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New Technologies in Aquaculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845693848, 9781845696474

New Technologies in Aquaculture

1st Edition

Improving Production Efficiency, Quality and Environmental Management

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Editors: Gavin Burnell Geoff Allan
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845693848
eBook ISBN: 9781845696474
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th July 2009
Page Count: 1224
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Genetic improvement and reproduction: Genome-based technologies for aquaculture research and genetic improvement of aquaculture species; Genetic improvement of finfish; Genetic variation and selective breeding in hatchery-propagated molluscan shellfish; Controlling fish reproduction in aquaculture; Producing sterile and single-sex populations of fish for aquaculture; Chromosome set manipulation in shellfish. Part 2 Health: Advances in disease diagnosis, vaccine development and other emerging methods to control pathogens in aquaculture: Controlling parasitic diseases in aquaculture: New developments; Controlling viral diseases in aquaculture: New developments; Diet and husbandry techniques to improving disease resistance: New technologies and prospects. Part 3 Diet and husbandry: Fish larval nutrition and diets: New developments; Aquaculture feeds and ingredients: An overview; Ingredient evaluation in aquaculture: Digestibility, utilisation and other key nutritional parameters; Quantifying nutritional requirements in aquaculture: The factorial approach; Advances in aquaculture nutrition: Catfish, tilapia and carp nutrition; Advances in aquaculture feeds and feeding: Basses and breams; Advances in aquaculture feeds and feeding: salmonids; Monitoring viral contamination in shellfish growing areas; Impact of harmful algal bloom on shellfisheries aquaculture; Advances in microalgal culture for aquaculture feed and other uses. Part 4 Environmental issues: Predicting and assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture; Spatial decision support in aquaculture: The role of geographical information systems and remote sensing; Zooremediation of contaminated aquatic systems through aquaculture initiatives. Part 5 Farming new species: Farming cod and halibut: biological and technological advances in two emerging cold-water marine finfish aquaculture species; Cobia cultivation in aquaculture; Advances in the culture of lobsters; Advances in the culture of crabs; Aquaculture and the production of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Part 6 Aquaculture systems design: Opportunities and challenges for offshore farming; Advances in technology for off-shore and open ocean aquaculture; Advances in technology and practice for land-based aquaculture systems: Tank-based recirculating systems for finfish production; Advances in technology and practice for land-based aquaculture systems: Ponds for finfish production; Superintensive bio-floc production technologies for marine shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei: Technical challenges and opportunities; Traditional Asian aquaculture; Use of information technology in aquaculture; Inland saline aquaculture; Urban aquaculture: Using New York as a model.


With wild stocks declining due to over-fishing, aquaculture will have a more significant role to play in meeting future demand for fresh fish. Developments in research continue to lead to improvements in aquaculture production systems, resulting in increased production efficiency, higher product quality for consumers and a more sustainable industry. New technologies in aquaculture reviews essential advances in these areas.

Part one focuses on the genetic improvement of farmed species and control of reproduction, with chapters on genome-based technologies in aquaculture research, selective breeding and the production of single sex and sterile populations, among other topics. Parts two and three review key issues in health, diet and husbandry, such as the control of viral and parasitic diseases, diet and husbandry techniques to improve disease resistance, advances in diets for particular fish species and the impact of harmful algal bloom on shellfisheries aquaculture. Chapters in Parts three and four then examine the design of different aquaculture production systems, including offshore technologies, tank-based recirculating systems and ponds, and key environmental issues, such as the prediction and assessment of the impact of aquaculture. Concluding chapters focus on farming new species.

With its well-known editors and distinguished international team of contributors, New technologies in aquaculture is an essential purchase for professionals and researchers in the aquaculture industry.

Key Features

  • Reviews recent advances in improvements in aquaculture production
  • Focuses on the genetic improvement and reproduction of farmed species, including genome-based technologies
  • Discusses key health issues, including advances in disease diagnosis, vaccine development and other emerging methods to control pathogens in aquaculture


Aquaculture professionals and academics in the field


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About the Editors

Gavin Burnell

Gavin Burnell is Professor at University College Cork, Ireland, and Editor-in-Chief of Aquaculture International.

Affiliations and Expertise

University College Cork, Ireland

Geoff Allan

Geoff Allan is the Executive Director of Fisheries NSW and Director of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute for the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia