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Crustacean Farming : Ranching and Culture

Crustacean Farming : Ranching and Culture - 2nd edition

Crustacean Farming : Ranching and Culture - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780632054640

ISBN10: 0632054646

Crustacean Farming : Ranching and Culture by Wickins - ISBN 9780632054640
Edition: 2ND 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
Crustacean Farming : Ranching and Culture by Wickins - ISBN 9780632054640

ISBN13: 9780632054640

ISBN10: 0632054646

Edition: 2ND 02


Crustacean Farming investigates all cultivated crustaceans of commercial significance -- shrimp, prawns, crayfish, lobsters, crabs, and spiny lobsters -- and examines the criteria by which both the feasibility and desirability of farming proposals are assessed. The characteristics and production methods of farmed and candidate crustacean species are described in detail to enable readers to distinguish profitable opportunities from potential losers. The text covers bloodstock acquisition and management, the operation of hatcheries, nurseries and on-growing units, and key aspects of processing and marketing. The authors compare examples of investment and operating costs of the different culture options and present an analysis of current trends in world crustacean markets to assist in economic and financial appraisal. To promote awareness of the wider implications of global developments, special consideration is also given to the social and environmental impact of crustacean farming within the economics of developing nations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction: History, Objectives, Current status, Advances and constraints.

Biology: Terminology, Disease, Genetics;.

Markets: Marketing crustaceans, World crustacean markets.

Candidates for cultivation: Location, Broodstock, Larvae, Post-larvae and juveniles, On-growing, Comparison of species.

On-growing options: Tropical climates, Warm temperate and Mediterranean climates, Temperate climates, Polyculture, Production of soft shelled crustaceans.

Hatchery supported fisheries, ranching and habitat modification.

Site selection: Country or region, Locality, Modifications to an existing facility.

Techniques: Species and groups: Penaeid shrimp, Macrobrachium.

Other caridean shrimps and prawns, Crayfish: USA, Europe, Australia, Clawed lobsters, Spiny lobsters, Crabs, Non-decapod crustaceans.

Techniques: General, Materials: Pond design and construction, Pond management, Water treatment methods, Water quality tolerance, Monitoring water quality, Humane slaughter, Food preparation and storage, Disease diagnosis, transmission, prevention and control, Genetics, Hatchery supported fisheries, ranching and habitat modification.

Project implementation and management: Conceptual phase, Validation phase, Detailed planning phase, Implementation phase, Food safety and HACCP, Management.Economics: Finance, Investment appraisal, Risk, Intensification, Costs.

Impact of crustacean aquaculture: Social impact, Ecological impact, Environmental impact, Institutional interactions.

The future for Crustacean farming: Introduction; Disease Management; Domestication; Reproduction; Nutrition; Effluents and environmental impacts; Stock enhancement; Production technologies; Ornamental shrimp; Non-decapod crustaceans.

Appendix 1:Summary of biological data and examples of typical culture performance.

Appendix 2:Shrimp counts.

Appendix 3:Glossary. .


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