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Fish Nutrition - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128195871

Fish Nutrition

4th Edition

Editor: Ronald Hardy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128195871
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 816
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Fish Nutrition, Fourth Edition is an up-to-date, authoritative presentation of all key elements of the nutrition of fish and crustaceans. As aquaculture is rapidly expanding, more than 200 herbivorous and carnivorous species occupy a diverse range of ecological niches, and have therefore evolved to utilize a wide array of food sources. This new edition highlights these differences and covers the complexity and challenges associated with fish nutrition, addressing nutrient requirements to produce high-quality, healthful and sustainable resources, the essential nutrients for fish species, including proteins and amino acids, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, a feed quality assessment, and fish pathology.

Led by a team of international experts, this edition provides readers with new information on the use of high-throughput technologies in fish nutrition research, the role of feeds on the community structure of the microbiome, and advances in essential nutrient requirements.

Key Features

  • Features expansive updates to the previous edition, including a new chapter dedicated to diet analysis and evaluation
  • Addresses the roles of fish nutrition and feeds on sustainability and the environmental impacts of aquaculture
  • Covers basic nutritional biochemistry and applied nutritional topics


Researchers and professionals in ichthyology, aquaculture, general fish studies; graduate students in fish nutrition

Table of Contents

1. History of Fish Nutrition
2. Bioenergetics
3. Vitamins
4. Amino Acids and Proteins
5. Lipids
6. Minerals
7. Carbohydrates
8. Nutritional Physiology
9. Diet Formulation and Manufacture
10. Diet Analysis and Evaluation
11. Adventitious Toxins and Antinutrients
12. Nutritional Pathology
13. Nutritional Supplements and Fish Health
14. Feeding and Fish Husbandry


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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

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