Physiology of Fish in Intensive Culture Systems / Edition 1

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This exciting new reference offers a wealth of practical and technical information on the chemical, physical, and biological effects of intensive rearing conditions on hatchery fish, and the adverse effect these factors can have on their health and physical condition. A unique combination of theory and practical applications is presented throughout the book, providing the scientific basis for managing water quality, fish cultural procedures, and the biological interactions of the fish being produced to prevent diseases and costly production losses. The book begins with a discussion of the physiological functioning of fish under normal conditions. It then explains the interactions between fish and the chemical factors in the rearing environment, including effects of the algal toxins that currently cause serious economic losses in freshwater and marine aquaculture operations world-wide. The next chapter covers the physiological effects of common fish cultural procedures, with emphasis on crowding (density tolerance), handling, and transportation, and effects on smolt development of anadromous salmonids. This section is followed by a discussion of the stress and disease problems that can result from biological interactions between the fish themselves and between fish and facultative and obligate microbial pathogens present in the rearing environment. Emphasis is on methods of preventing stress and disease problems in this section. The book concludes by exploring the biological, physical, and chemical methods of minimizing the fish pathogen load in hatchery water supplies. Thorough and complete, this indispensable resource provides professionals in fishery, biology, aquaculture, and natural resource management with the basic technical knowledge needed to improve management of the interactions between fish and the chemical, physical, and biological factors in the rearing environment. In addition, this book will serve as a useful text for undergraduate and graduate s
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412078019
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Scientific Names
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Basic Physiological Functions 10
Ch. 3 Interactions with Water Quality Conditions 60
Ch. 4 Effects of Fish Cultural Procedures 111
Ch. 5 Biological Interactions 166
Ch. 6 Managing Pathogen Exposure 202
Index 227
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