Intensive tilapia co-culture is the commercial production of various species of tilapia in conjunction with one or more other marketable species. Tilapia are attractive as a co-cultured fish because of their potential to improve water quality, especially in penaeid shrimp ponds, by consuming plankton and detritus and by altering pathogenic bacterial populations while increasing marketable production.
Following introductory chapters covering ecological aspects of co-culture, tilapia feeding habits, historical use, and new models, Tilapia in Intensive Co-Culture is divided into co-culture in freshwater and marine environments. Co-culture core information is presented on Vibrio control, high-rate aquaculture processes, aquaponics, tilapia nutrient profile, and tilapia niche economics and marketing in the U.S, and with carp, catfish, freshwater and marine shrimp in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.
Tilapia in Intensive Co-Culture is the latest book in the prestigious World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Series, published for WAS by Wiley Blackwell. It will be of great use and interest to researchers, producers, investors and policy makers considering tilapia co-culture in terms of environmental and economic sustainability.
About the Author
Peter W. Perschbacher is retired Associate Professor of Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, USA.
Robert R. Stickney is Professor Emeritus Oceanography and former Sea Grant Director at Texas A & M University in College Station, USA.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors ix
Chapter 1. Ecological Basis of Tilapia Co-culture Systems 1Ana Milstein and Martha Hernández
Chapter 2. Tilapia Feeding Habits and Environmental Tolerances 25Robert R. Stickney
Chapter 3. Historical Use of Tilapia in Intensive Co-culture 36Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 4. New Models and Rationales 50Robert R. Stickney, Peter W. Perschbacher, and Nick Parker
Chapter 5. Sustainability Needs and Challenges: Marine Systems 71Robert R. Stickney and Robert W. Brick
Chapter 6. Luminous Vibrio and the Greenwater Culture of the Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon with Tilapia 81Gilda D. Lio-Po
Chapter 7. Tilapia–Shrimp Polyculture 94Kevin M. Fitzsimmons and Erfan Shahkar
Chapter 8. Sustainability Needs and Challenges: Freshwater Systems 114Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 9. Pond Co-culture with Catfish Research in the Americas, with Emphasis on Cage-Confined Tilapia 129Peter W. Perschbacher
Chapter 10. Tilapia Co-culture in Cages and In-pond Raceways 148Michael Masser
Chapter 11. Tilapia–Macrobrachium Polyculture 156Michael B. New and Wagner C. Valenti
Chapter 12. Tilapia in High-Rate Aquaculture Processes 186David E. Brune
Chapter 13. Tilapia Co-culture in Egypt 211Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed
Chapter 14. Tilapia Co-culture in Israeli Fishponds and Reservoirs 237Ana Milstein
Chapter 15. Aquaponics 246Rebecca L. Nelson
Chapter 16. Nutrient Profiles of Tilapia 261Ioannis T. Karapanagiotidis
Chapter 17. The Economics of Small-Scale Tilapia Aquaculture in the United States 306Siddhartha Dasgupta and Richard C. Bryant
Appendix 1. Field Key to the Commonly Cultured Tilapias, with Species Synopses 319Peter W. Perschbacher
Appendix 2. World Hybrid Tilapia Literature 1980–2014∗ 324Frank J. Schwartz
Scientific Names Index 333
Topical Index 335
Color Plates appear after page 318