land-based aquaculture technology Books

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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