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Main Title Advances in Marine and Brackishwater Aquaculture [electronic resource] /
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Author Title of a Work
Perumal, Santhanam.
A.R., Thirunavukkarasu.
Pachiappan, Perumal.
Publisher Springer India : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number QH541.5.W3; QH541.5.F7; QH541.5.S3
ISBN 9788132222712
Subjects Life sciences. ; Oceanography. ; Aquatic biology. ; Wildlife management. ; Marine Sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation XVII, 262 p. 82 illus., 57 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Isolation and culture of microalgae -- 2. Recent advances in rotifer culture and its application for larviculture of fin fishes -- 3. Production and preservation of Artemia -- 4. Intensive indoor and outdoor pilot scale culture of marine copepods -- 5. Culture of marine polychaetes -- 6. Probiotics: Live boon to aquaculture -- 7. Sponge associated microbes: A potential probiotics for the management of fish diseases -- 8. Controlled breeding, seed production and culture of brackishwater fishes -- 9. Culture of seabass (Lates calcarifer) in cages in pond -- 10. Concept of stress and its mitigation in aquaculture -- 11. Breeding and rearing of marine ornamentals -- 12. Breeding and seed production of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon -- 13. Semi intensive culture techniques for shrimp farming -- 14. Breeding, larval rearing and farming of mangrove crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal, 1775) -- 15. Review of prospects for lobster farming -- 16. Mussel farming and its potential in India -- 17. Breeding and culture of sea cucumbers in India -- 18. Culture and values of sea urchin -- 19. Methods of cultivation and economic values of seaweeds -- 20. Water quality management in fish hatchery and grow-out systems -- 21. An overview of aquafeed formulation and processing -- 22. Cryopreservation of fish gametes and its role in enhancing aquaculture production -- 23. Aquaculture disease diagnosis and health management. This book compiles the latest findings in the field of marine and brackishwater aquaculture. It covers significant topics such as techniques of culture of live feeds (microalgae, rotifer, Artemia, marine copepod & polychaetes), while also highlighting vital themes like the culture and applications of free and marine sponge associated microbial probiotics, controlled breeding, seed production and culture of commercially important fin and shell fishes. Moreover, the book focuses on the breeding and culture of marine ornamental fishes, sea cucumber and sea urchin, and discusses seaweeds culture, aqua feed formulation and nutrition, water quality management in hatchery and grow-out culture systems, fish disease diagnosis and health management and cryopreservation of fish gametes for sustainable aquaculture practices, all from a multidimensional perspective. The global fish production was 154 million tonnes in 2011 which more or less consisted of capture and culture fisheries (FAO, 2012). Roughly 80% of this is from inland-freshwater aquaculture and the remainder from capture fisheries in the marine and brackishwater sector. However, marine and brackishwater catches have recently begun to diminish due to overexploitation, climate change and pollution. The UNEP report affirmed that if the world remains on its current course of overfishing, by 2050, the ocean fish stock could become extinct or no longer commercially viable to exploit. In these circumstances, aquaculture is considered to be a promising sector to fulfill our future protein requirement. However, brackishwater and marine fish production now face serious challenges due to e.g. lack of quality fish seeds, feeds, poor water quality management and diseases.