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Application of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems in Japan

  • Toshio Takeuchi

Part of the Fisheries Science Series book series (FISHSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. What Is Recirculating Aquaculture Systems?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Basic Information of Closed Recirculating Systems from the View Point of Bioscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
      Pages 21-53
  4. Tackle of Recirculating Aquaculture in Fishes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Yoshihiro Suzuki, Toshiro Maruyama
      Pages 57-74
    3. Hiroyuki Yoshino
      Pages 75-100
    4. Kotaro Kikuchi
      Pages 101-126
    5. Yoshihiro Suzuki
      Pages 127-144
    6. Marcy N. Wilder, Setsuo Nohara
      Pages 145-173
    7. Yoshikazu Koizumi, Youichi Tsuji
      Pages 175-211
  5. Applications and Other Consideration for Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
      Pages 215-236
    3. Naoyuki Kato, Mutsumi Kawamata
      Pages 237-255
    4. Toshio Takeuchi, Masato Endo
      Pages 257-266
    5. Shusaku Kadowaki, Yuuki Kitadai
      Pages 267-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-333

About this book


This is the first English book to address the current development of closed recirculating aquaculture systems (cRASs) in Japan, and its implications for industry in the near future. It offers an introduction to the topic and discusses the industrial application of cRASs. Around Europe, cRASs using freshwater have been developed, but to date there is little information about cRASs using the saltwater. As such, the book introduces the technical development of cRASs using the saltwater in Japan and describes measures necessary for their industrialization. It also discusses in detail various species, e.g., flounder, pejerrey, kuruma shrimp, white shrimp and abalone, which have been raised in cRASs. Furthermore, it presents wide topics concerning the technological development of aquariums, an area in which progressive Japanese techniques dominate. Lastly, the book also examines CERAS and poly-culture in Japan.

The book is a valuable resource for a wide readership, such as local government officers, energy-industry staff, maintenance and system engineers, as well as those from the construction, agriculture and fishery industries. 


Aquaculture Closed system Recirculation Seed Production cRASs Aquaponics Aquarium Biomass Ecological system Fish farm Poly-Eco-Aquaculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshio Takeuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo University of Marine Science and TechnologyMinato-kuJapan

About the editors

Toshio Takeuchi, President
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic information


“This book will introduce you to the world of ”Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.” If your goal is to enjoy that world and to find detailed information on its technical and scientific aspects, you’ve found the right book. … The Japanese-made aquaculture system introduced in this book will invite you to consider the future of the system, and to promote aquaculture in your own country.” (Translated from Japanese, Dr. Masaharu Tokuda, Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, Vol. 84 (3), 2018)