1st Edition

Coldwater Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Technology for Sustainable Food Production

    474 Pages 19 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    474 Pages 19 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book is a rich resource of important information on coldwater fish farming and coldwater fisheries management, including new research and recent technological advances. It aims to provide an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of coldwater physiology of fishes, which is essential for effective fishery management and for taking advantage of their vast potential application in aquaculture.

    Coldwater Fisheries and Aquaculture Management: Technology for Sustainable Food Production elaborates on key aspects associated with reproductive biology and endocrinology of coldwater fishes, such as gonadal development and maturation, vitellogenesis, steroidogenesis, whole genome information of fishes, transcriptomics, proteomics, and more. It also looks at genetic modification of coldwater fishes, phytobiotic-based feed to attain profitability in aquaculture, and the nutritional requirements of coldwater fishes, such as plant-based proteins in fish diets and feeding carbohydrates to fish. It also describes the beneficial dietary nutrition of fish consumption by humans.

    Several chapters address the various challenges to coldwater fish and fishery management, such as fish bacterial diseases (along with their immune components and defense mechanisms), unpredictable nature of climate change on fish, water pollution, etc. The volume also offers strategies on the sustainable management of fish that include looking at pollution in freshwater ecosystems, biotechnological interventions, predicting threats to fish from climate change, and other factors.

    This volume will be of value to those in fishery management and fish science as well as to marine researchers, faculty and students, and other involved with aquaculture science and management.

    1. The Rainbow Trout Genome: A Significant Milestone for Aquaculture Development

    Syed Umair Ahmad, Imran Zafar, Shabana Bibi, Zainab Jan, Anwar Ullah, Irfan Ahmad, Qurat Ul Ain, and Mohd Ashraf Rather

    2. Economics of Coldwater Fisheries

    Khemraj Bunkar, Udai Ram Gurjar, and Suman Takar

    3. Nutritional Requirements of Coldwater Fishes

    Seemab Zehra, Asaad H. Mohamed, Edoardo Pantanella, and Ramzy A. Yousif

    4. Bacterial Diseases of Finfish Prevalent in Coldwater Aquaculture

    Priyanka Ashwath, Ramya Premanath, Rajeshwari Vittal, Deekshit, Prarthana Aithal, Feroz A. Shah, and Akhila Dharnappa Sannejal

    5. Biotechnological Interventions in Coldwater Aquaculture Health Management

    Md. Idrish Raja Khan

    6. Coldwater Fish Diversity: Issues and Sustainable Management in India

    Udai Ram Gurjar, Suman Takar, Khemraj Bunkar, Dinesh Mohan, and N. N. Pandey

    7. The Zebrafish: A Trending Model for T-Cell and Thymic Development along with Prevailing Challenges

    Sneha Sabu, Sofia Khanam, and A. Jothilin Subitsha

    8. Plant-Based Proteins in Fish Diets for Sustainable Coldwater Fisheries

    Hafeef Roshan K. T., Mohammed Meharoof, and Sajina K. A.

    9. Small-Scale Fisheries by Indigenous Fishing Methods

    Shabir Ahmad Dar, Gohar B. Wani, Faisal Rashid, and K. Saba

    10. Reproductive Physiology and Breeding Biology of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

    Younis Ahmad Hajam, Disksha, Rajesh Kumar, and Mohd Salim Reshi

    11. Feeding Carbohydrates to Fish: Utilization and Looking Beyond Energy Nutrition

    Garima Anand, Puspa Kumari, Tincy Varghese, and Showkat Ahmad Dar

    12. Application of Plant-Derived Natural Preservatives for Shelf-Life Extension of Fresh Water Fish

    Hafsa Maqbool, Mudassir Azhar, and A. A. Zynudheen

    13. Perspective of eDNA Application to Control Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

    Adnan Amin, Monisa M. Malik, Pamanna D., Imtiyaz Qayoom, and Adnan Abubakr

    14. Nutritional Composition of Coldwater Fishes

    K. Sravani, Faisal Sofi, Tariq Hussai Kawkabul Saba, Reddy Vijaykumar S. Devadharshini, P. Ganesan, K. Dhanapal, and Shabir A. Dar

    15. Genotoxicity in Fishes: With Special Reference to Micronucleus Formation in Hematocytes

    Imtiyaz Qayoom, Sameena Khan, Monisa M. Malik, Adnan Amin, and Adnan Abubakr

    16. Infectious Diseases of Coldwater Fishes: Focus on Viral and Fungal Infections

    Syed Shariq N. Qadiri, Inain Jaies, Feroz A. Shah, Shabir A. Dar, and Asifa Wali

    17. Nutrigenomics: Boost for Aquaculture Research and Development

    Kawkabul Saba, Faisal Sofi, K. Sravani, Vijay Kumar Reddy S., Oyais Aismi, Ashwini Kumar, Tariq Hussain, S. Devadharshini, P. Ganesan, Shabir A. Dar, and Neeraj Pathak

    18. Immune Components and Defense Mechanism in Fish: An Overview

    Salik Nazki, Munazah Shahzad, Inain Jaies, Syed Shariq N. Qadiri, and Feroz A. Shah

    19. Comprehensive Transcriptomics Analysis of Coldwater Fish

    Deepak Agarwal and Mohd Ashraf Rather

    20. Predictable Threats to Coldwater Fisheries from the Unpredictable Nature of Climate Change: An Indian Perspective

    Ankur Jamwal, Vikas Phulia, and Syed Talia Mushtaq


    Mohd Ashraf Rather, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Fish Genetics and Biotechnology at Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, India. He has identified, characterized, and profiled more 25 reproductive genes in fish, including kisspeptin genes in Indian major carps. He has published research papers, books, conference proceedings, and book chapters.

    Faisal Rashid Sofi, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Post Harvest Technology (Fisheries), Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, India. His area of research interest is in phenolic compounds from natural sources and their efficacy for preservation of fish and fishery products. He has published research publications and book chapters.

    Adnan Amin, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Aquatic Environmental Management in the Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, India. He has published research papers, book chapters, review papers, and magazine articles.

    Kawkabul Saba, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Division of Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry, Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, India. She has published research papers and book chapters.

    “Brings together an informative compilation of different aspects of cold-water fisheries and aquaculture management technology for sustainable food production. . . . A comprehensive compilation.” —From the Foreword by S. Ayyappan, Former Secretary, DARE; Director General, ICAR Chairman, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

    “Covers a wide range of important topics related to cold-water fish reproductive biology and endocrinology, including gonadal development and maturation, vitellogenesis, steroidogenesis, fish whole genome information, transcriptomics, proteomics, artificial intelligence, etc. . . . Of great use to readers of all types . . . . A thorough collection of top-notch chapters.” —From the Foreword by Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director, Anusandhan Bhawan, Industrial Area, Bhimtal, Uttrakhand, India

    "This book explores the world of coldwater aquaculture and fisheries management, with innovation and sustainability coming together to create a vision for the future of food supply. It investigates the novel approaches that will transform the food supply chain at the global level while protecting our priceless aquatic ecosystems. A must-read for anybody enthusiastic about the future of sustainable food! The book provides learning material on techniques for managing coldwater fisheries and aquaculture! It explores cutting-edge innovations in food supply that could revolutionize the sustainable food industry. This ground-breaking book will help readers realize the possibilities of coldwater fisheries and aquaculture management.” —Dr. Rayees Ahmad Bhat, Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India