Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-aquacultural-engineering.
  • ISBN: 0412065118
  • Release Date: 1994-12-31
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: Thomas B. Lawson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Aquaculture is the science and technology of balanced support from the biological and engi producing aquatic plants and animals. It is not neering sciences. However, commercial aqua new, but has been practiced in certain Eastern culture has become so complex that, in order to cultures for over 2,000 years. However, the role be successful, one must also draw upon the ex of aquaculture in helping to meet the world's pertise of biologists, engineers, chemists, econ food shortages has become more recently ap omists, food technologists, marketing special parent. ists, lawyers, and others. The multidisciplinary The oceans of the world were once consid approach to aquaculture production became ap ered sources of an unlimited food supply. Bio parent during the early 1990s. It is believed that logical studies indicate that the maximum sus this trend will continue as aquaculture produc tainable yield of marine species through the tion becomes more and more intensive in order for the producer to squeeze as much product as harvest of wild stock is 100 million MT (metric tons) per year. Studies also indicate that we are possible out of a given parcel of land. rapidly approaching the maximum sustainable Although many aquaculture books exist, few yield of the world's oceans and major freshwa explore the engineering aspects of aquaculture ter bodies. Per capita consumption of fishery production.

Aquaculture Engineering

  • Filename: aquaculture-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9780470995938
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Odd-Ivar Lekang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



As aquaculture continues to grow at a rapid pace, understanding the engineering behind aquatic production facilities is of increasing importance for all those working in the industry. Aquaculture engineering requires knowledge of the many general aspects of engineering such as material technology, building design and construction, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering. In this comprehensive book, Odd-Ivar Lekang introduces these principles and demonstrates how such technical knowledge can be applied to aquaculture systems, offering the reader coverage including: • Construction and design of aquatic production facilities • Water transportation and treatment • Different production units • Feed and feeding systems • Instrumentation and monitoring • Fish transportation and grading • Cleaning and waste handling Fish farmers and other personnel involved in the aquaculture industry, suppliers to the fish farming business and designers and manufacturers will find this book an invaluable resource. The book will be an important addition to the shelves of all libraries in universities and research institutions where aquaculture, agriculture and environmental sciences are studied and taught.

Aquaculture Engineering

  • Filename: aquaculture-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9781118496091
  • Release Date: 2013-01-15
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Odd-Ivar Lekang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



As aquaculture continues to grow at a rapid pace, understanding the engineering behind aquatic production facilities is of increasing importance for all those working in the industry. Aquaculture engineering requires knowledge of the many general aspects of engineering such as material technology, building design and construction, mechanical engineering, and environmental engineering. In this comprehensive book now in its second edition, author Odd-Ivar Lekang introduces these principles and demonstrates how such technical knowledge can be applied to aquaculture systems. Review of the first edition: 'Fish farmers and other personnel involved in the aquaculture industry, suppliers to the fish farming business and designers and manufacturers will find this book an invaluable resource. The book will be an important addition to the shelves of all libraries in universities and research institutions where aquaculture, agriculture and environmental sciences are studied and taught.' Aquaculture Europe 'A useful book that, hopefully, will inspire successors that focus more on warm water aquaculture and on large-scale mariculture such as tuna farming.' Cision

Aquaculture Water Reuse Systems

  • Filename: aquaculture-water-reuse-systems.
  • ISBN: UCSD:31822020595328
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Michael Ben Timmons
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science



The demand for high quality aquacultured products and an increasing concern for resource conservation has led individuals and large corporations to invest time and money in commercial scale recirculating production systems. However, there are relatively few reports of profitable recirculating production systems in operation. There is little doubt that most fish reared in ponds, floating net pens, or raceways can be produced in commercial scale recirculating systems. The objective of this book is to provide basic information and analytical skills for the reader so that they may make the proper design or investment decisions concerning water reuse and recycle systems. The chapters of this book are sequenced to provide continuity to a basic approach that would be used in designing a water reuse or recycle system. The chapter authors contributing to this book have written extensively in the literature already on the particular subject being addressed in their chapter. Considerable background information on the basic processes being presented is also given in each chapter to supplement the basic design information being provided. These chapters should provide the reader with essentially all the information required in order to design and manage a water reuse system. The book is written for engineers and biologists working in the area of intensive fish culture. The text should also prove useful as a design manual for practising aquaculturists and as a resource of current "state-of-the-art" methodologies associated with water reuse systems.

Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Filename: biotechnology-and-genetics-in-fisheries-and-aquaculture.
  • ISBN: 1444318802
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Andy Beaumont
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Following the extremely well-received structure of the first edition, this carefully revised and updated new edition now includes much new information of vital importance to those working and researching in the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Commencing with chapters covering genetic variation and how it can be measured, the authors then look at genetic structure in natural populations, followed by a new chapter covering genetics in relation to population size and conservation issues. Genetic variation of traits and triploids and the manipulation of ploidy are fully covered, and another new chapter is included, entitled 'From Genetics to Genomics'. The book concludes with a chapter covering the impact of genetic engineering in aquaculture. With the inclusion of a wealth of up-to-date information, new text and figures and the inclusion of a third author, Pierre Boudry, the second edition of Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture provides an excellent text and reference of great value and use to upper level students and professionals working across fish biology, aquatic sciences, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have several copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves. Completely updated, revised and expanded new edition Subject area of ever increasing importance Expanded authorship Commercially useful information for fish breeders

Aquaculture Economics and Financing

  • Filename: aquaculture-economics-and-financing.
  • ISBN: 9780470961735
  • Release Date: 2011-06-09
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Carole R. Engle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis provides a detailed and specific set of guidelines for using economic and financial analysis in aquaculture production. By discussing key issues such as how to finance and plan new aquaculture business, how to monitor and evaluate economic performance, and how to manage capital, labor, and business risk, the book equips aquaculture professionals, researchers, and students with important information applicable to a wide range of business decisions. Chapters address each stage of developing an aquaculture business, including financing, marketing, and developing a business plan to managing cash flows and analyzing financial statements. Each chapter includes a detailed example of practical application taken from every-day experience. Written in straightforward terminology facilitating ready application, Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis is an essential tool for analyzing and improving financial performance of aquaculture operations.

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