Fish Health Books

  • New Developments in Marine Biotechnology

    Biotechnology: Biology or Technology? Keynote Lecture; A. Kornberg. Molecular Biology and Transgenic Animals: The Paradox of Growth Acceleration in Fish; J. de La Fuente et al. Natural Products and Processes: A Novel Antioxidant Derived from Seaweed; W.C. Dunlap, et al. Aquaculture: The Development and Commercialization of Tetraploid ...

  • Aquaculture : Responsible practices and certification

    Over the past decade, there has been growing concern among international stakeholders, particularly in Mediterranean countries, about aquaculture product quality, knowledge management, interaction with the environment, technology and systems, fish health and welfare, management of biological lifecycles and sustainable feed production within the ...

  • Nutrition and Feeding of Fish

    Aquaculture is now recognized as a viable and profitable enterprise worldwide. As aquaculture technology has evolved, the push toward higher yields and faster growth has involved the enhancement or replacement of natural foods with prepared diets. In many aquaculture operations today, feed accounts for more than one-half the variable ...

  • Improving Penaeus monodon hatchery practices. Manual based on experiences in India (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersShrimp aquaculture is an important and valuable production sector that has been growing rapidly over the past two decades. Success is largely based on the quality of postlarvae, particularly their health condition, thus making hatchery production of quality postlarvae crucial to the sector's sustainability. ...

  • DNA-based Molecular Diagnostic Techniques. Research Needs for Standardization and Validation of the Detection of Aquatic Animal Pathogens and Diseases

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn efforts to limit transboundary movement of pathogens and reduce the economic and socioeconomic impact of disease in aquaculture, there is considerable scope for more effective use of DNA-based methods of pathogen detection. These technologies offer rapid results with potentially high sensitivity and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vital Signs 2009

    Vital Signs 2009 includes 25 trends in one convenient reference guide. Covers pressing trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, climate, health, the economy, population, and other areas to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable ...

  • Endocrine Disruption in Fish

    There is increasing concern in the media, among politicians and within environmental organizations, about the effects of chemicals in our environment that affect the endocrine systems of wildlife and humans. At its simplest these are referred to as 'gender-bending' chemicals or 'environmental estrogens'. The chemicals in question (pesticides, ...

  • Algae and their Biotechnological Potential

    Algae are important organisms that include seaweeds and a number of single-celled and multicellular microscopic forms. Algae are ubiquitous; they inhabit almost everywhere including oceans, freshwater bodies, rocks, soils, and trees. Man's uses of algae may date back to ancient times. In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in the ...

  • Fifteenth International Seaweed Symposium

    This volume provides a selection of the most significant papers presented at the 15th International Seaweed Symposium in Valdivia, Chile, in January 1995. Plenary lectures featured seaweed research and utilization in Chile by Bernabé Santelices, ethnobotany of seaweeds by Isabella Abbott, host-virus interactions in marine brown algae by ...

  • Applied Fish Pharmacology

    As aquaculture continues to expand there is a need for greater knowledge of medicinal treatments both for the prevention and treatment of disease and for the economic husbandry of fish. This book, the first of its kind, is written for a worldwide readership. It is a reference manual for anyone involved in the selection of medicines for ...

  • Bacterial Fish Pathogens

    This 4th, revised edition of Bacterial Fish Pathogens fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive book on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in fish. Since the 3rd edition was published in 1999, much has changed in the control of disease of farmed and wild fish. Many more scientific articles about bacterial fish ...

  • Report of the FAO Workshop on the Development of an Aquatic Biosecurity Framework for Southern Africa. Lilongwe, Malawi, 22-24 April 2008

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports 906The recent incursion of a serious disease, epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS), in the Chobe-Zambezi River - and now confirmed in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia - revealed biosecurity weakness in the southern African region. The Workshop on the Development of an Aquatic Framework for Southern Africa was ...

  • Surveillance and zoning for aquatic animal diseases (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document provides recommendations for surveillance and zoning that will be useful for designing national programmes aimed at reducing the risks of diseases resulting from transfers of live aquatic animals. It contains the collective expert opinion and recommendations made during an expert consultation, ...

  • Responsible use of antibiotics in aquaculture (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersConsidering the overall misuse of antibiotics in all areas - human medicine, veterinary medicine, animal production and plant protection - this document aims to raise awareness of the antibiotic resistance problem in fish farming and related sectors, and promote the prudent use of these drugs according to the ...

  • Marine Fish Culture

    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 ...

  • Leeches, Lice and Lampreys

    Many different kinds of animals have adopted a parasitic life style on the skin and gills of marine and freshwater fishes, including protozoans, flatworms, leeches, a range of crustaceans and even some vertebrates (lampreys). There is a parasitic barnacle, described first in the 19th century by Charles Darwin, fish lice that change sex and bivalve ...

  • Fishing boat construction: 4 - Building an undecked fibreglass reinforced plastic boat

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers # 507In many areas of the world, finding the type of timber needed to build a good quality wooden boat is becoming a problem. As a result, Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is beginning to be used by many wooden boat builders. The information provided in this manual relates specifically to ...

  • Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an ...

  • Capture-based aquaculture. The fattening of eels, groupers, tunas and yellowtails (En)

    Capture-based aquaculture' defines and reviews certain practices that are shared between aquaculture and capture fisheries. It specifically considers the on-growing of fattening of four species groups - eels, groupers, tunas and yellowtails - which is based on the use of wild-caught 'seed'. The report begins with an introduction on the overlap ...

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