Freshwater Fish Culture in China: Principles and Practice

Li Sifa , Jack Mathias

This book introduces the theory and practice of Chinese freshwater fish culture to the world. Fish resources, reproduction, feeding and nutrition, genetics and breeding, fry and fingerling nursing, integrated fish farming, fish culture in lakes, reservoirs, pens and cages, luxury species culture, as well as disease control are described. A representative collection of the Chinese literature is cited, most of it exposed to the world for the first time. This volume will be invaluable to all aquaculturists and animal/fisheries scientists.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Introduction: Freshwater Fish Culture. Natural resources. History and evolution. Recent achievements. The two traditional fish culture centres. Fisheries education and research. References. Fish Species Cultured. Characteristics of freshwater fish resources. Major cultured fish species. Other cultured aquatic animals. References. Reproduction. Natural reproduction of Chinese carps. Endocrinology. Oocyte Development and gonadal growth. References. Feeding and Nutrition. Feeding biology. Nutrient requirements. Natural and commercial food. References. Genetics and Breeding. Genetic character of cultured fish. Selective breeding. Hybrids and heterosis. All-male tilapia production. Bioengineering. Genetic management of broodstock. References. Artificial Propagation. Hatchery design. Culture of brood fish. Spawning induction. Spawning. Hatching. References. Fry and Fingerling Production. Feeding organs and habits. Rearing of fry. Rearing of fingerlings. Rearing of 2-year-old fingerlings. New measures for increased
  • Data Publicarii : 17 Nov 1994
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 464
  • ISBN : 9780444888822
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