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Title Biology of farmed fish / edited by Kenneth Black, Alan D. Pickering.

Published Boca Raton, Fla. : Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.


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 UniM Store  639.3 BIOL MF33    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Reproduction / N. W. Pankhurst -- 2. Early life stages of farmed fish / B. R. Howell, O. J. Day and T. Ellis [et al.] -- 3. Feeding and nutrition in intensive fish farming / M. Jobling -- 4. Current aspects of lipid nutrition in fish farming / J. G. Bell -- 5. Parasites of farmed fish / C. Sommerville --6. Immune defence systems / M. J. Manning -- 7. Stress responses of farmed fish / A. D. Pickering --8. Manipulating fish behaviour / M. D. J. Sayer -- 9. The environmental interactions associated with fish culture / K. D. Black -- 10. Genetic manipulation of farmed fish / N. Maclean -- 11. Molecular markers and the genetic management of farmed fish / E. Verspoor --12. Warm-water farmed species / M. C. M. Beveridge and G. S. Haylor.
Summary This landmark volume considers the biology underlying fish culture, focusing on developments over the last decade. The chapters, written by biologists who have made outstanding contributions to the research literature, draw on examples from a range of species around the world. The approach adopted is generic -ordered according to life-stage or discipline, rather than according to species. This volume therefore complements the books available dealing with single species or groups, and it provides an assessment of our current state of knowledge in an order and format familiar to biologists. Each chapter is illustrated with specific examples from the recent (mostly 1990s) literature, providing a convenient point of access to the primary literature and to earlier reviews. The volume ends with a non-generic chapter which describes the biology of key warm-water species and examines many of the issues raised in earlier chapters in the context of a rapidly expanding industry.
This is a book for researchers, postgraduate students and professionals working on any aspect of fish biology or aquaculture.
Other author Black, Kenneth D., 1963-
Pickering, A. D.
Subject Fish culture.
ISBN 0849397316 (alk. paper)