Examples of investment and operating costs of the different culture options are compared and an analysis of current trends in world crustacean markets is presented to assist in economic and financial appraisal. Special consideration is given to the place of crustacean farming within the economies of developing nations in relation to social and environmental impact in order to promote awareness of the wider implications of global developments.
The consequences of recent research and technical developments are considered, together with concerns over genetic and animal welfare issues. Specific areas where further advances in technology are needed to improve the reliability or productivity of farming systems are highlighted. This important book is a vital tool and reference work for all those involved with crustacean for all those involved with crustacean farming worldwide.
Introduction: History, Objectives, Current status, Advances and constraints.
Biology: Terminology, Disease, Genetics;.
Markets: Marketing crustaceans, World crustacean markets.
Candidates for cultivation: Location, Broodstock, Larvae, Post–larvae and juveniles, On–growing, Comparison of species.
On–growing options: Tropical climates, Warm temperate and Mediterranean climates, Temperate climates, Polyculture, Production of soft shelled crustaceans.
Hatchery supported fisheries, ranching and habitat modification.
Site selection: Country or region, Locality, Modifications to an existing facility.
Techniques: Species and groups: Penaeid shrimp, Macrobrachium.
Other caridean shrimps and prawns, Crayfish: USA, Europe, Australia, Clawed lobsters, Spiny lobsters, Crabs, Non–decapod crustaceans.
Techniques: General, Materials: Pond design and construction, Pond management, Water treatment methods, Water quality tolerance, Monitoring water quality, Humane slaughter, Food preparation and storage, Disease diagnosis, transmission, prevention and control, Genetics, Hatchery supported fisheries, ranching and habitat modification.
Project implementation and management: Conceptual phase, Validation phase, Detailed planning phase, Implementation phase, Food safety and HACCP, Management.
Economics: Finance, Investment appraisal, Risk, Intensification, Costs.
Impact of crustacean aquaculture: Social impact, Ecological impact, Environmental impact, Institutional interactions.
The future for Crustacean farming: Introduction; Disease Management; Domestication; Reproduction; Nutrition; Effluents and environmental impacts; Stock enhancement; Production technologies; Ornamental shrimp; Non–decapod crustaceans.
Appendix 1:Summary of biological data and examples of typical culture performance.
Appendix 2:Shrimp counts.
Appendix 3:Glossary. .
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"In preparing a second edition of this excellent book... the authors have taken the opportunity not only to update it but also to radically broaden its scope... This edition... is worth every penny.... it is a ′must have′ for everyone involved in crustacean aquaculture, even if they already own the first edition." (Aquaculture Research)
"This book overall is a monumental piece of work. It is replete with useful citations of other works... a great job of giving the big picture of world crustacean farming. Moreover, it would serve as a fine textbook at the college level." Dr James W Avault Jr (Aquaculture Magazine, 2002)