Tropical Mariculture

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Sena S. De Silva
Academic Press, Aug 19, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 487 pages
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Tropical Mariculture takes an in-depth look at developmental activities in a growing industry striving towards sustainability and environmental integrity. All of the contributors to this book have considerable experience and expertise in the field of tropical mariculture, and this is the first book to bring expert contributions together. The topics covered are wide and varied, ranging from general issues such as the impact of mariculture on coastal ecosystems to genetic improvement of cultured marine species, as well as the specifics of breeding selected marine species of current importance, such as groupers and sea bass. Significant coverage is also given to the problems of larval rearing in inland aquaculture as well as the demands of water- and land-based resources in a tropical environment. This book will be essential for everyone working in and researching tropical mariculture.
  • Looks at developmental activities in tropical mariculture
  • All of the contributors are experts in the field
  • Covers specific breeding problems and larval rearing
  • Studies the environmental impact of inland aquacultural activities
  • Provides detailed examples of cultivated species in the tropics
  • Compiles mariculture strategies and discusses example species
  • First book to give an overview of tropical mariculture

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Chapter 2 Tropical Mariculture and Coastal Environmental Integrity
Chapter 3 Early Life History Features Influencing Larval Survival of Cultivated Tropical Finfish
Case Studies
Problems and Prospects
Chapter 6 Major Challenges to Feed Development for Marine and Diadromous Finfish and Crustacean Species
Chapter 7 Pathobiology of Marine Organisms Cultured in the Tropics
Chapter 8 Tropical Shrimp Farming and its Sustainability
Chapter 9 Aspects of the Biology and Culture of Sea Cucumber
Chapter 10 Mussel and Oyster Culture in the Tropics
Chapter 11 Culture of Marine Finfish Species of the Pacific
Chapter 12 Historical and Current Trends in Milkfish Farming in the Philippines
Chapter 13 Grouper Culture
Chapter 14 Aspects of the Biology and Culture of Lates calcarifer

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Sena S. De Silva is a chairmember in the Aquaculture Department at Deakin University, Australia. He has over 25 years of experience in aquaculture and fisheries management. De Silva has had numerous articles published relating to aquaculture, in addition to co-authoring a text and editing many others. He is a founding member of the Asian Fisheries Society, serving on its council for nine years and is currently Editor-in-Chief of its journal.