Aquaculture Production Systems [NOOK Book]


Aquaculture is an increasingly diverse industry with an ever-growing number of species cultured and production systems available to professionals. A basic understanding of production systems is vital to the successful practice of aquaculture.

Published with the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Production Systems captures the huge diversity of production systems used in the production of shellfish and finfish in one concise volume that ...

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Aquaculture Production Systems

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Aquaculture is an increasingly diverse industry with an ever-growing number of species cultured and production systems available to professionals. A basic understanding of production systems is vital to the successful practice of aquaculture.

Published with the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Production Systems captures the huge diversity of production systems used in the production of shellfish and finfish in one concise volume that allows the reader to better understand how aquaculture depends upon and interacts with its environment.

The systems examined range from low input methods to super-intensive systems. Divided into five sections that each focus on a distinct family of systems, Aquaculture Production Systems serves as an excellent text to those just being introduced to aquaculture as well as being a valuable reference to well-established professionals seeking information on production methods.

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“The book provides both a valuable introduction to aquaculture for new students or the curious layman and serves as an indispensable reference for the seasoned academic or industry professional seeking the latest comprehensive information addressing aquaculture production systems and how they interact with the environment.” (Journal of aquatic Food Product Technology, 27 February 2013)

“It will, however, be a useful resource for students and early-career aquaculture scientists. In addition, the book should be of interest to non-aquaculture professionals and practitioners who wish to have a compilation volume that gives concise overviews of the production systems that are used to farm aquatic animals.” (Aquaculture International, 1 October 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118250099
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Series: World Aquaculture Society Book Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,334,567
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

James H. Tidwell is Professor and Chair of the Division of Aquaculture at the Aquaculture Research Center at Kentucky State University.
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Table of Contents


1 The Role of Aquaculture
James H. Tidwell and Geoff Allen
1.1 Seafood demand
1.2 Seafood supply
1.3 Seafood trade
1.4 Status of aquaculture
1.5 Production systems
1.6 The future and the challenge
1.7 References
2 History of Aquaculture
Robert R. Stickney and Granvil D. Treece
2.1 Beginnings of aquaculture
2.2 Expansion prior to the mid-1800s
2.3 The explosion of hatcheries
2.4 Art becomes science
2.5 Commercial finfish species development
2.6 Shrimp culture
2.7 Mollusk culture
2.8 Controversy
2.9 References
3 Functions and Characteristics of All Aquaculture Systems
James H. Tidwell
3.1 Difference in aquatic and terrestrial livestock
3.2 Ecological services provided by aquaculture production systems
3.3 Diversity of aquaculture animals
3.4 Temperature classifications of aquacultured animals
3.5 Temperature control in aquaculture systems
3.6 Providing oxygen in aquaculture systems
3.7 Waste control in aquaculture systems
3.8 Aquaculture systems as providers of natural foods
3.9 References
4 Characterization and Categories of Aquaculture Production System
James H. Tidwell
4.1 Open systems
4.2 Semi-closed systems
4.3 Closed systems
4.4 Hybrid systems
4.5 References
5 Shellfish Aquaculture
Robert Rheault
5.1 Major species in culture (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels)
5.2 History
5.3 Biology
5.4 Culture basics
5.5 Extensive versus intensive culture
5.6 Spat-collection - hatchery, nursery, grow-out
5.7 Cultured algae
5.8 Spawning
5.9 Larval development
5.10 Setting
5.11 Nursery and growout scale considerations
5.12 Nursery methods
5.13 Growout methods
5.14 Fouling
5.15 Fouling control strategies
5.16 Predation
5.17 Harvest
5.18 Food safety
5.19 Shellfish diseases
5.20 Disease management options
5.21 Genetics - selective breeding
5.22 Triploidy
5.23 Harmful algal blooms
5.24 Site selection
5.25 Carrying capacity
5.26 Permitting challenges
5.27 Non-native species
5.28 References
6 Cage Culture in Freshwater and Protected Marine Areas
Michael P. Masser
6.1 Current status of cage culture
6.2 History and evolution of cage culture
6.3 Advantages and disadvantages of cages
6.4 Site selection
6.5 Stocking cages
6.6 Feeding caged fish
6.7 Polyculture and integrated systems
6.8 Problems with cage culture
6.9 Economics of cage culture
6.10 Sustainability issues
6.11 References
7 Ocean Cage Culture
Richard Langan
7.1 The context for open ocean farming
7.2 Characterization and selection of open ocean sites
7.3 Technologies for open ocean farming
7.4 Finfish species cultivated in open ocean cages
7.5 Environmental considerations
7.6 Future prospects and challenges
7.7 References
8 Reservoir Ranching
Steven D. Mims and Richard J. Onders
8.1 Reservoir ranching vs. culture-based fisheries
8.2 Reservoir
8.3 Natural processes of reservoirs
8.4 Selection of reservoirs for reservoir ranching
8.5 Fish species selection
8.6 Stocking density and size
8.7 Status of reservoir ranching around the world
8.8 Summary
8.9 References
9 Flow-Through Raceways
Gary Fornshell, Jeff Hinshaw and James Tidwell
9.1 Types of raceways
9.2 Physical requirements
9.3 Water requirements
9.4 Carrying capacity
9.5 Water consumption and waste management
9.6 Feeding and inventory management
9.7 Summary
9.8 References
10 Ponds
Craig Tucker and John Hargreaves
10.1 Species cultured
10.2 Pond types
10.3 Water use
10.4 Pond culture intensity and ecological services
10.5 Food in pond aquaculture
10.6 Life support in pond aquaculture
10.7 Land use and the ecological footprint of pond aquaculture
10.8 Consequences of unregulated algal growth
10.9 Practical constraints on pond aquaculture production
10.10 Comparative economics of culture systems
10.11 Sustainability issues
10.12 Trends and research needs
10.13 References
11 Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
James M. Ebeling and Michael B. Timmons
11.1 Positive attributes
11.2 Overview of system engineering
11.3 Culture tanks
11.4 Waste solids removal
11.5 Cornell dual-drain system
11.6 Settling basins and tanks
11.7 Mechanical filters
11.8 Granular media filters
11.9 Disposal of the solids
11.10 Biofiltration
11.11 Choice of biofilter
11.12 Aeration and oxygenation
11.13 Carbon dioxide removal
11.14 Monitoring and control
11.15 Current system engineering design
11.16 Recirculation system design
11.17 Four major water treatment variables
11.18 Summary of four production terms
11.19 Stocking density
11.20 Engineering design example
11.21 Conclusion
11.22 References
12 Biofloc Based Aquaculture Systems
Craig L. Browdy, Andrew J. Ray, John W. Leffler and Yoram Avnimelech
12.1 Bioflocs
12.2 Oxygen dynamics
12.3 Re-suspension, mixing and sludge management
12.4 Nitrogenous waste products
12.5 Temperature
12.6 Feeds and feeding
12.7 Economics
12.8 Sustainability
12.9 Outlook and research needs
12.10 Acknowledgement
12.11 References
13 Partitioned Aquaculture Systems
D.E. Brune, Craig Tucker, Mike Massingill, and Jesse Chappell
13.1 High rate ponds in aquaculture - the partitioned aquaculture system
13.2 PAS fingerling production
13.3 Flow-through PAS - the controlled eutrophication process
13.4 Photoautotrophic and chemoautotrophic PAS for marine shrimp production
13.5 Alabama in-pond raceway system
13.6 Mississippi split-pond aquaculture system
13.7 California pond way system
13.8 References
14 Aquaponics - Integrating Fish and Plant Culture
James D. Rakocy
14.1 System design
14.2 Fish production
14.3 Solids
14.4 Biofiltration
14.5 Hydroponic subsystems
14.6 Sump
14.7 Construction materials
14.8 Component ratios
14.9 Plant growth requirements
14.10 Nutrient dynamics
14.11 Vegetable selection
14.12 Crop production systems
14.13 Pest and disease control
14.14 Approaches to system design
14.15 Economics
14.16 Prospects for the future
14.17 References
15 In-Pond Raceways
Michael P. Masser
15.1 Development of the in-pond raceway
15.2 Stocking and feeding
15.3 Backup systems and disease treatments
15.4 Comparison to other culture systems
15.5 Sustainability issues
15.6 Future trends
15.7 References
16 On the Drawing Board
James H. Tidwell
16.1 Future trends
16.2 References

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