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Hepher & Pruginin. Commercial Fish Farming.
- Commercial Fish Farming: With Special Reference to Fish Culture in Israel
- Hepher, Balfour & Yoel Pruginin
- John Wiley & Sons, New York
- 0471062642 (Hardcover)
- (graphs, diagrams and black & white photographs)
- Table of Contents
- aquaculture, Israel, carp, tilapia, gray mullets, fish
- English (en)
- From the Dust Jacket
- Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of production for meeting the world's ever-growing protein demands, but an increase is possible only if producers have the incentive to do so through profits.
Therefore, fish farming must rest on sound biological and economic bases.
In this extremely comprehensive book on warmwater fish farming through modern management techniques, the authors draw on their long experience and research in applied fish farming in Israel and many developing nations, to present the principles underlying the management methods, and the best current practices in efficient commercial fish farms.
The authors clarify the biological and physical bases important for applying proper management techniques in different environmental and different socioeconomic conditions, in addition to discussing the economic aspects of fish farming.
Commercial Fish Farming directs the reader systematically from the selection of sites for fish farms, to the planning, construction, and management of ponds, through the fish reproduction techniques used in both ponds and hatcheries.
Attention is also given to common hazards in fish ponds such as anoxia, diseases, and off flavors.
Extensive tables are provided to simplify the planning of fry supply, and the planning of production schedules.
For fish farm managers and fish farm biologists, Commercial Fish Farming teaches effective management methods for increasing fish yields and profits.
Research scientists, high level technicians, and fish breeders will find detailed procedures for fry production, as well as the principles of chemical fertilization, manuring, and feeding.
The book serves as a text for professors and students of aquaculture, zoology, or agriculture, who will find it particularly valuable for its emphasis on the theoretical bases of aquaculture and on the major biological and ecological aspects such as relations among fish density, individual growth, and yield per unit.
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