Marine Fish Culture

Marine Fish Culture

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With the depletion of wild fish stocks by factors such as overfishing, habitat degradation, pollution, and red tides, the pressures and incentives for commercial farming of marine food and aquarium fish have increased dramatically. Concurrent with that trend has been an increase in the experimental use of live marine fish in various basic and applied sciences, for example, in developmental, ecological, and toxicological research. This reference and textbook on the subject of marine fish culture provides information on more than 870 species in 129 families. The book is the product of the author's 27 years of research and teaching in fish culture and biology. Approximately 12,000 references through June 1998 were screened in writing this work, and more than 4000 are included in the text.
It covers: all the major topics necessary for raising marine fish, including overviews of commercial production statistics, water sources, water treatment, rearing units, energetics, health, and handling; detailed reviews of fish characteristics relative to rearing, the rearing environment, reproduction, nutrition of larvae, and nutrition of juveniles and adults; and reviews of current rearing knowledge for food, bait, and ornamental marine fish, by family.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 760 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • biography
  • 0792383494
  • 9780792383499

Table of contents

Characteristics of marine fish; the rearing environment; water sources; water treatment; culture units; obtaining fish for stocking; nutrition of larval foods; nutrition of juvenile and adult fish; energetics; fish health; handling and transporting marine fish; culture of established and potential species - food fish; culture of established and potential species - bait fish; culture of established and potential species - ornamental fish; the future of marine fish culture; literature cited. Appendix: conversion factors; specific names.
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