Fish Nutrition

Fish Nutrition

3rd Edition - April 8, 2002

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  • Editor: Ronald W. Hardy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080494920

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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

  • Bioenergetics
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: April 8, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080494920

About the Editor

Ronald W. Hardy

Ronald W. 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. Dr Hardy 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, he 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

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