This unique book introduces the biological and ecological basis of the production process in water, and the biology of cultured species. It bridges the gap between research data and aquaculture techniques, and covers problems arising in aquaculture production, such as filtering molluscs. It also introduced modern aspects of oceanography that are important for understanding the production process. The book starts with a section dedicated to the production of living material and matter in the aquatic environment. It then goes on to explore in detail the biological basis of mollusc, crustacean and fish cultures, and the reproduction and nutrition of bivalve molluscs. Also discussed are the intensive and extensive aquaculture producing processes in fresh and marine waters, and finally the pathology reared animals. Up-to-date data are provided and explained to the student using graphs and copious illustrations. The work is especially orientated toward the student reader and provides a comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject.
Part 1: The Production of Aquatic Organisms 1. The Aquatic Environment 2. The Production of Living Matter in the Aquatic Environment 3. Plankton Culture Part 2: Mollusc Culture 1. Environment and Nutrition 2. Growth and Reserves 3. Reproduction in Molluscs Part 3: Crustacean Farming- 1. Crustacean Development 2. Moulting 3. Reproduction 4. Digestion in Crustaceans Part 4: Biological Basis of Fish Culture- 1. Background to Fish Culture 2. Fish Nutrition 3. Fish Reproduction 4. Hatchery Rearing of the Early Etages 5. Extensive Culture of Fish in Ponds 6. On Growing Fish in Intensive Systems Part 5: Aquaculture Diseases 1. Diseases in Aquaculture