This is a companion volume to World Animal Science C4, The Production of Aquatic Animals (Crustaceans, Molluscs, Amphibians and Reptiles). It describes the production of fishes, particularly the most important species or species groups farmed in both marine and fresh waters throughout the world. The volume emphasizes all the systems and practices currently used for production, aspects which are unusual or constrain further development, and key areas of present research.
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The global status of aquaculture. The changing purposes of aquaculture. Aquatic species under culture. Continuing advances in aquaculture technology. Growing issues between aquaculture and the environment. The decade ahead.
The Major Carps and Other Cyprinids (R. Billard).
Background. Production technologies and practices. Handling and post-harvest technology.
The Indian Major Carps (M.C. Nandeesha).
Status of Indian Carp culture in various countries. Seed production techniques. Larval rearing. Grow-out systems.
The Catfishes (N.C. Parker, C.E. Nash).
Ictalurids. Clarids and Chrysichthids. Pangasids. Silurids.
The Sturgeons (A. Rónyai, L. Váradi).
General characteristics of the Sturgeons. Breeding and production technologies. Processing and marketing.
The River Eels (L.T.n. Heinsbroek, A. Kamstra).
History of Eel culture. Production technology and practices. Processing, marketing and economics. Problems, research and future prospects.
The Tilapias (D. Mires).
The main species in culture and their genetic resources. Aquaculture world production. Environmental physiology of Tilapias. Managerial characteristics of Tilapia culture. Production standards. Production technology. Nursing. The culture of sexually mature fish. Grow-out. Marketing. Production plans.
The Colossomids (L. Lovshin).
Background. Culture. Processing and marketing.
Production of Striped Bass and other North American Sports Fishes (J.H. Kerby, C.E. Nash).
The Moronids. Production of Centrarchids. Production of Pereids. Production of Esocids. Production of Baitfish.
Production of the Salmonoids (A.J. Novotny, C.E. Nash).
A brief history of Salmonoid production. Artificial propagation of Salmonoids in freshwater. Grow-out practices in freshwater, and production. Grow-out in salt water, and production. Economics of production and associated research. The markets for Salmonoid products. The future of Salmonoid production.
The Milkfish ( C.-S. Lee).
Sources of fry. Culture methods. Production. Future prospects.
The Mullets (D. Crosetti, S. Cataudelle).
Production. Artificial propagation.
The Sea Bass (G. Barnabé).
Background. Production technology and practices. Marketing and economics.
The Sea Breams (S. Cataudella, D. Crosetti, G. Marino).
The Red Sea Bream (Pagrus major). Other Sea Breams. The Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus auratus). Other Mediterranean Sparids.
The Groupers (C-m. Kuo).
Seed production. Induction of sex reversal. Spawning. Larval rearing. Culture practices.
The Marine Drums (R.R. Vega, C.E. McCarty, W.P. Rutledge).
Background. Culture practices. Development needs.
The Marine Flatfishes (A. Jones, B. Howell).
History of Flatfish farming. Commercial developments. Other promising species. Future perspectives.
The Rabbitfishes (M.N. Duray, J.V. Juario).
Economically important Siganid species. Culture. Pond culture. Natural food production. Stocking practices and water management. Cage culture.
Cultivation of the Atlantic Cod (M. Jobling, T. Pedersen).
Recent developments in propagation. On-growing Cod for the market. Options for farm production.
The Oceanic Pelagic Fishes (C.E. Nash).
The Carangids. The Coryphaenids. The Scombroids. Summary.
The Production of Line-Food Organisms for fishes (G.D. Treece).
Microalgae. Zooplankton. Artemia