Sustainable Biofloc Systems for Marine Shrimp

Sustainable Biofloc Systems for Marine Shrimp

1st Edition - July 25, 2019

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  • Author: Tzachi Samocha
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180402
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182390

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Sustainable Biofloc Systems for Marine Shrimp describes the biofloc-dominated aquaculture systems developed over 20 years of research at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory for the nursery and grow-out production of the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. The book is useful for all stakeholders, with special attention given to entrepreneurs interested in building a pilot biofloc-dominated system. In addition to the content of its 15 chapters that cover topics on design, operation and economic analysis, the book includes appendices that expand on relevant topics, links to Excel sheets that assist in calculations, and video links that illustrate important operations tasks.

Key Features

  • Presents the most recent trials on nursery & gross-out of L. vannamei
  • Includes a discussion of site selection, equipment options and water sources
  • Provides a step-by-step guides from tank preparation, to feeding and harvest


Aquaculture stakeholders, researchers, farm managers, students/academics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Shrimp Biology
    3. Biofloc
    4. Water
    5. Site Selection and Production System Requirements
    6. System Treatment and Preparation
    7. Water Quality Management
    8. Nursery Phase
    9. Grow-out Phase
    10. Shrimp Harvest
    11. Waste Treatment and Disposal
    12. Disease and Biosecurity
    13. Economics of Super-Intensive Recirculating Shrimp Production Systems
    14. Research and Results
    15. Troubleshooting Table

    I: Water Quality Testing Procedures and Alternatives
    II: Microbiological Tests
    III: Sample Fixation with Davidson’s AFA Fixative, Storage, Labelling, and Transport
    IV: Water Quality Laboratory and Safety Procedures
    V: The Water Quality Map
    VI: Technical Sheets
    VII: List of Excel Sheets and Forms
    VIII: List of Videos

Product details

  • No. of pages: 463
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: July 25, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180402
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182390

About the Author

Tzachi Samocha

Dr. Tzachi Matzliach Samocha, Consultant, prior to consultant he was a regents fellow & professor at Texas A&M Agrilife Research Mariculture Laboratory at Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi where he conducted research on shrimp through culture experiments in raceways and ponds to develop new concepts in intensive nursery and grow-out techniques: use of halophyte for aquaculture effluent water remediation and for biofuel and co-products production and culture of microalgae for biofuel and co-products production. He succeeded with transfer of aquaculture technology to commercial producers and industry related businesses which is the basis of this work.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, AgriLife Research Mariculture Lab, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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