Aquaculture Broodstock Books

  • Genetics for Fish Hatchery Managers

    This straightforward, easily understandable primer details the principles and practices of genetics as they relate to fish farming. After reviewing basic genetic principles and the genetics of sex determination, this book focuses on the genetics of qualitative traits and profiles selection programs that produce true breeding populations. It ...

  • Aquaculture Development. 3: Genetic resource management

    This booklet provides guidance on broodstock management and domestication, genetic improvement programmes, dissemination programmes for genetically improved fish, economic considerations in genetic improvement programmes.... The effective management of genetic resources, risk assessment and monitoring can help promote responsible aquaculture by ...

  • Installation and operation of a modular bivalve hatchery (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersLimiting factors such as minimal capital investment, lack of technical support or expertise and available physical space may put severe restrictions on setting up a hatchery. Not all investors have the means or the will to take the risk to support a large commercial aquaculture operation without substantial ...

  • Assessment of freshwater fish seed resources for sustainable aquaculture (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFour of the most important resources to aquaculture, outside human and technological resources, are land, water, seed and feed. Efficient use of these resources are necessary to guarantee optimum production from aquaculture. A project Study and Analysis of Seed Production in Small-scale Rural Aquaculture was ...

  • Farming freshwater prawns. A manual for the culture of the giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis manual is an up-to-date practical guide to the farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Many of the techniques described are also applicable to the culture of other species of freshwater prawns. The principle target audience is farmers and extension workers but it is also hoped that it will be useful for ...

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