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77. Manzi, J.J. and M. Castagna (eds), 1989.
78. Martyshev, F.G., 1983.
79. Matsui. I., 1979.
80. McLarney. W.O., 1988.
81. Meske, C., 1985.
82. Michael, R.G. (ed.), 1987
83. Michaels, V.K., 1988.
84. Holier, H. and K. Anders, 1986.
85. Moriarty, D.J.W. and R.S.V. Pullin (eds), 1987.
86. Morse, D.E., K.K. Chew and R. Mann (eds), 1984.
87. Muir, J.F. and R.J. Roberts (eds), 1982.
88. Muir, J.F. and R.J. Roberts (eds), 1985.
89. Muir, J.F. and R.J. Roberts (eds), 1988.
90. Nash, C.E. and Z.H. Shehadeh (eds), 1980.
91. Oren, O.H. (ed.), 1981.
92. Payne. A.I., 1986.
93. Pillay, T.V.R. and W.A. Dill (eds), 1979
94. Piper, R.G., I.B. McElwain, L.E. Orme, J.P. McCraren, L.G. Fowler and J.R. Leonard, 1982.
95. Pullin. R.S.V. and Z.H. Shehadeh (eds), 1980.
96. Pullin. R.S.V. and R.H, Lowe-McConnel (eds), 1982.
97. Pullin, R.S.V. (ed.), 1988.
98. Pullin, R.S.V., T. Bhukaswan, K. Tonguthai and J.L. Maclean (eds), 1988.
99. Quayle, D.B., 1980-81.
100. Ravagnan, G., 1978.
101. Roberts, R.J. (ed.), 1978.
102. Roberts, R.J. (ed.), 1982.
103. Roberts, R.J. and C.J. Shepherd, 1986.
104. Ross, L.G. and B. Ross, 1984.
105. Ryman, N. and F. Utter (eds), 1987.
Asian Fisheries Forum
Asian Fisheries Society, Manila (Philippines), 727 p
US$ 40.00 (surface mail)
US$ 60.00 (airmail, Asian countries)
US$ 64.00 (airmail, elsewhere)
agropisciculture - aquaculture - Asia - fisheries
The book is the proceedings of the first general meeting of Asian scientists involved in aquaculture and fisheries in the region, held at Manila (Philippines), in May 1986. The book adopts the theme "Traditional practices and new frontiers in Asian fisheries". It describes developments which have occurred in aquaculture and the fisheries industry in the last 40 years. It includes a wide range of topics from integrated aquaculture systems, to reproduction, health, resource management, and post-harvest handling. It indicates the diversity of species cultured in the region, from marine shrimps and giant clams, to rabbitfish, tilapias, and milkfish. The proceedings are grouped into eight sections, dealing with aquaculture systems, biochemistry, biology, fish health, pollution and toxicity, fisheries, nutrition, feeding habits, physiology, and reproduction. It is indexed by author and species. The volume is relevant to all involved in Asian and tropical aquaculture.
Exotic species in mariculture
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (USA), 363 p
£. Stg. 12.25
Crassostrea gigas - culture, oysters - culture. Pacific oysters - legislation - pathology - species transfers
The book is the proceedings of a symposium held at Woods Hole (USA), in 1978, on "Exotic Species in Mariculture: case histories of the Japanese oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), with implications for other fisheries". The book discusses biological, economic, political, and legal problems as well as the benefits resulting from oyster introductions. Six chapters cover the history of oyster introductions, and report movements of Pacific oyster into Canada (British Columbia), South Pacific, UK, France, the west coast of the USA and, on an experimental basis, the east coast. An additional 11 chapters discuss in detail infectious diseases of oysters, genetic and social considerations related to oyster introductions, the impact of these introductions on the existing fisheries, and legal aspects. Each chapter ends with references, and a summary of key points of discussion. The final chapter summarizes the contents of the proceedings, emphasizing major conclusions and integrating ideas developed in the text. The appendix lists the International Committee for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) "Codes of Practice" to minimize negative effects of species introductions.
Clam mariculture in North America.
Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 19, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 461 p
biology, clams - Canada - culture, clams - marine aquaculture - Mexico - USA
The volume provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review on the history and development of clam culture on the North American continent. It is introduced by a review on the comparative biology of clams, and the different species of clams, such as giant clam, surf clam, soft-shelled clam, Manila clam, and quahog clam. These are described in separate chapters, with data on their biology, fisheries, and culture. The book analyses various aspects of clam culture, from spawning to hatchery production, factors affecting growth and survival of clam seed, predators, parasites, and diseases. Specific topics, such as clam genetics and depuration, are also presented. Although most data are focused on the USA, Canadian, and Mexican clam fisheries, the culture fisheries are also included. The book is provided with a subject index.
A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 454 p
textbook aquaculture, general
common carp - culture, trout - fish ponds - manure - pond culture - USSR
This is the English translation of the second Russian edition, published in 1973, which serves as the textbook for USSR Agricultural Universities. The text is updated from the first edition of 1964, and includes advances in pond culture techniques in the USSR and abroad. Although there are references to practices developed in other countries it remains a manual on pond fish culture in Russia. The English version makes Russian experiences in pond farming available to a wider audience. The book covers the organization and construction of fish ponds, production processes in fish farms, methods of incubation of fish eggs, and rearing of carp and trout. The culture of phytophagous fishes, polyculture and combined production of fish, crops and ducks, are also described, as well as the development of fish culture in peat quarries, irrigation networks, and multipurpose reservoirs. The book mainly concentrates on biotechniques, with detailed descriptions of site selection, pond construction, and farm implements. References are listed after each chapter. The book is useful for anyone interested in Russian and East European pond culture practices.
Theory and practice of eel culture
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi (India), 133 p
biology, eels - culture, eels - feeding - fishery management - Japan - pathology - pond management
The book is a manual for those involved in eel culture. It is specific to culture in Japan and to the two native eels, but information and culture technology are applicable to eel culture in other parts of the world. The 11 chapters describe all phases of the theory and practice of eel culture, ranging from the taxonomy and life cycle of the species, to production technology, nutrition and feeding, pathology and prophylaxis, marketing and management. The different methods of fishing eels and harvesting elvers, the description of the preparation and construction of ponds and wells, the problems associated with pond management and methods of rearing eels in captivity, are all examined. The information is relevant to fish farmers as the book contains details on improving management and production. It has no cited references, but a short list of other books on eel culture.
The freshwater aquaculture book: a handbook for small scale fish culture in North America
Hartley and Marks, Point Roberts, WA (USA), 600 p
agropisciculture - Canada - freshwater aquaculture - manure - USA
This book is a manual for small-scale freshwater fish fanning in North America and emphasizes low-technology extensive methods. The book has ten sections. It begins with an introduction to aquaculture, with comments on important features of its development world-wide and its current status, and a brief description of pond ecology. Section 2 provides an informative review of the present status of fish, shellfish, and crustacean culture in North America. Feeding is covered in Section 3, from increasing of pond productivity through fertilization, live food rearing and trapping, to the use of commercial artificial diets. Section 4 examines the possibility of developing a polyculture system based on North American species and aquaculture/agriculture integration. Controlled reproduction and selective breeding are considered in Section 5, and harvesting, handling, and marketing of fish in Section 6. Section 7 presents siting and construction of facilities, with technical data and examples. The following section deals with special problems in aquaculture, from weed control to pathogens, pests, and predators, pollution, and certain aspects of legislation. Section 9 covers other aspects of aquaculture, such as game fishing, culturing ornamental fish and aquatic laboratory animals. The final section considers important physical and chemical properties of water, providing suggestions for management of water quality.
Fish aquaculture: technology and experiments
Pergamon Press, Oxford (UK), 237 p
£. Stg. 30.00 (hardcover)
£. Stg. 19.00 (paperback)
aquaculture techniques - common carp - culture, common carp - culture, fish -feeding - warmwater aquaculture
The book is an enlarged and updated version of the original work first published in German in 1973. Most of the book is devoted to warmwater fish culture. After a brief introduction, explaining the causes of development of aquaculture, it describes the methods currently used for the production of warmwater table fish of major importance. The main species are European eel and common carp, with brief accounts of grass carp, sturgeon, wels, tilapia, and arapaima culture. The main part of the book (Chapters 4-6) describes the experiments and procedures of new production methods. More than a third of the book deals with common carp, with emphasis on the work carried out at Ahrensburg Fish Research Institute (FRG). The control of water quality, feeding, breeding, and closed recirculating systems, using activated sludge filters, are examined. Chapter 7 considers the application of warmwater fish culture in research and practice. The book has a list of references, and an index.
Managed aquatic ecosystems
Ecosystems of the World 29, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 166 p
aquatic ecosystems - biological production - Europe - Europe, central - India Japan - pond management - tropics
The book deals with lentic habitats used for food fish or aquaculture production. It has seven chapters, each written by a different contributor. After an introduction by the editor. Chapter 2 presents a brief overview of freshwater fish pond management in the world, separated into various sections by continent. The next two chapters consider European fish pond management, in particular carp ponds in central Europe and ecosystems of freshwater ponds in a moderate European climate. Management aspects of man-made reservoirs in tropical and subtropical India are considered in Chapter 5, with climatic and edaphic characterizations, water chemistry and management, primary production and biotic communities. Chapter 6 examines autotrophic mass cultures of micro-algae, with a description of culture units, factors affecting productivity, and nutritional aspects. The last chapter deals with managed coastal waters for oyster culture in Japan. This publication is addressed to ecologists working in aquatic disciplines and aquaculturists involved in production.
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 207 p
£. Stg. 15.25
carp, koi - common carp - culture, common carp - Cyprinus carpio - feeding - pathology - polyculture - UK
The book is a manual on carp farming in the UK. It provides basic information on carp culture, beginning with an overview on the history of carp culture and a description of the state of art. All the main aspects of farming are briefly explained, from pond construction, plants and fish in ponds, breeding and induced breeding, feeding, stocking density, polyculture, and the hazards of diseases, parasites and predators, and harvesting and transportation. The culture of carp in tropical zones and for sport fishing are also considered. Five chapters describe special needs for the breeding and production of koi carp. The book has an index and figures, but no bibliography.
Diseases and parasites of marine fishes
Verlag Moller, Kiel (FRG), 365 p
1983 - Krankheiten und parasieten der meeresfische
Verlag Moller, Kiel (FRG), 258 p
diseases, environmental - parasites - pathology
The book is the updated and extended version of the German edition published in 1983. It is an introduction to the ecology and systematics of marine fish diseases and parasites, particularly those occurring in the North Atlantic. The book is divided into sections dealing with diseases, lesions and abnormalities, parasites, the epidemiology of diseases in wild fish stocks, and the role of pathology and parasitology in fisheries research. The introduction provides a brief history on the study of fish pathology, and lists some organizations and their current research on fish diseases. It emphasizes the importance of environmental factors in the occurrence of disease. In the next section ecological terms used in parasitology are defined. Diseases are then treated in a synoptic fashion according to the lesion or abnormality produced, and based on the infectious agents involved (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, various metazoa). Fish parasites are described in the following section, specifically epizootiology, importance in natural mortality, usefulness as indicators of pollution and as biological indicators, significance to human health, and influence in reducing marketability of fish. The final section describes techniques used in preserving and examining fish samples for parasites. All chapters are illustrated with figures, tables, and plates. Supporting references are listed, and an index is provided. The book is addressed to fisheries biologists, students, and also marine fish farmers.
Detritus and microbial ecology in aquaculture
ICLARM Conference Proceedings 14, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 420 p
US$ 12.50 (surface mail)
US$ 28.50 (airmail)
aquatic ecology - bacteria - biological production - detritus - food webs - manure
The book is the proceedings of a Conference on Detrital Systems for Aquaculture, held in Bellagio (Italy), in 1985. The book follows the four conference sessions, each introduced by an overview, followed by review papers, and ending in discussion. Microbial ecology is the subject of the first session, from the determination of biomasss and productivity of micro-organisms in detrital food webs, to the role of anaerobic microbial processes, and more generally of bacteria associated with detritus, and implications for aquaculture. Session 2 provides a detailed review of production and characteristics of detritus, with information on the conversion of organic wastes into microbial proteins, the composition and nutritive value of detritus, and the carbon pathway in aquatic detrital systems. Productivity of aquatic systems, including marine systems and specific aquaculture examples, is presented in Session 3. The final session deals with manipulation of detrital systems for aquaculture, with examples of fertilization with agriculture byproducts and human sewage. The book ends with a general discussion on detritus and microbial ecology in aquaculture.
Recent innovations in cultivation of Pacific molluscs
Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 14, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 404 p
reprinted from Aquaculture, volume 39, Elsevier, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 404 p
culture, shellfish - genetics - pathology - shellfish
The book is the proceedings of a Symposium on the Cultivation of Marine Molluscs, held at La Jolla (USA), in 1982. Over 40 contributors provide information on regional surveys (7 papers), innovations in nutrition (5), genetics, reproduction and development (6), microbial toxins and pathogens (3) and development of cultivation systems (5). Most papers are reviews, and only a limited amount of new work is presented. The regional surveys present the status of shellfish culture around the Pacific. The section on nutrition discusses developments in artificial diets, the uptake of small organic compounds, and the possibility of using the chemosynthetic abilities of certain molluscs. The papers on genetics, reproduction, and development discuss mainly the effect of natural and environmental factors on broodstock conditioning, maturation, spawning, and induction of spat settlement. Two papers on toxins and pathogens refer to the problem of paralytic shellfish poisoning, and a third refers to public health considerations of molluscan aquaculture. The final section on cultivation systems includes papers describing the culture of different species, from Mercenaria to abalones and oysters. The book is addressed to research scientists working with mollusc culture, both around the Pacific and elsewhere, and also to mollusc farmers. The book is currently out of print but may be reprinted.
Recent advances in aquaculture, volume 1
Croon Helm, Beckenham (UK), 453 p
£. Stg. 45.00
culture, crustaceans - feeding - intensive culture - mangrove swamps -recirculating systems
The first book in a series (Nos 87-89) presenting reviews of specific topics in aquaculture. There are six chapters in the volume, each with a different theme. The first deals with the natural habitats of mangrove swamps. It contains descriptions of food species which inhabit mangrove swamps and discusses the potential for mixed-species extensive culture. Chapter 2 is an account of the successes and failures of intensive culture of freshwater and marine crustaceans in Great Britain and other temperate regions. The next chapter (3) describes the snakehead and its culture potential. Chapter 4 reviews the nutrition of the common carp, with information on the comparative biochemistry of fish and animal nutrition generally. Chapter 5 concentrates on intensive production of tilapias. The final chapter (6) deals with recycling water systems. The book is primarily for individuals requiring general information, particularly teachers and students.
Recent advances in aquaculture, volume 2
Croom Helm, Beckenham (UK), 282 p
£. Stg. 40.00
biology, grass carp - biology, salmonids - biology, sturgeons - Costia spp. -culture, common carp - culture, grass carp - culture, sturgeons -diseases, fungi - feeding - pathology - smoltification
The second volume of the series (see No. 87) is directed more towards research scientists in aquaculture. Chapters 1 and 5 consider recent advances in fish diseases, describing the biology, life history, host-parasite interactions, effects of environmental variables on infestations, chemical treatments of the protozoan parasite Ichthyobodo (Costia) and pathogenic aspergilli, and the mycotoxins they produce. Chapter 2 deals with the reproduction of common carp, describing ecological factors regulating the reproductive cycle and histological changes which occur in the gonads. Chapter 3 reviews smoltification physiology in relation to the culture of salmonids, discussing environmental factors which affect osmoregulation and corresponding hormonal regulation. Chapters 4 and 7 decribe the biology and culture of grass carp and sturgeon, respectively. Mass breeding and production, and utilization of grass carp for weed control are described. The culture of three species of sturgeons is examined in the Soviet Union, and at an experimental level in the USA. This specific review provides information on relatively little known Russian literature. Chapter 6 decribes the role of dietary fibre in fish nutrition.
Recent advances in aquaculture, volume 3
Croom Helm, Beckenham (UK), 420 p
£. Stg. 49.50
acid rain - biology, rainbow trout - culture, tilapias - pathology - photobiology - production, egg - production, fry
The third book in the series (see No. 87) contains only five chapters. Chapter 1 is a detailed review of therapy of fish diseases, in both environmental and human health terms, and the fish themselves. Chapter 2 describes the process of egg production in the rainbow trout. The following chapter (3) deals with the photobiology of fish, with data on physical, biological, and pathological aspects. Chapter 4 is a review of the effects of acid rain on aquaculture, describing the importance of farmed species as indicators of environmental stress, and the economic costs of acid rain. The last chapter examines hatchery requirements of farmed tilapias for fry production, and problems of producing large numbers of fry of mouth-brooding species.
Breeding and propagation techniques for grey mullet, Mugil cephalus (L.)
ICLARM Studies and Reviews 3, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 87 p
US$ 5.00 (surface mail)
US$ 11.50 (airmail)
artificial propagation - hatchery - induced breeding - marine aquaculture - Mugil cephalus - mullets
The book is a summary of knowledge gained over 20 years on grey mullet culture, with particular emphasis on artificial propagation. The publication is both a review of literature and a manual of cultivation methodology, particularly for Mugil cephalus, but includes information on other mullet species. The book is divided into 6 chapters. The first three chapters are reviews of mullet culture, reproductive biology, and aspects of early life biology. The introduction presents a brief summary of mullet taxonomy, occurrence, and distribution. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the history of mullet culture around the world. Natural spawning and induced breeding are examined in Chapter 3, which summarizes the literature on factors which control reproduction in wild stocks and methods to induce maturation, spawn fish, and rear larvae under culture conditions. The two chapters on hatchery propagation are a manual which describes methods developed in the USA, and provide guidelines to develop both pilot-scale and commercial marine fish hatcheries. Some considerations on the future developments in mullet culture are presented in the last chapter. The publication includes a reference list on mullet artificial propagation, and a checklist of important hatchery supplies and equipment. The book is useful for aquaculturists setting up a mullet or marine finfish hatchery.
Aquaculture of grey mullets
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), IBP 126, 507 p
£. Stg. 90.00
biology, mullets - culture, mullets - fishing gears - fry - mullets - pathology
This book is a synthesis of work carried out within the International Biological Programme, within the subject "The Biological Basis of Productivity and Human Welfare". It is useful both for fish farmers dealing with mullets, and research scientists. Mullets are presented taxonomically in the first chapters, where different species are described morphologically in FAO identification sheets, and a key for identification of grey mullet fry is provided. Different aspects of mullet biology then follow, in particular sexuality and reproductive biology, growth, feeding in both natural and artificial conditions, and energy matabolism. Culture-related topics are covered, from artificial propagation, methods of capture, handling, transportation and stocking of fry, and cultivation methods and polyculture with other species. The last chapter considers mullet pathology, describing major parasites and diseases of mullets, with control measures and treatments. There are extensive references.
The ecology of tropical lakes and rivers
Wiley Interscience, New York (USA), 301 p
£. Stg. 54.95
aquatic ecology - aquatic ecosystems - fisheries - freshwater aquaculture -tropics
The book is a compilation of ecological studies in widespread tropical freshwater habitats. The eight chapters follow a logical progression, from the basic geomorphology of systems, through biology, to human use and management. The first two chapters, respectively on river and lake environments, describe geomorphology, physics, and chemistry of the various types of tropical aquatic systems. The following chapters consider community structure and dynamics, presenting various elements of fauna and flora of lakes and rivers, their relationship in food webs, and energy flow within the ecosystem. Chapter 6 provides a detailed review of different aspects of seasonality in the tropics, with particular reference to animal periodicity. Diversity and evolution are examined in the following chapter, discussing the origin of diversity and its significance. The book ends with an overview on the use and control of aquatic biological resources, presenting the role of man in tropical waters, including fisheries, aquaculture, and pollution. The book has an updated bibliography, and an index. The book is an overview of tropical aquatic ecosystems for students.
Advances in aquaculture
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 651 p
£. Stg. 52.00
aquaculture - cage culture - culture, crustaceans - culture, fish -culture, seaweeds - culture, shellfish - fish feeds - genetics - raceways - recirculating systems
The book is a collection of papers presented at the Technical Conference on Aquaculture, held in Kyoto (Japan), in 1976. It includes all papers which were the basis of discussion in each session, and the background and results of the conference. The book includes ten chapters: world aquaculture and its future role (17 papers); finfish culture in ponds (29); culture of molluscs (11); culture of algae and seaweeds (3); aquaculture in raceways, cages, and enclosures (9); wastes and use of recirculating water in aquaculture (11); artificial recruitment and transplantations (6); nutritional requirements and feed technology (9); and genetics and genetic improvement of fish (6). Collectively, the papers make a compendium of aquaculture and development being conducted in the early 1970s. The book has taxonomic, subject, and geographic indexes.
Fishery hatchery management
US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington DC (USA), 517 p
broodstock - feeding - hatchery - pathology
The book is a practical guide to hatchery management for practising fish culturists. It is not limited to classical "hatchery" management and techniques in intensive culture, but is enlarged to include extensive culture, cage farming, and pen culture. The book is divided into six sections. Section 1 deals with hatchery requirements, water quality, various physical and chemical factors important in culture systems, and water treatment for both incoming and effluent water. It then covers hatchery design, with descriptions of the facilities and equipment. Information on hatching techniques is described in Section 2 and management practices for operating a fish hatchery. The management of the rearing unit, from sanitation and preseason preparation, to fertilization, is analyzed, with a discussion of special problems in pond culture. The section ends with details of record keeping, to measure inputs and output, evaluate efficiency, and plan future operations. Section 3 describes broodstock management, from care and feeding to selective breeding, and spawning, both natural and induced, egg incubation and handling, and indicating the critical steps in egg and larval development. Section 4 provides a detailed review of nutrition and feeding. Nutritional requirements and different types of natural and artificial feeds are examined, and feeding guides for different species are provided. Fish pathology is considered in Section 5, with a review of the major infectious diseases and parasites, and information on their treatment and prophylaxis. The book finishes with a section (6) on transportation of live fish, a description of equipment to be used, and details on handling, loading, and stocking. There are no literature citations in the text, but a bibliography is appended to each chapter. The book is provided with appendices, which include many tables of practical value, a glossary, and an index.
Integrated agriculture-aquaculture fanning systems
ICLARM Conference Proceedings 4, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 258 p
US$ 10.00 (surface mail)
US$ 25.00 (airmail)
agropisciculture - Asia - manure - rizipisciculture
The book presents the proceedings of a conference on Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture Farming Systems, held in Manila (Philippines), in 1979. It is an overview of integrated agriculture-aquaculture farming systems as currently practised in a number of Southeast Asian countries, and it reviews the available technology, and discusses their social and economic aspects. The book is divided into five sections, each including both review and background papers. Aquaculture in rice fields and irrigation systems is considered in Section 1, with an analysis of rice-cum-fish culture in Southeast Asia, rice agronomy, and fish culture in irrigations systems, with particular reference to the use of pesticides. Section 2 deals with animal-fish farming, and examines polyculture of livestock-fowl-fish, manure loaded ponds, and a theoretical comparison of waste treatment processing ponds and fish production ponds receiving animal waste. Special considerations on food potential of aquatic macrophytes and problems connected with health constraints are considered in Section 3. Section 4 includes country reports and case studies of integrated systems for a total of 10 countries. The last section deals with research and information required for better development of integrated fish farming.
The biology and culture of tilapias
ICLARM Conference Proceedings 7, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 432 p
US$ 13.50 (paperback) and US$ 16.50 (hardcover) (surface mail)
US$ 25.00 (paperback) and US$ 29.50 (hardcover) (airmail)
biology, tilapias - culture, tilapias - ecology, tilapias - genetics - hybridization - pathology - tilapias
The book is the proceedings of an International Conference on Tilapias, held at Bellagio (Italy), in 1980. The book is divided into sections dealing with biology, physiology, culture and culture-related topics. Each is introduced by an overview. In Section 1 the basic biological background for the culture of tilapias is examined in a series of four chapters, on taxonomy and speciation, ecology and distribution, life history, and tilapias in fish communities. Environmental adaptations, reproductive physiology, feeding, digestion, metabolism and growth are considered in four chapters in Section 2. Section 3 describes culture methods, specifically pond culture, with special emphasis on Israeli production, cage culture, and disease and health considerations of cultured tilapias. Finally, Section 4 has four chapters on culture-related topics, on genetics and the use of electrophoresis and genetic markers for stock identification, hybridization, control of reproduction, and mass production of hybrid fry. The discussions are annexed with each review paper, and there is a general discussion at the end of the volume. The references cited by the papers are collected into one bibliography.
Tilapia genetic resources for aquaculture
ICLARM Conference Proceedings 16, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 108 p
culture, tilapias - genetics - species transfers - tilapias
The book is the proceedings of the Workshop on Tilapia Genetic Resources for Aquaculture, held at Bangkok (Thailand), in 1987. It emphasizes tilapia genetic resources and their future use in aquaculture. The book includes discussion on the documentation, evaluation, and utilization of tilapia genetic resources transcribed from two days of tape-recordings. The book is divided into five sections, on natural distribution of tilapias in Africa, status of wild and cultured tilapia genetic resources in various countries, research methods used in tilapia identification and genetic research, gene banks and culture collections, and the meeting recommendations. The book has a long reference list, distribution maps of natural and introduced populations, and appendices, one of which reports a key to the identification of tilapia populations used for fish culture.
The second international symposium on tilapia in aquaculture
ICLARM Conference Proceedings 15, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila (Philippines), 623 p
US$ 30.00 (surface mail)
US$ 45.00 (airmail)
biology, tilapias - culture, tilapias - economics - feeding - genetics - pathology - tilapias
The book presents the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture, held in Bangkok (Thailand), in 1987. The papers are divided into seven sections, on culture systems, management and production, pathology, genetics and reproduction, nutrition, physiology, biology and ecology, and economics and socio-economics. These cover most topics related to the use of tilapias in aquaculture, and report recent advances in both research and production. A second part reports the abstracts of the poster papers, divided according to the same topics listed above.
Tropical oysters: culture and Methods
IDRC-TS 17e, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Canada), 80 p
(also in French)
Can. $ 6.00
biology, oysters - culture, oysters - tropics
This book is a manual for field personnel involved in the production of tropical oysters, but also useful to research workers. It is divided into four sections. Section 1 considers the biology of oyster species interesting for culture, providing information on their taxonomy, reproduction, feeding, predators, parasites, and diseases. Culture methods are examined in Section 2, from spat production and collection, site selection, different culture strategies (bottom/off-bottom culture), harvesting, storage, and shucking. A list of equipment is included in the last chapter of the section. Section 3 covers biological methods, including plankton identification and counting, measurement of physical and chemical water parameters, and information on the use of the microscope, from the fixation of material to measurements. Miscellaneous topics are gathered together in the last section (4), such as land tenure, statistics, pollution, and research priorities. The manual has a glossary, and an annotated bibliography on selected books and papers on oyster culture.
Edagricole, Bologna (Italy), 283 p
Lit. 30 000
brackishwater aquaculture - culture, eels - culture, gilthead sea bream - culture, Mediterranean sea bass - extensive aquaculture - Italy -lagoon management - valliculture
The book describes different aspects of modern valliculture, brackishwater extensive aquaculture, practised in northern Adriatic lagoons. A brief introduction provides some general considerations on valliculture. Rearing techniques for the main marine species (sea bream, sea bass, and eels), are reviewed, presenting different rearing strategies, extensive and intensive practices, capture, handling, overwintering, feeding, and some considerations on the marketing of the product. Limiting factors for the development of brackishwater fish culture are discussed, with particular emphasis on the need for fish seed, the problems of availability from the wild, and the necessity of artificial propagation. The organization of a large fish farm in brackishwater is considered, from a description of rearing facilities to analysis of manpower, with recommendations for specific problems, such as poaching and artificial feeding. Other aspects are analysed, such as collection and conservation of products, differences in north-south Italian fish culture, and impacts of artificial reproduction on traditional extensive methods. The book ends with considerations for future trends, the development of new techniques, the potential for shortening production cycles, perfecting overwintering systems, and intensifying production strategies. The book is illustrated with photographs, and has tables with production data.
Baillière-Tindall, London (UK), 318 p
£. Stg. 35.00 (out of print)
1979 - Pathologie du poisson
Maloine, Paris (France), 318 p
1981 - Patología de los peces
Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid (Spain), 384 p
Pts. 5 600
1985 - Grundlagen der Fischhpathologie
Paul Parey, Berlin & Hamburg (FRG), 425 p
disease control - diseases, bacteria - diseases, virus - parasites - pathology
The book is a review of the present status of fish pathology, with particular emphasis on freshwater species. It comprises 14 chapters by 13 contributors. It begins with a brief introduction to hydrobiology, which includes a review of parameters considered most descriptive of water quality. Morphological and physiological features of different organs and organ systems are covered in the second chapter on the anatomy and physiology of teleosts. This leads in to the following 9 chapters, which deal with an overview of fish pathology, including pathophysiology, immunology, neoplasia, virology, parasitology, bacteriology, micology, nutritional diseases, and miscellaneous noninfectious diseases. Chapter 12 describes laboratory methods used in fish pathology, and provides suggestions on modifications of standard techniques adapted to fish. Therapy of fish diseases is covered in the following chapter, with a description of major external treatments, systemic treatments via the diet, and parenteral treatments. The final chapter explains significance of diseases in connection with fish farming and management. The book is illustrated with photographs, and includes a list of some 1 800 references.
The German edition has been revised and updated by the translator, H.J. Schlotfeldt, and by the editor.
Microbial diseases of fish
Academic Press, London (UK), 305 p
£. Stg. 60.00
diseases, bacteria - diseases, virus - pathology - vaccination
The book is based on a Symposium on Microbial Diseases of Fish, held at Edinburgh (Scotland), in 1981. It contains twelve reviews by different contributors, which represent a collation of information currently available on important microbial pathogens of finfish and shellfishes. Immunity is considered in the first two chapters, where differences in immune systems of fish and higher vertebrates are analysed, and the development of immune responses in fish. This is followed by a review on the development of vaccines, and specifically on furunculosis vaccination in Chapter 8. Three chapters consider viral disease, in. particular newly discovered forms, I.P.N., and those of warmwater fish. The pathogenesis of bacterial diseases is discussed in Chapter 7, and more details are provided in chapters on furunculosis and Vibrio anguillarum. Fungal diseases are introduced in Chapter 10, and the following two chapters examine Ichthyophonus and Saprolegnia infections. The book is addressed to veterinarians, microbiologists, and aquaculturists.
Handbook of trout and salmon diseases. 2nd edition
Fishing News Books, Farnham (UK), 222 p
£. Stg. 19.50
1980 - Enfermedades de la trucha y del salmón
Acribia, Zaragoza (Spain)
Pts. 1 200
disease control - pathology - Atlantic salmon - trout
The book is the second edition of the volume first published in 1974. It is a practical guidebook of salmon and trout diseases, their diagnosis and control, with information on developments in fish farming in Britain in the twelve years which separate the two editions. The first chapters consider different species of cultured salmonids, salmonid anatomy, and husbandry. Chapter 4 reviews infectious diseases by pathogen type, and the following chapter methods of disease diagnosis which can be undertaken on a fish farm. The following four chapters consider diseases by stages of fish development, with a description of diseases of eggs and sac-fry, early feeding fish, and growing fish in both fresh and sea water. Chapter 10 considers nutritional diseases, and vitamins, mineral and trace elements, fat diseases, dietary infections, and dietary toxins are all examined. Acute fish kills are considered in Chapter 11. The book ends with a chapter of diseases of wild fish and broodstock, and another on prevention and treatment of diseases, specifically on vaccines, and on chemical treatments added to water and feeds. There are appendices listing simple laboratory techniques, use of the microscope on the farm, and laboratory diagnoses of bacterial infections. The book is addressed to trout and salmon farmers, and hatchery operators.
Anaesthetic and sedative techniques for fish
University of Stirling, Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling (UK), 35 p
£. Stg. 3.00
The book contains information on sedation and anaesthesia of both temperate and tropical fishes. It is in the form of an illustrated practical guide for fish farmers, fisheries scientists, and veterinary scientists. After an introduction, factors affecting responses of fish to anaesthesia are presented in Chapter 2, followed by descriptions of different anaesthetic techniques (Chapters 3-6) ranging from administration of drugs, both by immersion and injection, to a variety of chemical and nonchemical methods. The last chapter discusses opportunities for using anaesthesia or sedation in fish, and criteria for selecting the appropriate method. The manual also provides a list of references for research scientists, and there are descriptions of two anaesthetic methods in appendices.
Population genetics and fishery management
University of Washington Press, Washington Sea Grant Program, Seattle (USA), 420 p
US$ 35.00 (hardcover)
US$ 17.50 (paperback)
cytogenetics - fishery management - genetics - population genetics
The book presents principles and concepts of population genetics for fishery management. It has 15 chapters written by 24 contributors. The first provides an account of past, present, and likely future relationships between genetics and fishery management. Chapter 2 examines protein electrophoresis, a technique of primary importance in population genetics. Chapter 3 considers inbreeding from a theoretical point of view, and complements Chapter 6 which deals with genetic management of hatchery strains. Similarly, Chapter 4 on genetic variation among populations is largely theoretical but complements Chapter 5 which provides a description of electrophoretic-detectable genetic variation in Atlantic salmon. Chapter 7 reviews methods for detection of natural hybridization in fishes, and describes how principles of population genetics can be applied to quantitative investigations of hybridization and introgression. The next two chapters relate to estimates of genetic divergence among populations, and to their interpretation and application. Fisheries management applications of genetic markers and techniques other than those provided by electrophoresis are considered in Chapters 11, 12, and 13, respectively, on theoretical and technical aspects of restriction enzyme analyses of mitochondrial DNA, inter- and intraspecific variability patterns in salmonids mtDNA, polyploidy, gynogenesis, and chromosome markers in fish. The book ends with two chapters on the understanding, use, and conservation of genetic resources, and consideration for the effects of fisheries and hatchery practices on gene pools of exploited species. The book is addressed to fishery managers and population geneticists involved in fisheries research.