Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing primary industries in the world. Tropical Mariculture, the cultivation of organisms in warm marine waters, is developing areas as greater demands are placed on the production of aquatic food from traditional resources. This volume edited by De Silva is the first to address the development of mariculture in the tropics, and brings together chapters written by world experts in the field.
Overview chapters discuss the conceptual framework while individual chapters address issues associated with the development of a new primary industry, and give detailed examples of cultivated species in the tropics.Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing primary industries in the world because of the greater demands placed on food reserves and production. This book is the first to address the field of tropical mariculture in detail.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 * 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" 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." --LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY
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