States Academic Press
Botany, Plant Science and Agriculture - Fisheries and Aquaculture
The process of rearing, breeding and harvesting of both aquatic animals and plants in controlled environments like rivers, lakes, oceans, ponds and streams is known as aquaculture. The practice of aquaculture serves various purposes such as food production, restoration of endangered species, habitat restoration, creation of barrier against pollution using seaweed and mollusc and wild stock population enhancement. Aquaculture can be practiced in both saltwater and freshwater. Common aquaculture practices include mariculture, algaculture, inland pond culture and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Some common fish that are bred using aquaculture techniques are catfish, salmon, carp, shrimp, oyster and tilapia. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to aquaculture. It is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of aquaculture. Coherent flow of topics, student-friendly language and extensive use of examples make this book an invaluable source of knowledge.