Product Details

  • Hardcover: 750 pages
  • Publisher: --
  • Pub Year: December 31, 1998
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0412071517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0412071515

Book Description

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.
Marine Fish Culture is the first comprehensive reference and textbook on this subject and 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 4,000 are included in the text.
Marine Fish Culture 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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