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Author Stickney, Robert R.

Title Aquaculture : an introductory text / Robert R. Stickney
Published Wallingford, U.K. ; Cambridge, Mass. : CABI Pub., [2005]


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Description xii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The who, what, when and where of aquaculture -- 2. Getting started -- 3. Understanding and maintaining water quality -- 4. The healthy fish is a happy fish -- 5. The basics of reproduction and early rearing -- 6. Prepared feeds -- 7. Basics of nutrition -- 8. Finishing up
Summary "There are now many introductory courses in aquaculture given at colleges and universities, but there is a lack of appropriate general textbooks for such courses. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a broad and readable overview of the subject. The focus is on aquatic animal production, mainly of finfish and shellfish, but aquatic plants are also mentioned. Fresh- and saltwater and warm and cool water production are covered. The author concentrates on presenting principles, rather than providing detail on how to produce particular organisms, such as shrimp and salmon. He describes all aspects of the subject, from business planning, through site and water system selection, to management of the system once it is in operation. The interests of both developed and developing countries are covered, as is the current debate about the environmental impact of aquaculture.With extensive lists of references and further readings, this book should serve as an ideal text for introductory courses."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aquaculture.
Biological Science Disciplines.
LC no. 2005002087
ISBN 0851990819 paperback alkaline paper