Economic Aspects: Fisheries and Culture

Economic Aspects: Fisheries and Culture

1st Edition - December 27, 1985

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  • Editor: Anthony Jr. Provenzano
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154413

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The Biology of Crustacea, Volume 10: Economic Aspects: Fisheries and Culture focuses on economic aspects of elements of crustacean biology associated primarily with the production of human food, namely, fisheries and culture. Organized into five chapters, this book deals first with the groups comprising the commercially important shrimps and prawns and their near relatives, as well as the generally used fishing method. It then describes the role and impact of body form in the biology and especially the fisheries of crabs. Subsequent chapter centers on lobsters and their kin, particularly the impact on fisheries methods and management approaches of behavioral responses to environment, modes of reproduction, recruitment, and population dynamics. Culture methods and factors important in managing systems through water quality control are then reported. Lastly, large-scale culture of major decapod groups, including the general biological characteristics of decapods relevant to aquaculture, is presented. This book will help stimulate the further exploration of some of the most fascinating and exciting problems in applied crustacean biology.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface

    General Acknowledgments

    Preface to Volume 10

    Classification of the Decapoda

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1. Fisheries Biology of Shrimps and Shrimplike Animals

    I. Introduction

    II. Fishing Gear and Methods

    III. Penaeid Shrimps

    IV. Caridean Shrimps

    V. Stomatopod and Zooplankton Fisheries

    VI. Food Technology

    VII. Perspectives


    2. The Biology and Exploitation of Crabs

    I. Crab Defined

    II. Uniqueness of the Crab Form

    III. Exploitation

    IV. Summary


    3. Fisheries Biology of Lobsters and Crayfishes

    I. Introduction

    II. General Biology

    III. Population Dynamics

    IV. The Fisheries

    V. Perspectives


    4. Culture of Crustaceans: General Principles

    I. Purposes of Cultivation

    II. Culture Systems and Their Management

    III Criteria for Aquaculture Species: Characteristics of Crustaceans

    IV. Seed Supplies

    V. Growout


    5. Commercial Culture of Decapod Crustaceans

    I. Historical Development and General Introduction

    II. Biology of Decapods as Related to Culture

    III. Culture of Shrimps and Prawns

    IV. Culture of Anomurans

    V. Culture of Crabs

    VI. Culture of Macruran Reptantia—The Lobsters and Their Kin

    VII. Summary and Perspectives


    Taxonomic Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: December 27, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154413

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Anthony Jr. Provenzano

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