidés
INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris (France), 502 p F.F.
carps - culture, common carp - cyprinids - feeding - pathology - warmwater aquaculture
The book contains the proceedings of the Conference on Aquaculture of Cyprinids, held at Evry (France), in September 1985. A total of 32 papers are presented, and a number of poster summaries, grouped under the following main sections, namely introduction, nutrition and growth, reproduction, genetics, rearing larvae, carp growth in ponds, current problems and practices of cyprinid culture, pathology of carp, economic aspects of production, and carp processing. Five of these sections contain concluding remarks from the conference, and there is a final summary and conclusions (both in French). All the papers except three are in English. Both intensive and extensive aquaculture systems are included, with major emphasis on the common carp but also tench, goldfish, silver carp, and rohu are considered. The book contains relevant basic science useful for the aquaculturist, not only those involved with carps.
Seaweed cultivation for renewable resources
Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences 16, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 381 p
biological production - culture, seaweeds - energy
The book was written as a synthesis of a programme of research on seaweed cultivation for energy conversion, and includes technical reports, journal articles, symposium and conference proceedings, and technology transfer meetings. It is addressed to marine culturists, marine engineers, chemists, biotechnologists, bioconversion scientists/engineers, and private companies dealing with industrial polysaccharides or other algal products. The book contains 14 chapters. The first four chapters deal with giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, describing the history of the Macrocystis biomass programme, its early and current use, and experimental trials of culturing kelp in different conditions. Chapter 5 describes a Laminaria project and experimental test farm, and reviews the Japanese experience. The Chinese industry is described in the following chapter. The general biology of economically important tropical and subtropical seaweeds is reviewed in Chapter 7, together with important considerations on their culture and use. Chapter 8 summarizes research regarding cultivation of seaweeds for biomass energy. Tissue culture of seaweeds is reviewed in Chapter 9. The importance of cyanobacteria, capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen in marine communities and in seaweeds, is the subject of Chapter 10. Chapter 11 describes research which led to anaerobic digestion systems, which greatly improved energy production from marine biomass, and the biochemical processes, with their chief substrates, are treated in Chapter 12. The economics of energy production from seaweeds are analysed in Chapter 13, with discussion on potentials for producing cost competitive energy. The final chapter reports a case study of a pilot operation to produce seaweed commercially as a food crop, in the State of Washington, USA. There is an appendix of technical reports on the subject of marine biomass production for energy.
Water quality management for pond fish culture
Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 318 p
eutrophication - pond culture - water quality - weed control
The book describes basic principles of water quality and water quality management in freshwater pond fish culture. It reports data accumulated from a decade of research in the south-east of the USA. Readers are advised to have a basic understanding of limnology and equilibrium chemistry, and principles of applied ecology. There are 10 chapters dealing with water quality, fertilization, liming, dynamics of dissolved oxygen, feeding, aeration, aquatic plant control, treatments, and hydrology of ponds. It is a basic reference book for researchers and graduate students. No practical analytical methods or measurements of water quality are described, but the book is also a useful guide for farmers. There is a long list of references.
Fish farming handbook
AVI, Westport, CT (USA), 392 p
US$ 19.00 (USA & Canada)
US$ 21.00 (other countries)
textbook aquaculture, general
aquaculture facilities - bait fish - culture, catfish - culture, eels - culture, trout - culture, salmons - feeding - freshwater aquaculture - ornamental fish - pathology - USA
The book is confined to important freshwater finfish farmed in the USA. It is organized into eight chapters. The introduction summarizes the size and importance of different cultures, with specific practices and constraints. Water quality and environmental factors affecting fish production are examined in Chapter 2, in particular oxygen, temperature, photoperiod, and toxicants. Chapter 3 describes facilities needed for various types of culture, with a practical discussion on advantages and disadvantages of each. The following chapter (4) deals with maintenance and improvement of ponds, presenting methods for pond fertilization, and control of pH values and aquatic weeds. Chapter 5 is a description of methods used in the culture of various species, from selecting broodstock to harvesting the finished product. Catfish, trout and salmon, American eel, bait fish and goldfish, ornamental and tropical fishes are considered. Nutrition and feeding are discussed in Chapter 6, providing a review of the nutrient requirements, diet formulations and processing, and feeding practices. Chapter 7 deals with pathology and disease control, with emphasis on prevention. It describes common disease agents, both infectious and noninfectious, and common large parasites. The final chapter considers processing and marketing systems, with each species being discussed separately. The book is a source of information for those interested in culture in the USA.
Application of genetics in aquaculture
CMFRI Special Publications 13, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin (India), 89 p
gamete cryopreservation - genetics - genetic manipulation - hybridization - selective breeding
The book provides basic information necessary for fish genetic studies and explains the complex processes involved. Part 1 describes the role of genetics in aquaculture, and discusses theoretical aspects of various genetic practices used in fish culture, such as selection, hybridization, inbreeding and cross breeding, sex control, and chromosome engineering. Part 2 provides basic techniques for planning and performing a genetic programme from an established base. It describes practical laboratory techniques used in cytogenetics, sex control, and chromosome engineering, and gamete cryopreservation. The book is useful for the research scholar working in fish genetics, or the fish farmer wishing to improve his yields through genetic practices.
Marketing in fisheries and aquaculture
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 144 p
£. Stg. 8.00
economics, aquaculture - economics, fisheries - marketing
The book describes concepts and practices of modern marketing management applied to the fisheries and aquaculture industries. The early chapters focus on market philosophy and needs, and the use of market research to construct marketing systems models. It uses specific fisheries and aquaculture examples to illustrate marketing concepts, relationships between marketing systems and environment, buyer-behaviour, market segmentation, and market strategies.
Business management in fisheries and aquaculture
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 128 p
£. Stg. 9.00
economics, aquaculture - economics, fisheries-financial management -fishery management
The book deals with issues in modern management theory, and applies them to fisheries and aquaculture. The first section examines the concept of strategic management by defining business strength, the operational environment, and planning. The second section concerns selected issues of finance, marketing, production, and personnel management. The emphasis of the book is more on fisheries and fish processing than aquaculture.
Managerial effectiveness in fisheries and aquaculture
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 131 p
£. Stg. 10.00
economics, aquaculture - economics, fisheries - financial management
The book attempts to analyse the managerial role, communication, motivation, performance appraisal, planning, decision making, and control, by examining the roles of administrator and manager. Each of the 12 chapters represents a case study in fisheries or aquaculture enterprises. The book is addressed to practising managers and public sector administrators in the industry.
Finfish nutrition in Asia. Methodological approaches to research and development
IDRC 233e, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Canada), 154 p
Can. $ 10.00
feeding - fish feeds - formulated diets - nutrient requirements
The book is directed at research workers and nutritionists concerned with the feeding of fish, and not only those with particular interest in Asia. The book is divided into two parts. The first part reviews methodologies of research and development. The current status of finfish nutrition is reviewed, in particular nutrient requirements and deficiencies. A description of different feeds and their quality follows, for example, different types of moist or dry diets, feed ingredients, diet evaluation and formulation, feed manufacturing, and storage. Feeding practices are also considered, including feed requirements and distribution methods. Subsequent chapters examine the nutrition of broodstock and larvae, with reference to nutritional quality of broodstock diets on egg development, and natural and formulated diets for larvae. This is a chapter for workers concerned with rearing of species new to aquaculture. The review concludes with a chapter on experimental designs and procedures, and a list of references and suggested readings. The second part of the book reports proceedings of the Asian Finfish Nutrition Workshop, held in Singapore in August 1983, with 10 papers by different authors. The papers describe current work in countries of Southeast Asia, including Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. Most papers deal with current problems of finfish nutrition in Southeast Asia.
Hypophysation of Indian major carps. 2nd edition
Satish Book Enterprise, Agra (India), 146 p
genetic manipulation - Indian carps - induced breeding
The book is an updated edition of "Handbook on breeding of Indian major carps by pituitary hormone injection", first published in 1970, which was intended to popularize among fish farmers techniques of induced breeding for mass production of high quality fingerlings. It describes the hypophysation, embryonic development, incubation, hatching and hybridization of Indian carps. The book is divided into six chapters, dealing with a history of hypophysation and general state of the art, fish pituitary glands and other ovulating agents, induced breeding techniques, hybridization and selected breeding, handicaps and precautions, and miscellaneous notes. The conventional techniques of storage, preparation and conservation of crude pituitary extracts are described, together with sexing, handling, and maintenance of broodstock, with comments on key environmental factors which favour successful hypophysation. Basic precautions to be taken during these manipulations are examined, and a list of the necessary equipment and materials (with prices) is provided. The book is a miscellany between a guide for fish farmers and a scientific text, but it provides relevant information for both, with much practical advice on techniques for use with these species.
Techniques and economics of intensive cultivation of jelawat and lempam carp in floating cages. A handbook for extension workers and farmers
GTZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Eschborn (FRG), 138 p
cage culture - culture, carps - economics, aquaculture
The extension manual describes methods of cultivating jelawat and lempam carp in floating cages, and shows under which conditions they are economically viable. Different aspects of culture are presented, including a description of cages, rearing procedures, diseases, and analysing marketing and economic viability. This book also deals with various aspects of environmental protection. Some notes on future developments of the industry are provided in the final chapter. A waterproof data sheet is attached, summarizing the most important culture techniques for the two species, the determination of protein contents and prices of fish feeds, and cost/benefit analyses, which is intended as a field guide. Cost/benefit comparisons are also made with other fish species and with some forms of agriculture, and are analysed in different systems. These are reported as appendices. The handbook is written for fish farmers but is also of use to regional planners.
The biology and management of lobsters. Vol. 1 Physiology and behavior. Vol. 2 Ecology and Management
Academic Press, New York (USA), 2 volumes, 463 and 390 p
US$ 72.50 (Volume 1)
US$ 59.00 (Volume 2)
biology, lobsters - culture, crustaceans - ethology, crustaceans -fisheries, lobsters
The two volumes originated from a Workshop on Clawed and Spiny Lobster Ecology and Physiology, held at Perth (Australia), in 1977. The 12 review papers presented at the workshop have been updated, rearranged, and reinforced with new material to produce 18 chapters in the present volumes. The result is a review and synthesis of lobster research, integrated with data on management strategies and problems. Chapter 1 introduces the general biology of lobsters, with a useful appendix in which the extant species of lobsters and their distribution are listed. Physiology is treated in Chapters 2 to 6. Chapter 2 on moulting and growth gives practical details of moult stages in lobsters, and a review of endocrine control in decapods. The bases of neurobiology are examined in Chapter 3, with descriptions of sensory and motor organization, compound eyes and mechanosensory papillae, and thermoregulation. The next three chapters, on reproduction, nutrition, and disease, provide data of interest to aquaculturists. Volume 1 ends with two chapters on behaviour, one on the patterns of movement in spiny lobsters, the other on social behaviour. Volume 2 begins with a chapter on larval ecology, followed by three chapters on the ecology of juvenile and adult Palinuridae, Homarus, and Nephrops. These are followed by chapters on population dynamics and fisheries of spiny and clawed lobsters (5 to 9) and aquaculture (10). The development of homarid culture from the turn of the century to modern intensive aquaculture trials is included in Chapter 10. These volumes are recommended to students of Crustacea, behaviourists, naturalists, fisheries managers, and aquaculturists interested in lobsters.
Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific
Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, (Australia), 274 p
Asia - biology, giant clams - culture, giant clams - Pacific
The book presents the results of a Workshop on Giant Clams, held in James Cook University (Australia), in 1988, and brings together the literature and results of most of the world's research on giant clams. It describes the knowledge and potential of giant clams for restocking tropical reefs, and farming clams both extensively and intensively in the Indo-Pacific region. It begins with the summary of discussion and recommendations of the workshop, and follows with some notes on the scope for research and development of giant clam culture. An introductory paper presents a description, distribution, and life history of the seven species of giant clams. The papers are divided into eleven chapters, covering country statements, stock assessment and conservation, reproduction, culture methods, physiological aspects, culture techniques, growth, growth and production rates, predators, parasites and diseases, socio-economics, and miscellaneous notes. References are collected in Chapter 12, and represent an updated bibliography on the subject.
Nutrition and feeding in fish
Academic Press, London (UK), 512 p
£. Stg. 32.50
feeding - fish feeds - nutrient requirements
Based on the papers and posters presented at the International Symposium on Nutrition and Feeding in Fish, held at Aberdeen (Scotland), the book contains a total of 27 papers, each of which considers an important aspect of fish nutrition. All are highly relevant to aquaculture. The contributions include review papers as well as reports of original research, from both laboratory work and commercial farming. The 45 contributors, from all regions of the world, cover different topics related to fish nutrition for a variety of species. The following specific aspects are described, namely protein, aminoacid, lipid, vitamin and mineral requirements; digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients; conversion efficiencies; protein sources for fish feeds; experimental and practical feed formulations; digestive enzymes; growth inhibitors; feeding behaviour, and broodstock nutrition. The book is addressed to both fish nutritionists and commercial fish farmers, and anyone concerned with fish husbandry.