International Aquafeed, 2005
"Do we really need yet another book about aquaculture? As far as this 502-page work goes, the answer is a resounding 'yes'. The experience and knowledge of 27 experts in their fields has been combined into one comprehensive document edited by Australians John Lucas and Paul Southgate. This book provides the latest information on the culture of fish, shellfish and algae in fresh and marine water, both to academics involved in aquaculture research and teaching and to fish farmers who need reviews of pertinent topics related to aquaculture."
"Thematic chapters provide critical reviews of special topics, with theories and literature reviews followed by practical examples. Thus, rather than just providing mere facts for fish farmers, the text is often thought-provoking and the chapters are structured so as to teach and advise."
"This book will definitely find a place in university libraries, in the offices of policy-makers and with economists looking for production and marketing figures. Throughout, there is ample realism in the writing approach and many real-life examples to back up the conclusions drawn. Fish farmers can benefit greatly from the thematic chapters, as well as from those pertaining to the specific plant or animal they are keeping or intending to farm. Also, they may explore new species, using the wealth of information supplied."
African Journal of Aquatic Science
"Anyone studying the subject or working or in any way interested in aquaculture would be well advised to aquire and study this wide-ranging book. One of the real 'bibles' on the aquaculture industry at this important stage of its development." Fishing Boat World, 2006 and also Ausmarine, 2006)