Freshwater Aquaculture: A Handbook for Small Scale Fish Culture in North America

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Freshwater Aquaculture is the definitive guide to freshwater aquaculture, an indispensable resource for both professional aquaculturists and backyard fish growers. William McLarney, scientist and pioneer in the field, describes every aspect of aquaculture, from the underlying scientific concepts to step-by-step instructions for each type, size, and phase of culture. Numerous species are discussed in detail, from catfish and trout to freshwater shrimp and clams. The emphasis throughout is on energy efficiency and ...

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Overview

Freshwater Aquaculture is the definitive guide to freshwater aquaculture, an indispensable resource for both professional aquaculturists and backyard fish growers. William McLarney, scientist and pioneer in the field, describes every aspect of aquaculture, from the underlying scientific concepts to step-by-step instructions for each type, size, and phase of culture. Numerous species are discussed in detail, from catfish and trout to freshwater shrimp and clams. The emphasis throughout is on energy efficiency and ways to work profitably within natural ecosystems

Using numerous tables, hints, and details of how and how not to do it, McLarney proves fish culture need not be hit or miss, with endless trial and error, financial losses, and discouragement to the prospective farmer.

Nothing has been overlooked in this guide. As well as providing all the basic information on the culture of North American freshwater food fishes, the author has explained the various aquaculture systems, including those integrated with plants, land animals, and cage cultures. Pond construction and repair, water quality and chemistry, marketing and shipping concerns, diseases, and legal restrictions are all explored. Freshwater Aquaculture includes cooking methods for the different species as well as a large appendix describing qualities such as habitat, ease of culture, and flavor of the thirty-five food fishes discussed. A thorough resource section provides valuable information on publications, supplies, advice, and training.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781626549906
  • Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Pages: 594
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    An Indispensable Book William McLarney provides us with a compr

    An Indispensable Book

    William McLarney provides us with a comprehensive guide that can work for beginners as it is clear enough for anyone to follow, but will be especially helpful as a detailed reference for experienced aquaculturists. In addition to detailing what methods work and why in great depth, McLarney gives us numerous examples of global aquaculture while primarily focusing on its practice in North America. Unlike other books I've seen on this subject, McLarney stresses the importance of sustainability within your system and includes examples of low-input and high-output designs. While aquaculture is a science, McLarney welcomes innovation and experimentations by encouraging his readers to craft an environment to meets their needs.




    McLarney approaches science as a craft, which makes this work stand out among other how-to guides. With its thorough instructions and insightful explanations, Freshwater Aquaculture is essential to both novice and seasoned aquaculturists.
     

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