Fish Breeding Books

  • 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 ...

  • Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    The core of a multibillion dollar sport fishing industry, tarpon and bonefish, two of the earth’s oldest creatures, are experiencing obvious and precipitous population decline. Experienced anglers in the Florida Keys suggest a drop of approximately 90-95 percent for the bonefish population over the last 65 years. Despite the economic value of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Integrated agriculture-aquaculture. A Primer. (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PaperThis primer is an edited and slightly revised version of a previously published integrated agriculture-aquaculture (IAA) technology information kit. It contains 38 contributions in seven sections, covering sociocultural, economic and environmental considerations in introducing IAA technologies, overviews and ...

  • Genetic resources of common carp at the Fish Culture Research Institute, Szarvas, Hungary (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersCommon carp is one of the oldest cultured and most domesticated fish in the world, and is a very adaptable species in both the wild and in culture coditions. The genetic resources of common carp maintained at the Fish Culture Research Institute in Szarvas, Hungary, are described in this paper. The genetic ...

  • Essential Fish Habitat Mapping in the Mediterranean

    Proper designation of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) is a highly important spatial measure in any management of fishery resources. EFH is defined as those waters and substrates necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity, a definition that includes the physical, chemical and biological properties of marine areas and the ...

  • Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities

    Aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry and aquaculture practices can directly interact with and depend upon the surrounding environment. Therefore, the effects of all types of aquaculture on living natural resources and ecosystems are of significant and increasing national and international interest. In Ecological and Genetic Implications of ...

  • Selective Breeding in Aquaculture: an Introduction

    This book provides a basic introduction to selective breeding in aquatic species, and describes the concepts behind establishing and running successful breeding programs. Although only 10% of world aquaculture production is currently based on genetically improved stocks, the dramatic gains achieved in species such as Atlantic salmon and tilapia ...

  • Ecology of Teleost Fishes

    Teleost fishes account for nearly half of all known vertebrate species. They have representatives in virtually all aquatic systems and an enormous variety in the ways they live. Moreover, teleost fishes support subsistence and commercial fisheries and aquaculture systems throughout the world. The second edition of this highly respected book ...

  • Ecology of Teleost Fishes

    Teleost fishes account for nearly half of all known vertebrate species. They have representatives in virtually all aquatic systems and an enormous variety in the ways they live. Moreover, teleost fishes support subsistence and commercial fisheries and aquaculture systems throughout the world. The second edition of this highly respected book ...

  • Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation

    Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and ...

  • Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation

    Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and ...

  • Fish Chemoreception

    The senses of smell and taste in fish play a vital role in many aspects of fish behaviour including feeding, migration and breeding. The editor of this book, himself an internationally recognized authority on the subject, has drawn together an eminent group of contributors who provide a thorough synthesis of all aspects of the subject. ...

  • Genome Mapping and Genomics in Fishes and Aquatic Animals

    Mapping of animal genomes has generated huge databases and several new concepts and strategies, which are useful to elucidate origin, evolution and phylogeny. Genetic and physical maps of genomes further provide precise details on chromosomal location, function, expression and regulation of academically and economically important genes. The series ...

  • 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 ...

  • Selection and Breeding Programs in Aquaculture

    This book describes the basic elements in the theory of animal breeding and inheritance of quantitative economic traits and the way in which this technology can be implemented in selective breeding programs for aquaculture species. The role and the implementation of molecular genetics in modern selective breeding programs is also addressed. The ...

  • Genetics and Fish Breeding

    Genetics and Fish Breeding provides a thorough review of this important subject, highlighting species which are bred commercially, such as salmon, trout, carp and goldfish. The author, who is an acknowledged expert in this subject, has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, ...

  • Marine Genetics

    Our current knowledge of marine organisms and the factors affecting their ecology, distribution and evolution has been revolutionised by the use, in the last 20 years, of molecular population genetics tools. This book is the result of a meeting of world-leading experts, in Rio de Janeiro, where the state of the art of this field was reviewed. ...

  • Farming Fish for the Future

    SummaryFrom Asia to North America, people are eating more seafood, either because it’s the most affordable form of protein (as in many poorer nations) or because it’s the latest health food trend (as in many wealthy nations). But as the demand for fish rises, populations of both marine and freshwater species are being overexploited, ...

  • Chinese Fishes

    This book documents the current state of research by Chinese scientists on fish biology and fisheries and brings together manuscripts by authors from research institutions, universities and government agencies. There are papers on aquaculture, life history, genetics, marine and freshwater biology, conservation, physiology, new species ...

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