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Stickney, Robert R. Principles of Warmwater Aquaculture.
- Principles of Warmwater Aquaculture
- Stickney, Robert R.
- John Wiley & Sons, New York
- 047103388X (Hardcover)
- (diagrams, line drawings and black & white photographs)
- Table of Contents
- Literature Cited and Suggested Additional Reading at the end of each chapter
- science, animal husbandry, aquaculture, channel catfish
- American English (en-US)
- From the Dust Jacket
- This single reference examines the various subject areas of aquaculture, providing all underlying concepts and techniques required to rear warmwater animals in both fresh and marine environments and under controlled or semi-controlled conditions.
It utilizes examples from various species to demonstrate how specific general principles can be applied throughout this rapidly gowing field.
Here is an introductory text that can easily direct you to virtually any aquaculture topic.
A wide range of species from around the world is used for examples; emphasis, however, is on those that are commercially important and which can be or are being reared in the United States.
These include channel catfish, tilapia, flounders, penaeid shrimp, freshwater shrimp, crayfish, and oysters.
- definition of aquaculture, the world food problem, distinction between warmwater species and others, and other general topics
- water systemsextensive and intensive, including ponds, raceways, cages, closed recirculating systems, and a few exotic types
- non-conservative aspects of water quality, including temperature, salinity, alkalinity, hardness, etc.
- nutrition, the importance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates as well as feed formulation and pelleting and the methods utilized to feed various aquatic animals
- reproduction and breeding
- general principles of diseases and parasites along with their control
- harvesting, live-hauling to market, processing, and economics; includes consideration of fee-fishing lakes and a listing of materials required to get into commercial aquaculture
- rearing of non-food and sport fishes.
While the book stresses commercial aquaculture, the concepts presented can be applied with equal relevance to aquatic animals reared only for laboratory use.
And, the bibliography associated with each chapter will guide both students and commercial aquaculturists into the literature for more technical information on the various subjects.
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