Aquaculture Toxicology

Aquaculture Toxicology

1st Edition - November 23, 2020

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  • Editors: Frederick Kibenge, Bernardo Baldisserotto, Roger Chong
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213377
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213384

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Aquaculture Toxicology is an essential resource of practical information that covers mechanisms of toxicity and their responses to toxic agents, including aspects of uptake, metabolism and excretion of toxicants in fish, crustaceans and mollusks. This is a reliable, up-to-date, “all inclusive” reference guide that provides an understanding of toxicology information for the aquaculture industry. Written by respected international experts recognized in specific areas of toxicology, this book covers toxins at the environmental, cellular and molecular levels. It identifies areas where more research is needed to generate more knowledge to support a sustainable aquaculture industry, including pharmaceutical pollutants and microplastics.

Key Features

  • Presents clinical information for the three major aquatic food animals (fish, crustaceans and mollusks)
  • Discusses commonly used chemicals in aquaculture and their effects on aquatic animals and the environment
  • Provides the latest advancements in the field of toxicity to facilitate fisheries and aquaculture research


Researchers, teachers, students, diagnostic laboratory staff, clinical veterinarians, aquaculture disease practitioners, biologists, farmers, and all those in industry, government or academia interested in aquaculture, fisheries and comparative biology

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Frederick Stephen Kibenge, Roger S. M. Chong and Bernardo Baldisserotto
    1. Appearance of the major aquatic animal species in aquaculture
    Frederick Stephen Kibenge
    2. General Introduction Toxicology of Aquatic Animals
    Bernardo Baldisserotto
    3. Disinfectants and Antifoulants
    Samantha Eslava Martins and Camila de Martinez Gaspar Martins
    4. Metals
    Claudia Bueno dos Reis Martinez, Juliana D. S. Rocha and Paulo Cesar Meletti
    5. Agrochemicals
    Vania Loro
    6. Pharmaceutical Pollutants
    Helena C. Silva de Assis
    7. Oil and Derivatives
    Helen Sadauskas-Henrique, Luciana Rodrigues de Souza-Bastos and Grazyelle Sebrenski da Silva
    8. Microplastics
    Melanie Lopes da Silva, Fábio Araújo and Rebecca Castro Appendix Frederick Stephen Kibenge, Roger S. M. Chong and Bernardo Baldisserotto

Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213377
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213384

About the Editors

Frederick Kibenge

Dr. Fred Kibenge is Professor of Virology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I, Canada, where he has been Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology for several years, and teaches veterinary virology in the second year of the DVM curriculum. He has been working with animal viruses for more than 30 years in addition to prior extensive post-doctoral research experience in virology in UK and USA. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, ACVM (sub-specialty Immunology). He has published extensively on the detection and virology of fish viruses.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Bernardo Baldisserotto

Bernardo Baldisserotto is a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Federal University of Santa Maria. He has published five books on fish physiology and fish culture, and has organized and participated in numerous other books and journal publications. Dr. Baldisserotto is editor-in-chief for the Physiology and Biochemistry section of Neotropical Ichthyology and associate editor of Fishes and the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil

Roger Chong

Dr. Roger Sie-Maen CHONG is a veterinary specialist in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK), with expertise in fish and shellfish pathology as applied to the health and biosecurity of aquacultured species. He is officially registered as a specialist by the Queensland Board of Veterinary Surgeons for Veterinary Aquatic Animal Health (Australia) and by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Fish Health and Production (UK). He is also a certified Fish Pathologist recognized by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society. Dr. Chong has worked in Hong Kong with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation, in Queensland with the Biosecurity Queensland and is presently a research fish pathologist with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Veterinary Specialist of Fish Health and Production, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK; Registered Specialist of Veterinary Aquatic Animal Health, Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board; Australia Veterinary Aquatic Pathologist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

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