Aquaculture Health Management

Aquaculture Health Management

Design and Operation Approaches

1st Edition - June 13, 2020

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  • Editors: Frederick Kibenge, Mark Powell
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133590
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133606

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Aquaculture Health Management: Design and Operation Approaches is an essential reference for the diverse aquaculture community. With the steadily increasing importance of healthy fish production and the expansion of the animal aquaculture industry to new geographic areas, new microbial and parasitic species with pathogenic potential continue to emerge. The book covers the broad spectrum of fish and shellfish health, the functional roles of pathogen emergence, and the impacts of nutrition and preventative medicine such as pre- and probiotics, as well as chemical treatments, relevant legislation and more. This reference takes a comprehensive approach to understanding overall fish health management, making it valuable to aquaculturists, practitioners in aquatic animal health, veterinarians and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquaculture and fisheries and their sustainable futures.

Key Features

  • Presents the biosecurity measures used to prevent the spread of disease
  • Discusses fish immunology to help readers understand preventive medicine for a healthy fish production
  • Examines the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies for healthy fish production for farming
  • Includes the most commonly researched fish, crustaceans and mollusks in aquaculture


Researchers, teachers, students, aquaculture disease practitioners, marine biologists, veterinarians, farmers, and all those in industry, government or academia in aquaculture/fisheries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Animal Health: The Foundation for Aquaculture Sustainability
    2. Husbandry of Aquatic Animals in Closed Aquaculture Systems
    3. Aquaculture Biosecurity: Practical Approach to Prevent, Control and Eradicate Diseases
    4. Immunology and Vaccinology of Aquatic Animals
    5. Disease Management of Aquatic Animals
    6. Preventative Medicine of Aquatic Animals
    7. Functional Diets in Fish Health Management
    8. Environmental Considerations in Aquaculture Health Management
    9. Health Management in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS)
    10. Application of Biological Control: Use of Cleaner Fish

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 13, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133590
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133606

About the Editors

Frederick Kibenge

Dr. Frederick Kibenge is Professor of Virology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. He obtained his BVM from Makerere University and his PhD from Murdoch University, and he is the former Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Kibenge has more than 30 years of experience investigating animal viruses and the biology of viral pathogens. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of virus virulence to improve on methods of virus detection and control.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Virology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Mark Powell

Dr. Mark Powell is Adjunct Professor of Fish Pathology for the Department of Biology at University of Bergen in Norway. He is CEO of Marineholmen RASLab AS and has held roles such as Regional Manager and Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and a senior research scientist at the Institute of Marine Research. He has worked with fish health management in aquaculture for the past 20 years with particular reference to gill and cardiac diseases and disorders. He obtained his PhD from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in fish physiology and subsequently worked in Canada, Australia, and Europe focusing on fish health management and host–pathogen interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bergen, Norway; Marineholmen RASLab AS

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