Shellfish Farming Books

  • Bivalve depuration: fundamental and practical aspects

    A basic introduction to the public health problems that can be associated with shellfish consumption, this document provides guidance to the bivalve industry on how to plan, construct and operate a depuration centre. It is targeted at new operators or those with limited experience, as well as fishery and public health officers who deal with the ...

  • Hatchery culture of bivalves. A practical manual (Arabic version) (Ar)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis manual is a synthesis of current methodologies pertinent to the intensive hatchery culture of bivalve molluscs. It encompasses both the similarities and differences in approach in rearing clams, oysters and scallops in different climatic zones. All aspects of the culture process are described, together ...

  • Impacts of trawling and scallop dredging on benthic habitats and communities (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersOver the last two decades, concerns about the impact of towed fishing gears such as trawls and dredges on benthic habitats and organisms have increased. This publication reviews the most recent experimental studies of the impact of towed fishing gears on benthic communities. Otter trawls, beam trawls and ...

  • Hatchery culture of bivalves. A practical manual (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis manual is a synthesis of current methodologies pertinent to the intensive hatchery culture of bivalve molluscs. It encompasses both the similarities and differences in approach in rearing clams, oysters and scallops in different climatic zones. All aspects of the culture process are described, together ...

  • Enhancing or restoring the productivity of natural populations of shellfish and other marine invertebrate resources (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersA broad review is provided of factors relevant to enhancing populations of invertebrate resources and methods promoting their recovery by natural recruitment, restocking or habitat restoration. The review focuses on the biological, technical, environmental, economic and biological factors affecting the ...

  • Case studies on the effects of transferable fishing rights on fleet capacity and concentration of quota ownership (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis collection of cases studies aims at providing a factual basis on which to consider rights-based management approaches as a possible solution for solving problems of excess fishing capacity. The case studies include two from the European Union (the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) and one for Iceland. ...

  • Case studies on the allocation of transferable quota rights in fisheries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn moving towards, or adopting, rights-based management, how quota will be allocated is one of the earliest operational decision that fisheries administrators face and it is inevitably controversial. This report, consisting of 23 studies, describes how the initial allocations of transferable fishing (effort) ...

  • MAP Technical Report Series No. 46 (English/French)

    Epidemiological studies related to environmental quality criteria for bathing waters, shellfish growing waters and edible marine organisms. Final report on project on relationship between microbial quality of coastal seawater and rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis among bathers ...

  • MAP Technical Report Series No. 46 (English/French)

    Epidemiological studies related to environmental quality criteria for bathing waters, shellfish growing waters and edible marine organisms. Final report on project on relationship between microbial quality of coastal seawater and rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis among bathers ...

  • Coastal Shellfish - A Sustainable Resource

    Coastal populations of shellfish have been exploited by humans for millennia as an easily accessible source of fresh protein. Unfortunately, because the intertidal zone and the shallow coastal margins are so intertwined with man's activities, these shellfish stocks are now severely threatened around the world. Issues such as anthropogenic ...

  • Environmental Management for Aquaculture

    In recent years the subject of pollution of natural waters by aquaculture has received considerable attention. With increasingly stringent regulation of wastewater quality from fish farms around the world, those involved in the industry need to be aware of the causes of pollution from fish and shellfish farms and of methods by which this ...

  • 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 ...

  • Crayfishes, Lobsters and Crabs of Europe

    Fishermen, marine aquarists, biologists studying seashore and coastal waters, and those involved in trading shellfish and even restaurateurs are aware of the great diversity of crustaceans inhabiting the seas around the British Isles, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Crayfishes, Lobsters and Crabs of Europe will enable the reader to ...

  • 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, ...

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