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Fish Nutrition - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780123196521, 9780080494920

Fish Nutrition

3rd Edition

Editor: Ronald Hardy
eBook ISBN: 9780080494920
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th April 2002
Page Count: 500
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This third edition of Fish Nutrition is a comprehensive treatise on nutrient requirements and metabolism in major species of fish used in aquaculture or scientific experiments. It covers nutrients required and used in cold water, warm water, fresh water, and marine species for growth and reproduction. It also highlights basic physiology and biochemistry of the nutrients and applications of these principles to scientific and practical diet formulations and to manufacturing techniques for major species used worldwide in aquaculture.

Key Features

Nutrient requirements for dietary formulations for fish farming
Digestive physiology
Comparative nutritional requirements of different species
Fish as unique animals for certain metabolic pathways


Fish and marine biologists, biochemists, graduate students in fisheries and veterinary science.

Table of Contents

Dominique P. Bureau, Sadasivam J. Kaushik, and C.Young Cho

The Vitamins
John E. Halver

Amino Acids and Proteins
Robert P. Wilson

The Lipids
John R. Sargent, Douglas R. Tocher, and J. Gordon Bell

The Minerals
Santosh P. Lall

Intermediary Metabolism
Konrad Dabrowski and Helga Guderley

Nutritional Physiology
Michael B. Rust

Nutritional Pathology
Ronald J. Roberts

Diet Formulation and Manufacture
Ronald W. Hardy and Frederick T. Barrows

Adventitious Toxins
Jerry D. Hendricks

Special Feeds
George M. Pigott and Barbee W. Tucker

Nutrition and Fish Health
Delbert M. Gatlin III

Diet and Fish Husbandry
Richard T. Lovell

Nutrient Flow and Retention
John E. Halver and Ronald W. Hardy


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8th April 2002
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About the Editor

Ronald Hardy

Ronald Hardy is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and past Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Idaho, Moscow. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Fisheries, conducting his dissertation on the effects of dietary protein and pyridoxine levels on growth and disease resistance of Chinook salmon. He is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition and the World Aquaculture Society, serving as the Vice President of the latter from 2001 to 2003. In addition to co-editing the previous edition of Fish Nutrition, Dr.Hardy has authored over 50 books and book chapters, and over 300 scientific papers, proceedings and popular articles on fish feed and fish nutrition. He served as chair of the committee that produced the 2011 National Research Council (NRC) bulletin Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA


"...the breadth and depth of this text clearly make this an important publication and timely reference for researchers in the fields of fish nutritional physiology and aquaculture. ...interesting for everybody who is willing to accept that the nutritional physiology of fishes is every bit as interesting an human nutritional physiology."

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