PRINCIPLES OF SALMONID CULTURE
by WILLIAM PENNELL, BRUCE A. BARTON
Pub. Date: 1996
As salmonids have been reared for more than a century in many countries, one might expect that principles are well established and provide a solid foundation for salmonid aquaculture. Indeed, some of the methods used today in salmonid rearing are nearly identical to those employed one hundred years ago. Yet scientists are now actively involved in salmonid research in many disciplines, and the rapidly growing literature is becoming so voluminous that it is difficult to keep pace with it. Areas of salmonid research today include nutrition, smolt and stress physiology, genetics and biotechnology,
While science sets the ultimate foundations for aquaculture endeavour, technology evolves somewhat independently and usually much more rapidly. Research often follows technological advances building the footings to support the next advances in technology.