Nutrition and Physiology of Fish and Shellfish

Nutrition and Physiology of Fish and Shellfish

Feed Regulation, Metabolism and Digestion

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Vikas Kumar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323908733

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Nutrition and Physiology of Fish and Shellfish is a solid reference on the most recent advances and fundamental subjects in nutrient metabolism, intestinal transport and physiology of taste in fish. The book covers the known nutrient requirements and deficiency effects for different fish, along with information on the digestion and metabolism of nutrients and energy. It discusses nutrient sources and preparation of practical and research feeds and provides directions for conducting fish nutrition and feeding experiments. Other sections address current topics of interest to researchers and nutritionists in aquaculture research and the feed and allied industry. The book is written by an international group of experts and contains fresh approaches of both classical and modern concepts of animal nutrition. All chapters clearly provide the essential literature related to the principles of fish nutrition and physiology that will be useful for academic researchers, those working professionally in aquaculture industries, and for graduate level students and researchers.

Key Features

  • Presents the most recent advances in the field over the past decade
  • Includes all nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective feeds for finfish and crustaceans
  • Provides comprehensive coverage related to the nutrition and metabolism of finfish and crustaceans
  • Includes fundamental nutritional concepts, digestive physiology and nutrient requirements


This will benefit a broad audience in industry, researchers, owners and managers of hatcheries and fish farms, Professionals from all over the world in new technologies for hatchery and grow out of marine fish in the private and commercial sectors, R&D, Government, Corporate Markets

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introductory remarks
    1. Basic Concepts in Nutrition
    2. Nutritional basis for fish and fish and crustaceans
    3. Physiological and Biochemical basis of fish and crustaceans nutrition

    Section 2: Chemistry of nutrients
    4. Chemistry and sources of Protein and Amino Acids
    5. Chemistry and sources of Lipids
    6. Chemistry and sources of Carbohydrates

    Section 3: Metabolism
    7. Metabolism of protein and amino acids
    8. Metabolism of lipids
    9. Metabolism of carbohydrates
    10. Bioenergetics
    11. Nutrition and Metabolism of Vitamins
    12. Nutrition and Metabolism of Minerals

    Section 4: Digestive organs and functions
    13. Digestive physiology of fish
    14. Digestive physiology of prawns and shrimp
    15. Digestive physiology of crayfish
    16. Digestive physiology of crabs
    17. The physiology of taste in fish and crustaceans
    18. Regulation of Food Intake by fish and crustaceans
    19. Gut health: Importance fish-gut microbe in fish nutrition
    20. Ion transport and nitrogen excretion

    Section 5: Nutrient requirements
    21. Nutrients and energy requirements for fin fish
    22. Nutrients and energy requirements for prawn and shrimp
    23. Nutrients and energy requirements for crabs and crayfish

    Section 6: Feed ingredients and feeding practices
    24. Feed ingredients for aquafeed
    25. Antinutritional factors and adventitious toxins 
    26. Additives in Aquafeed
    27. Enzymes in aqua feed 
    28. Prebiotics in Finfish and Crustaceans
    29. Probiotic in Finfish and Crustaceans 
    30. Methodologies and quality assessment of feed 
    31. Feed formulation and production technology
    32. Feeding practices for fin fish
    33. Feeding practices for crustaceans

    Section 7: Nutritional deficiency diseases and aquatic environment
    34. The Pathology of Nutritional disease 
    35. Impacts of feeding practices on aquatic environment

    Section 8: Integrated sciences with nutrition
    36. Nutrition and the Immune System
    37. Nutrition and Reproduction
    38. Nutrigenomics approaches in Fish Nutrition 
    39. Feed to food: current status and prospective
    40. Aquafeed roles in global food security

Product details

  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323908733

About the Editor

Vikas Kumar

Dr. Vikas Kumar, assistant professor of fish nutrition and nutrigenomics at the University of Idaho (UofI).He has more than a decade of research in aquaculture and nutritional biochemistry, Fish Nutrition, Nutritional physiology, gut health, and Feed processing, formulation, and nutrigenomics. approach to enhance the aquaculture production. In the last 5 year, he has secured more than US$4 million projects for research from federal, state, and industrial funding agencies. He has collaborated research in several countries including Australia, Germany, China, India, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Malaysia, South Korea, Egypt, Nepal, Kenya, Brazil and Mexico. He currently serves as an editorial board member of Scientific Reports by the Nature Publishing Group, and as leading associate editor for the Animal Feed Science and Technology (Elsevier Publisher) and Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (Wiley Publisher). He has authored more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters and 30 magazine articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Fish Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, University of Idaho (UofI), Russia

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