Since the first edition of this book, 17 years ago, aquaculture hasconsolidated its position as an important means of producing foodand as a contributor to global food security. Cage aquaculture toohas continued to expand apace. The third edition of this important,useful and well-received book maintains the original aim ofproviding a thorough synthesis of information on cages and cageaquaculture practices with data and examples encompassing all majorworld regions.
Fully updated, the book’s comprehensive contents includedetails of the origin and principles of cage aquaculture and anoverview of its current position. Contents of the chaptersfollowing include key information on cage design and construction,site selection, environmental impacts and environmental capacity,management, and potential problems in cage aquaculture systems. Acomprehensive reference list and index are included to helpreaders.
The volume is essential reading for all personnel involved infish and shellfish farms that use cages, and for all thoseembarking on a career in aquaculture. Cage manufacturers and otherssupplying the aquaculture trade will find much of commercial usewithin the book. All those involved in aquaculture research andequipment design should have a copy of this most useful book. Alllibraries in universities and research establishments whereaquaculture, environmental science, aquatic science, fish biologyand fisheries are studied and taught should have several copies ontheir shelves.
About the Author
Dr Malcolm Beveridge is based at the FRS Freshwater Laboratory, Pitlochry, Scotland, UK.
Table of Contents
1 CAGE AQUACULTURE - ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES.
1.1 Principles of aquaculture.
1.2 Rearing facilities.
1.3 The origins of cage culture.
2 CAGE AQUACULTURE - AN OVERVIEW.
2.1 Diversity of cage types.
2.2 Cages and cage aquaculture.
2.3 Cage culture and aquaculture.
2.4 Advantages and disadvantages of cage culture.
3 CAGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
3.1 Size, shape and materials.
3.2 Traditional designs.
3.3 Modern designs.
Appendix 3.1 Current force on a single panel of a net cage (fromLøland 1993a).
Appendix 3.2 Example of computation of cage flotationcomputation.
Appendix3.3 Calculation of the buoyancy of a 3 x 3 x 3 m bamboocage (see Section 3.3.2).
4 SITE SELECTION.
4.1 Environmental criteria for farmed aquatic species.
4.2 Environmental criteria for cages.
4.3 Site facilities and management.
4.4 Concluding remarks.
5 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAPACITY.
5.1 Resource consumptiion.
5.2 The cage aquaculture process.
5.4 Modelling environmental capacity.
Appendix 5.1 Example of intensive cage rainbow trout productionassessment for a temperate natural lake.
Appendix 5.2 Example of extensive cage tilapia production for atropical reservoir.
Appendix 5.3 Example of semi‑intensive cage tilapiaproduction assessment for a tropical lake.
6.1 Transport and stocking.
6.2 Feeds and feeding.
6.3 Routine management.
7.3 Drifting objects.
7.7 Predators and scavengers.
7.9 Weather and climate.
Appendix 7.1 Example of calculation for aeration system designfor freshwater rainbow trout cage.
What People are Saying About This
“This is the third edition of a book first published seven years ago. The book and cage aquaculture have come a long way in that time.
Doctor Beveridge’s book is quite simply the key text book for the fast growing cage aquaculture industry. The latest edition describes all the most recent developments in this increasingly important and very fast developing sector of the marine industry”
Review appeared in:
Ausmarine (incorporating Professional Fisherman),and Fishing Boat World, both 2006
"This review of fish culture in cages thoroughly discusses water-based systems of aquaculture. The author characterizes and elaborates advantages and disadvantages relative to land-based systems such as ponds and raceways... The book is logically organized and clearly written."
Journal of Environmental Quality, 2006