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The output from world aquaculture, a multi-billion dollar globalindustry, continues to rise at a very rapid rate and it is nowacknowledged that it will take over from fisheries to become themain source of animal and plant products from aquatic environmentsin the future. Since the first edition of this excellent andsuccessful book was published, the aquaculture industry hascontinued to expand at a massive rate globally and has seen hugeadvances across its many and diverse facets.

This new edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals andPlants covers all major aspects of the culture of fish,shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subjectareas covered include principles, water quality, environmentalimpacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, lifecycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition andfeed production, diseases, vaccination, post-harvest technology,economics and marketing, and future developments of aquaculture.Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps,salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, marine and brackish fishes,soft-shelled turtles, marine shrimp, mitten crabs and other decapodcrustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamentals. There isgreater coverage of aquaculture in China in this new edition,reflecting China's importance in the world scene.

For many, Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plantsis now the book of choice, as a recommended text for students andas a concise reference for those working or entering into theindustry. Providing core scientific and commercially usefulinformation, and written by around 30 internationally-known andrespected authors, this expanded and fully updated new edition ofAquaculture is a book that is essential reading for allstudents and professionals studying and working in aquaculture.Fish farmers, hatchery managers and all those supplying theaquaculture industry, including personnel within equipment and feedmanufacturing companies, will find a great deal of commerciallyuseful information within this important and now establishedbook.

Reviews of the First Edition

"This exciting, new and comprehensive book covers all majoraspects of the aquaculture of fish, shellfish and algae infreshwater and marine environments including nutrition and feedproduction."
—International Aquafeed

"Do we really need yet another book about aquaculture? As far asthis 502-page work goes, the answer is a resounding 'yes'. Thisbook will definitely find a place in university libraries, in theoffices of policy-makers and with economists looking for productionand marketing figures. Fish farmers can benefit greatly from thethematic chapters, as well as from those pertaining to the specificplant or animal they are keeping or intending to farm. Also, theymay explore new species, using the wealth of informationsupplied."
—African Journal of Aquatic Science

"Anyone studying the subject or working in any way interested inaquaculture would be well advised to acquire and study thiswide-ranging book. One of the real 'bibles' on the aquacultureindustry."
—Fishing Boat World and also Ausmarine

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