Tropical Mariculture

1st Edition

Editors: Sena De Silva
Print ISBN: 9780123994813
eBook ISBN: 9780080543307
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th August 1998
Page Count: 487
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Tropical Mariculture takes an in-depth look at developmental activities in a growing industry striving towards sustainability and environmental integrity. All of the contributors to this book have considerable experience and expertise in the field of tropical mariculture, and this is the first book to bring expert contributions together. The topics covered are wide and varied, ranging from general issues such as the impact of mariculture on coastal ecosystems to genetic improvement of cultured marine species, as well as the specifics of breeding selected marine species of current importance, such as groupers and sea bass. Significant coverage is also given to the problems of larval rearing in inland aquaculture as well as the demands of water- and land-based resources in a tropical environment. This book will be essential for everyone working in and researching tropical mariculture.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Looks at developmental activities in tropical mariculture

  • All of the contributors are experts in the field
  • Covers specific breeding problems and larval rearing
  • Studies the environmental impact of inland aquacultural activities
  • Provides detailed examples of cultivated species in the tropics
  • Compiles mariculture strategies and discusses example species
  • First book to give an overview of tropical mariculture


Researchers in aquaculture, marine biology and ecology; fisheries biologists; fish farm managers; environmental managers and planners.

Table of Contents

S.S. De Silva, Tropical Mariculture: Current Status and Prospects.

M.J. Phillips, Tropical Mariculture and Coastal Environmental Integrity.

J.H. Primavera, Shrimp Culture in the Tropics and Its Long Term Sustainability.

H. Kohno, Early Life History Features Influencing Larval Survival of Cultivated Tropical Finfish.

P.C. Southgate and G.J. Partridge, Developments of Artificial Diets for Marine Finfish Larvae: Problems and Prospects.

A. Tacon and U.C. Barg, Major Challenges to Feed Development for Marine and Diadromous Finfish and Crustaceans.

A. Colorni, Pathobiology of Marine Organisms Cultured in the Tropics.

W. Knibb, G. Gorshkova, and S. Gorshkova, Genetic Improvement of Cultured Marine Finfish: Case Studies.

T. Yanagisawa, The Biology and Culture of Sea Cucumber.

M. Joseph, Mussel and Oyster Culture.

C.S. Lee, Culture of Marine Finfish Species of the Pacific.

T. Bagarinao, Historical and Current Trends in Milkfish Farming in the Philippines.

L. Tak-Seng, Grouper Culture.

M.A. Rimmer and D.J. Russel, Aspects of the Biology and Culture of Lates calcarifer. Subject Index.


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About the Editor

Sena De Silva

Sena S. De Silva is a chairmember in the Aquaculture Department at Deakin University, Australia. He has over 25 years of experience in aquaculture and fisheries management. De Silva has had numerous articles published relating to aquaculture, in addition to co-authoring a text and editing many others. He is a founding member of the Asian Fisheries Society, serving on its council for nine years and is currently Editor-in-Chief of its journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia


@qu:"Tropical Mariculture contains several chapters that provide good overviews of their subject matter, and all in this heterogeneous collection of papers gives a serviceable introduction to aquaculture practices in the region." @source:--LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY