35 Books found


  • Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

    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 knowledge; (5) consumers; (6) and integrated coastal zone management.Authors of principal chapters are draw

  • Aquatic Telemetry

    Aquatic Telemetry

    This volume provides a selection of the most significant papers presented at the Fourth Conference on Fish Telemetry in Europe, in Trondheim, Norway, in 2001. Papers are focused on migratory patterns and habitat utilisation, social behaviour, physiological ecology, fisheries management, effects of human impact on fish populations, aquaculture and methodology, and new technology. This book is aimed at scientists and engineers actively involved in

  • Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

    Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

    Sturgeons are considered “living fossils”, sharing many morphological and biological features with ancestral fish. Furthermore, sturgeons are of the utmost interest from an economic perspective, not only for the caviar but for the flesh. However, the wild populations of the majority of the species are at serious risk of extinction all over the world. So, it is urgent to develop strategies for both farming culture and conservation and recovery in ...

  • Chinese Fishes

    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 descriptions, and truly amazing hypogean fishes. The information on these remarkable cave species shows how much ...

  • Echinodermata


    Members of the phylum Echinodermata are among the most familiar marine invertebrates. Forms such as the sea star have become virtually a symbol of sea life. Used in ancient oriental medicine as a source of bioactive compounds, sea cucumbers, sea stars and sea urchins are now used for the extraction and purification of cytotoxic, haemolytic, antiviral, antifungal, antifouling, antimicrobial and even anti-tumoural activities. In addition, of the ...

  • Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities

    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 Aquaculture Activities, numerous nationally and internationally prominent aquaculture researchers ...

  • Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon

    Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon

    Empirical in character, this book analyses the society-nature interaction of the Tsimane’, a rural indigenous community in the Bolivian Amazon. Following a common methodological framework, the material and energy flow (MEFA) approach, it gives a detailed account of the biophysical exchange relations the community entertains with its natural environment: the socio-economic use of energy, materials, land and time. Equally so, the book provides a ...

  • Genome Mapping and Genomics in Fishes and Aquatic Animals

    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 Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals provides comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on genomic ...

  • Handbook on Ingredients for Aquaculture Feeds

    Handbook on Ingredients for Aquaculture Feeds

    Aquaculture - the commercial farming of aquatic organisms in a controlled environment - requires formulated diets composed of various ingredients. This Handbook aims for a better understanding of the food components that affect nutrition and feeding of cultured fishes and crustaceans. Proper utilisation of these foodstuffs can minimise environmental pollution and degradation. An overview of the nutrition of aquatic animals precedes the ...

  • Marine Biotechnology II

    Marine Biotechnology II

    1 G. Liebezeit: Aquaculture of "Non-Food Organisms" for Natural Substance Production.- 2 S. Lang, M. Hüners, V. Lurtz: Bioprocess Engineering Data on the Cultivation of Marine Prokaryotes and Fungi.- 3 K. Muffler, R. Ulber: Downstream Processing in Marine Biotechnology.- 4 M.-L. Bourguet-Kondracki, J.-M. Kornprobst: Marine Pharmacology: Potentialities in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Osteoporosis and Alzheimer´s Disease.- 5 J. Hassfel

  • Nineteenth International Seaweed Symposium

    Nineteenth International Seaweed Symposium

    The Proceedings of the 19th International Seaweed Symposium provides an invaluable reference to a wide range of fields in applied phycology. Papers cover topics as diverse as the systematics, ecology, physiology, integrated multitrophic aquaculture, commercial applications, carbohydrate chemistry and applications, harvesting biology, cultivation of seaweeds and microalgae and more. Contributions from all parts of the world give the volume ...

  • Rotifera X

    Rotifera X

    This volume reflects the latest developments in the research of a global community of rotifer researchers, who came together at Illmitz, Austria in 2003. Contributions are manifold and span fields from phylogeny and evolution of the phylum Rotifera to practical aspects of aquaculture and ecotoxicology. Major issues include phylogeny and evolution, genetics and molecular ecology, new aspects of rotifer anatomy through the application of confocal ...

  • Spawning Migration of the European Eel

    Spawning Migration of the European Eel

    The European eel Anguilla anguilla is a common fish species in West European countries supporting several thousands of small-scale fisheries. In June 2007, it has been listed in Annex B of CITES after the 99% decline in recruitment observed over the last decades. A European Council Regulation was issued on September 2007 to arrest the collapse of the eel stock. In this book, we discuss the factors that may contribute to the collapse of the ...

  • Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture

    Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture

    The stories presented in Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture reflect the unique nature of Asian aquaculture, providing first-time insight into how and why it has become so successful. Overall, the book demonstrates how the resilience, adaptability, and innovation of small-scale aquaculture farmers have been crucial to this success. It also places aquaculture development in Asia into a wider global context, and describes its relationship to ...

  • The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea

    The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea

    It presents a new approach to set fish quota based on holistic ecosystem modeling (the CoastWeb-model) and also a plan to optimize a sustainable management of the Baltic Sea including a cost-benefit analysis. This plan accounts for the production of prey and predatory fish under different environmental conditions, professional fishing, recreational fishing and fish cage farm production plus an analysis of associated economic values. Several ...

  • The Handbook of Salmon Farming

    The Handbook of Salmon Farming

    Over the past few years, there has been significant growth and development in the salmon farming industry. In order to be successful, practitioners not only need to know how the salmon lives and survives in the wild but, amongst other things have knowledge of disease, production processes, economics and marketing.The Handbook of Salmon Farming is a practical guide that covers everything the practitioner needs to know, and will also be of great ...

  • Applied Fish Pharmacology

    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 administration to fish. It will also be useful to administrators concerned with the legal control of ...

  • Artemia: Basic and Applied Biology

    Artemia: Basic and Applied Biology

    This volume provides an up-to-date coverage of an organism of major importance to basic biological research and aquacultural operations around the world. It is a unique contribution because each one of the chapters is a thorough review of the existing literature. Graduate students in a variety of disciplines, new researchers wanting or starting to use Artemia or other closely related organisms, and established investigators studying this ...

  • Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture

    Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture

    This book elucidates the vital but often neglected relationship between bottom soil and water quality. An understanding of this important connection is essential for maintaining water quality within optimum ranges for shrimp and fish. It is the first volume to provide information on topics from soil science essential to pond aquaculture. The impact of soil-water interactions on water quality is examined, and the volume provides ...