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Sea Cucumbers

This is the first resource dedicated to the sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus), one of China and Asia’s most prized seafood. This book aims to summarize the historical and most recent aspects of its trade and aquaculture, as well as key aspects of its biology anatomy, population dynamics, reproduction, development, physiology, and biochemistry. It is the first book to offer key aspect related to hatchery and aquaculture techniques, nutritional and medical values, and information on markets and trade flow. With sea cucumber harvest and aquaculture booming worldwide, comprehensive knowledge of China’s technological breakthroughs in this rapidly expanding field is timely. The book is essential to understanding the cultural underpinnings of insatiable market demands for sea cucumbers, what drives sea cucumber trade, provides key biological information and important aquaculture techniques that can be adapted to other species.


Aquaculture scientists and extension agents, environmental biologists, aquatic scientists, graduate students, government officials and policy-makers and aquaculture practitioners


Published: January 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-799953-1


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