Although concentrating primarily on carp culture, this can be regarded as a model for the production of many species in ponds; the most widely used method of producing fish throughout the world. Specific information is also included for other species, such as Pike, Wels Catfish and Goldfish and now African Catfish and Sterlet. The authors, who between them have many years′ experience farming fish as well as researching and teaching the subjects covered in the book, have produced a most useful and timely second edition.
The book will be of great interest to fish farmers, researchers, teachers and students in the area of aquaculture and related subjects, to all those involved specifically in the carp farming industry and in the aquaculture of other pond–cultured species. Copies of the book should be available as a reference source in libraries in academic and research establishments where aquaculture is studied an taught, and for practical reference on fish farms.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Characteristics of Carp Farming.
Historical Background of Carp Husbandry.
The Development of Cyprinid Farming in Europe.
2 The Principles of Carp Farming.
Growth of Carp in Fish Ponds.
The Farming Cycle.
Planning and Stocking of Ponds.
The Fish Farm.
3 The Technology of Seed Production.
Development of Propagation Methods.
Preparation of Broodstock for Artificial Propagation.
Stripping and Fertilising the Eggs.
Control of the Hatching Process.
Larval Rearing in the Hatchery.
4 The Technology of Fry Rearing.
Selection and Preparation of Ponds.
Transporting and Stoking of Feeding Fry (Larvae).
The Development of the Plankton Population.
Two′ Step Rearing.
′Single′ Step Rearing.
5 The Annual Cycle of Carp HusbandryL Ongrowing Fingerling Fish to Market Size.
Fertilising and Natural Food Development.
Stocking and Transportation.
Yield Estimation and Sample Fishing.
Autumn Harvesting and Sorting.
Wintering as a Technological Operation.
6 The Propagation of Other Pond Fish Species.
The Propagation and Rearing of Herbivorous Fish.
The Propagation and Rearing of Tench.
The Propagation and Rearing of Pike.
The Propagation and Rearing of Zander (Pike Perch).
The Propagation and Rearing of Wels Catfish.
The Propagation and Rearing of Goldfish.
The Propagation of African Catfish.
The Propagation of Sterlet.
Appendix 1 – Reproduction Biology of Pond Fish.
Appendix 2 – Hatchery Propagation of Pond Fish.
Appendix 3 – Fry Rearing in Farm Ponds.
Appendix 4 – Yield of Carp (in monoculture) in Farm Ponds.
Appendix 5 – Yield of Carp (in monoculture) in Farm Ponds (semi–intensive management).
Appendix 6 – Yield of Fish Ponds Under Extensive Management (polyculture).
Appendix 7 – Yield of Fish Ponds under Semi–intensive Management (polyculture).
Appendix 8 – Long–term Treatments in Pond Conditions (without water exchange).
Appendix 9 – Rapid Treatments of Fish in Tanks.
"The book is very easy to read... gives you a real insight on the subject. The authors have many years of experience farming the species they write about." (Aquaculture Magazine, 2002)