Fish Energetics

New Perspectives

  • Peter Tytler
  • Peter Calow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Evolutionary Aspects of Energy Budgets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Peter Calow
      Pages 13-31
    3. Imants G. Priede
      Pages 33-64
  3. Food and Feeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Colin R. Townsend, Ian J. Winfield
      Pages 67-98
    3. T. J. Pandian, E. Vivekanandan
      Pages 99-124
    4. A. G. J. Tacon, C. B. Cowey
      Pages 155-183
    5. A. J. Matty, K. P. Lone
      Pages 185-209
  4. Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Malcolm Jobling
      Pages 213-230
    3. R. J. Wootton
      Pages 231-254
  5. Energy Budgets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. A. E. Brafield
      Pages 257-281
    3. N. M. Soofiani, A. D. Hawkins
      Pages 283-307
    4. B. Knights
      Pages 309-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-349

About this book


It is almost thirty years since Professor G. G. Winberg established the basis for experimental studies in fish energetics with the publication of his monograph, Rate of Metabolism and Food Requirements of Fishes. His ultimate aim was to develop a scientific approach to fish culture and management, and the immense volume of literature generated in the ensuing years has been mainly in response to the demand for information from a rapidly expanding, world-wide aquaculture industry and to the shortcomings of contemporary practices in fisheries management. The purpose of this book is not to review this literature compre­ hensively, but, assuming an informed readership, to focus attention on topics in which new knowledge and theory are beginning to be applied in practice. Most emphasis has been placed on food; feeding; production (growth and reproduction) and energy budgeting, as these have most influence on the development of fish culture. Some chapters offer practical advice for the selection of methods, and warn of pitfalls in previous approaches. In others the influence of new theory on the interpretation of studies in fish energetics is discussed in the context of resource allocation and adaptation. We hope that the scope of material presented here will have sufficient interest and value to help significantly to fulfil Winberg's original objectives.


amino acid aquaculture development fish growth metabolism nutrition reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Tytler
  • Peter Calow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7920-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7918-8
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