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Aquacultural Facilities and Equipment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323856911, 9780323899994

Aquacultural Facilities and Equipment

1st Edition

Author: Bimal Chandra Mal
eBook ISBN: 9780323899994
Paperback ISBN: 9780323856911
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 320
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Aquaculture Facilities and Equipment is a practical resource on the technical aspects needed for experts in the field to understand a high-performance aquaculture facility, its design and form, and the materials and systems used within the facility. The book is written at a level suitable for both field experts and students alike. It includes topics such as pond construction machinery, pumps for aquaculture, aeration for aquaculture, fish feeders, filtration systems in aquaculture, hatchery, raceways and tanks, and cage and pen culture.

This book is based on 30 years of research that is presented as a useful reference to enhance efficient aquaculture production. It will be very helpful for experts working in related fields of fishery development and for those teaching fishery science and engineering courses.

Key Features

  • Includes numerical equations for solving practical problems within an aquacultural facility
  • Combines knowledge of aquaculture science that is supported by relevant engineering inputs that boost production
  • Presents information on different types of traditional breeding, including hapa breeding, glass jar incubators, bundh breeding, induced carp breeding, hypophysation, and GnRH based inducing agents


Aquaculture practitioners, aquaculture system designers, aquaculture students and researchers. Students in the fields of Fishery Biology, Aquaculture and Environmental Engineering

Table of Contents

  1. Pond Construction Machinery
    2. Pumps for Aquaculture
    3. Aeration for Aquaculture
    4. Fish Feeder
    5. Filtration System in Aquaculture
    6. Hatchery
    7. Raceways and Tanks
    8. Cage and Pen Culture


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About the Author

Bimal Chandra Mal

Dr. Bimal Chandra Mal is a Research Professor with over 28 years of teaching Aquacultural Engineering at both Graduate level and Ph. D. level students for their dissertation at IIT Kharagpur. He received his Ph. D. from IIT Kharagpur followed by a post-doctoral study from Colorado State University, USA. He is a consultant of aquaculture to many related research and consultancy projects across the globe has and ~60 papers in Elsevier and other reputed journals. Dr. Mal is a well-known expert in his field has been awarded several awards, is an invited speaker and has 21 on-going sponsored research projects and 17 consultancy projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor of Aquacultural Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

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