Freshwater Prawns: Biology And Farming

Freshwater Prawns: Biology And Farming
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This landmark publication is a compendium of information on everyaspect of the farming of freshwater prawns an industry now with anannual global farm-gate value approaching US$ 2 billion. Freshwater Prawns builds on New and Valenti's 2000 book,Freshwater Prawn Culture, which has been completely re-written toincorporate all the most recent information available. It is acomprehensive review of the status of research, development andcommercial practice, intended to stimulate further advances inknowledge and understanding of this important field. An extremely well-known and internationally-respected team of 44contributing authors have written cutting edge chapters coveringall major aspects of the subject. Coverage includes biology andtaxonomy hatchery and grow-out culture systems nutrition, feedsand feeding genetics size management commercial developmentsaround the world post-harvest handling and processing marketing economics and business management and sustainability.Contributions to the book have been collated and edited by MichaelNew, Wagner Valenti, Jim Tidwell, Lou D'Abramo and Narayanan Kutty,all widely known for their work in this area. The comprehensive information in Freshwater Prawns: Biology andFarming will give an important commercial edge to anyone involvedin the culture and trade of freshwater prawns. Prawn farmpersonnel, business managers, and researchers in aquaticinvertebrates, crustaceans, aquaculture and biological scienceswill all find much of great use and interest within this book.Libraries in all research establishments and universities whereaquaculture, fisheries and biological sciences are studied andtaught should have copies of this excellent book on theirshelves.

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