Aquaculture Recommended Reading List

The aquaculture industry in Croatia is not large compared to other areas in the world, but the industry here is highly diversified, and the region has the water and land resources needed for significant growth.The purpose of this list is to provide sources of information for current and prospective aquaculturists in Croatia and the EU region.
 Aquaculture Recommended Reading List
Encyclopedia of Aquaculture / By Robert R. Stickney. New York: Wiley:  2000.
A comprehensive reference to the science, technology, and economics of aquaculture for scientists and professionals in aquaculture as well as individuals wishing to expand their knowledge of the field. With an emphasis on current trends and sustainable practices, the Encyclopedia of Aquaculture is complete with photographs, illustrations, and graphs as well as references to the extensive literature.
Best Management Practices for Aquaculture in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region / By Jeffrey A. Malison and Christopher F. Hartleb. Madison: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute:  2005.
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for current and prospective aquaculturists in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Best management practices or BMP’s are defined as management guidelines or approaches designed to minimize or prevent any adverse environmental impacts, to maximize the health and well-being of the organisms being raised, and to encourage efficient and economical production.
Aquaculture: Principles and Practices / By T. V. R. Pillay and M. N. Kutty. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub.:  2005.
Covering all aspects of subsistence and commercial aquaculture as practiced across the globe, this fully revised edition from two leading world authorities in the field covers both principles and practices. It covers in detail recent developments in: history and planning; nutrition; reproduction and genetic selection; production statistics and economics; integrated aquaculture; and sustainability and environmental effects.
Aquaculture Marketing Handbook / By Carole R. Engle and Kwamena Quagrainie. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub. Professional:  2006.
The Aquaculture Marketing Handbook provides the reader with information regarding aquaculture economics, markets, and marketing. In addition, this volume also contains an extensive annotated bibliography and webliography that provide descriptions of key additional sources of information. Useful for both the experienced aquaculture professional and those new to the field.
Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants / By John S. Lucas and Paul C. Southgate. Oxford: Fishing News Books:  2003.
This book covers all major aspects of the aquaculture of fish, shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas include water quality and environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, post-harvest technology and processing, economics and marketing. The second part of the text is devoted to the culture of different species.
Practical Genetics for Aquaculture / By Charles Gregory Lutz. Malden, Mass.: Fishing News Books:  2001.
Lutz provides reviews of the fundamental theory and examples of practical applications for numerous aspects of genetic improvement in aquaculture. While new molecular techniques hold great promise for application in commercial aquaculture in the future, most aquaculture currently takes place under practical and often challenging conditions. Tremendous gains could be realized through the application of more traditional and practical approaches to genetic improvement.
Aquaculture Biosecurity: Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Aquatic Animal Disease / By A. David Scarfe, Cheng-Sheng Lee, and Patricia J. O’Bryen. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub. Professional:  2006.
Aquaculture loses millions of dollars in revenue annually due to aquatic animal diseases. As a result, aquaculture biosecurity programs that address aquatic animal pathogens and diseases have become an important focus for the aquaculture industry. With contributions from renowned international experts, this book is a vital reference for those concerned about protecting aquaculture from impacts of aquatic animal disease.
Cage Aquaculture / By Malcolm C. M. Beveridge. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub. Professional:  2004.
Cages are the most important system for producing farmed salmon, sea bass, sea bream, yellowtail and tuna. They are relatively inexpensive, require no access to land, and offer tremendous flexibility to aquaculture farmers in terms of production. This fully updated, expanded, and revised third edition incorporates the major developments in the aquaculture industry, including the ever-increasing market for farmed salmon.
Ecological Aquaculture: The Evolution of the Blue Revolution / By Barry A. Costa-Pierce. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science:  2002.
The aim of this important and thought-provoking book is to stimulate discussion among aquaculture’s modern scientific, education and extension communities concerning the principles, practices and policies needed to develop ecologically and socially sustainable aquaculture systems worldwide. Ecological Aquaculture provides fascinating and valuable insights into primitive (and often sustainable) culture systems, and ties these to modern large-scale aquaculture systems.
Aquaculture Water Reuse Systems: Engineering Design and Management / By Michael B. Timmons and Thomas M. Losordo. New York: Elsevier:  1994.
This well-organized book provides all the information needed to design and manage a water reuse system. The text was written for engineers and biologists working in the area of intensive fish culture, but it should also prove useful as a design manual for practicing aquaculturists.
Fish Nutrition / By John E. Halver and Ronald W. Hardy. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press:  2002.
Fish Nutrition is a comprehensive treatise on nutrient requirements and metabolism in major species of fish used in aquaculture or scientific experiments. It covers nutrients required and used in cold water, warm water, fresh water, and marine species for growth and reproduction.
Biology of Farmed Fish / By Kenneth D. Black and A. D. Pickering. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press; Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press:  1998.
Focusing on developments of the last decade, this volume considers the biology underlying fish culture. The chapters, written by fish biologists who have made a significant contribution to the primary research literature, are broad in nature, covering aspects of the subject with reference to a range of species from around the world.
Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture / By Kenneth D. Black. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press; Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press:  2001.
This text examines the relationships between the activities of aquaculture and the environment, starting with an examination of several separate cultures and then moving into a discussion of general relevance to aquaculture. This book is directed at fish and shellfish biologists and environmental scientists in academia, industry and government.
Manual on the Production and Use of Live Food for Aquaculture / By Patrick Lavens and Patrick Sorgeloos. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:  1996.
The manual describes the major production techniques currently used for the cultivation of the types of live food commonly used in larviculture, as well as their application potential in terms of their nutritional and physical properties and feeding methods. The manual is divided according to the major groups of live food organisms used in aquaculture: micro-algae, rotifers, Artemia, natural zooplankton, and copepods, nematodes and trochophores.
Reproductive Biotechnology in Finfish Aquaculture: Proceedings of a Workshop Hosted by the Oceanic Institute, Hawaii, USA, in Honolulu, 4th-7th October 1999 / By Cheng-Sheng Lee and Edward M. Donaldson. Amsterdam: Elsevier:  2001.
Successful reproduction of cultured brood stock is essential to the sustainable aquaculture of aquatic organisms. This book describes recent advances in the field of finfish reproductive biotechnology. The chapters, written by eminent scientists, review the progress and assess the status of biotechnology research applicable to the reproduction of aquaculture finfish species. The last chapter summarizes discussions at the workshop, provides recommendations to industry and describes priorities of research and development.
Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish / By Craig S. Tucker and John A. Hargreaves. Amsterdam: Elsevier:  2004.
The history of channel catfish farming in the United States serves as a model for the development of pond-based aquaculture industries worldwide. In 22 chapters written by active scientists in the field, Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish comprehensively synthesizes over 30 years of research on this American icon. Throughout the book, fundamental biological aspects of channel catfish are linked to practical culture techniques.
American and International Aquaculture Law: A Comprehensive Legal Treatise and Handbook Covering Aquaculture Law, Business and Finance of Fishes, Shellfish and Aquatic Plants / By Henry D., II McCoy. Peterstown, W. Va.: Supranational:  2000.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture and the speed of scientific and economic advances during the past decade has outpaced the available literature dealing with legal aspects of aquaculture. This book redresses this imbalance and will provide a thorough and comprehensive reference for those involved in the many aspects of aquaculture where legal information is a vital tool for them to carry out their roles.
Aquaculture and the environment / By T. V. R. Pillay. Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub.:  2004.
The continuing rapid increases in aquaculture production world-wide raise fears of further environmental degradation of the aquatic environment. The second edition of this well-received book brings together and discusses the available information on all major environmental aspects of various aquaculture systems, providing a valuable aid to the preparation of environmental impact assessments of aquaculture projects and showing how potential environmental problems can be reduced or mitigated by sound management. 2nd ed.
Aquaculture law and policy : towards principled access and operations London ; New York : Routledge:  2006.
The book highlights the numerous law and policy issues that must be addressed in the search for effective regulation of aquaculture. This book will appeal to a broad range of audiences: undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, policy makers, NGOs, practicing lawyers and industry representatives. Edited by David L. VanderZwaag and Gloria Chao.
Aquaculture engineering / By Odd-Ivar Lekang. Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub.:  2007.
As aquaculture continues to grow at a rapid pace, understanding the engineering behind aquatic production facilities is of increasing importance for all those working in the industry. This book requires knowledge of the many general aspects of engineering such as material technology, building design and construction, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering. In this comprehensive book, Odd-Ivar Lekang introduces these principles and demonstrates how such technical knowledge can be applied to aquaculture systems.
Environmental best management practices for aquaculture Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell ; [Baton Rouge, LA] : U.S. Aquaculture Society:  2008.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) combine sound science, common sense, economics, and site-specific management to mitigate or prevent adverse environmental impacts. Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture will provide technical guidance to improve the environmental performance of aquaculture. Edited by Craig S. Tucker, John A. Hargreaves ; with 18 contributing authors. 1st ed.
Molecular research in aquaculture / By Ken Overturf. Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell:  2009.
Molecular research and biotechnology have long been fields of study with applications useful to aquaculture and other animal sciences. Molecular Research in Aquaculture looks to provide an understanding of molecular research and its applications to the aquaculture industry in a format that allows individuals without prior experience in this area to learn about and understand this important field.
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea / By Philip Hoare. New York, NY : Ecco:  2010.
Taking us deep into their domain, Hoare shows us these mysterious creatures as they have never been seen before–Hoare’s sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight wildlife aficionados. And following in Ishmael’s footsteps, he explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale’s cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy.
Four fish : the future of the last wild food / By Paul Greenberg. New York : Penguin Press:  2010.
Award-winning writer and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a culinary journey, exploring the history of the fish that dominate our menus — salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna — and investigating where each stands at this critical moment in time.
Managing Wisconsin fish ponds / By William Swenson, Stanley Nichols, Scott Craven, et al. Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Extension:  2000.
This publication aims to provide a source of reliable information for those building new ponds or managing existing ones. This publication replaces the 1960s version, “Wisconsin Farm Fish Ponds.”

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