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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tom Lovell
    Pages 1-10
  3. Tom Lovell
    Pages 11-71
  4. Tom Lovell
    Pages 73-92
  5. Tom Lovell
    Pages 93-105
  6. Tom Lovell
    Pages 107-127
  7. Tom Lovell
    Pages 129-144
  8. Tom Lovell
    Pages 145-162
  9. Chhorn Lim
    Pages 163-183
  10. Ronald W. Hardy
    Pages 185-203
  11. Chhorn Lim, Amber Persyn
    Pages 205-222
  12. Shigeru Arai
    Pages 223-230
  13. Edwin H. Robinson
    Pages 231-241
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 243-260

About this book

Introduction

Aquaculture is more than a science in its infancy; it is now recognized as a viable and profitable enterprise worldwide. It will continue to grow and supply an increasingly larger percentage of fishery products consumed because the oceans are inadequately managed and their yield is unpredictable. Supply, price, and quality can be controlled more effectively when fish are cultured under managed conditions, like corn in a field. As aquaculture technology has evolved, there has been a trend toward higher yields and faster growth which has necessitated enhancing or replacing natural foods with prepared diets. In many aquaculture operations today, feed accounts for over half of the vari­ able operating cost. Feeding fish in their aqueous environment takes on dimensions beyond those considered in fee ding land animals; the nutrient requirements, feeding practices, and feeding environment are unique for fish. Knowledge on nutrition and practical feeding of fish is essential to successful aquaculture. This book is intended to be helpful to students, scientists, practic­ ing nutritionists, and aquaculturists. It covers the known nutrient requirements and deficiency effects for various fishes. It discusses nu­ trient sources and preparation of research and practical feeds. It gives direction for designing and conducting fish nutrition and feeding ex­ periments. Feeding practices for several commercially important fishes representing diverse culture systems (coldwater fish, warm­ water fish, crustaceans, pond cultures, and highly artificial cultures) are presented. One book, of course, cannot be all-encompassing in the area of fish nutrition and feeding.

Keywords

amino acid aquaculture corn crustacea environment evolution fish food growth iron nutrition quality science water

Authors and affiliations

  • Tom Lovell
    • 1
  1. 1.Auburn UniversityUSA

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