land-based aquaculture Books

  • Capture-based aquaculture. Global overview

    Capture-based aquaculture makes use of wild fish and fishery resources in its production systems. Focusing on this subject, this document addresses selected key issues of sustainability in relation to current global aquaculture practices and developments. It includes two review papers on the use of wild resources, one covering social and economic ...

  • Aquaculture in the Ecosystem

    The global expansion of aquaculture production and its future role as a food supplier to human society has environmental, social and economic limitations, affecting marine ecosystems and socio-economic scales from local to global. The expansion is closely linked with human health requirements and societal needs for various goods and services ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

    Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada.Original chapters examine: (1) animal welfare; (2) knowledge management and intellectual property; (3) environmental sustainability; (4) local, traditional, and aboriginal ...

  • Understanding and applying risk analysis in aquaculture

    Risk analysis, simply put, is 'science-based decision-making'. An integrated approach to risk analysis will assist the aquaculture sector in reducing risks to successful operations from both internal and external hazards and can similarly contribute to protect the environment, society and other resource users from adverse and often unpredicted ...

  • State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006, ( The ) (En)

    Series: State of World Fisheries and AquacultureSeveral decades ago, the efforts of public administrations were concentrated on developing fisheries and aquaculture and ensuring growth in production and consumption. Then, in the 1980s, as many resources became fully or overexploited, the attention of policy-makers began to focus instead on ...

  • 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 ...

  • World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas. CD-ROM. 5th edition

    Fisheries and aquaculture, and their related industries, play an essential role in the livelihoods of millions around the world - about 520 million people depend on the sector. Vital to the poorest, fisheries and aquaculture contribute significantly to world food security and account for over US$85.9 billion in international trade. Based on the ...

  • Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It comprises case studies in six Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) and ...

  • Planning and Management for Sustainable Coastal aquaculture Dev. (GESAMP No.68)

    This report should not be considered a simple tool box . The complexity of the issues, and the veriety of circumstances, precludes a standardised approach. Instead, the report provides realistic advise based on practical experience made in the field of planning of coastal aquaculture development and integrated coastal management throught the ...

  • State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004, (The) + CD-ROM (En)

    Series: State of World Fisheries and AquacultureFisheries continue to receive increasing attention not only because they represent an important source of livelihoods and food but also because of their contribution to increasing our understanding of the vast aquatic ecosystem - a strong concern of civil society at large. 'The State of World ...

  • World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas, 4th edition (CD-ROM) (En)

    Fisheries aquaculture and their related industries provide a livelihood for as many as 250 million people worldwide. Vital to the poorest, fisheries contributes significantly to world food security and account for over US$71 billion in international trade. Based on the broad board of expertise of the FAO Fisheries Department, the 'World Fisheries ...

  • Culture-based fisheries in Bangladesh. A socio-economic perspective (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFisheries policy in Bangladesh is still trying to get to grips with the major dilemmas of maximizing benefits from natural resources. During the 20th century Bangladesh adopted one-sided production-oriented policies in the agricultural sector to feed its rapidly growing population. This strategy included ...

  • 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. ...

  • Promotion of sustainable commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Volume 1: Policy framework - part 1 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document examines policies that encourage sustainable commercial aquaculture in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Commercial aquaculture - the rearing of aquatic organisms with the goal of maximizing profit - can contribute to food security and alleviation of hunger, directly by ...

  • Mapping coastal aquaculture and fisheries structures by satellite imaging radar. Case study of the Lingayen Gulf, the Philippines (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersInventory and monitoring of coastal aquaculture and fisheries structures provide important baseline data for decision-making in planning and development, including regulatory laws, environmental protection and revenue collection. Mapping these structures can be performed with good accuracy and at regular ...

  • Strategy and outline plan for improving information on status and trends of aquaculture. Stratégie et plan visant à améliorer l'information...Estrateg

    This booklet is a voluntary instrument that applies to all States and entities. Its overall objective is to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of status and trends of aquaculture as a basis for policy-making and management. - Ce livret est un instrument volontaire qui s'applique à l'ensemble ...

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