Aquaculture Farming in Tropical Countries

ISBN Number : 978-93-5273-073-5

Library Price : Rs.5000

Library Dollar Price : 200$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2019

No. Of Pages : 472

Book Weight :784

About The Book

Aquaculture (aquafarming) means farming of aquatic organisms including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. It is the world’s fastest growing food production system, growing at 7 per cent annually. Fish (including shellfish) provides essential nutrition for 3 billion people and at least 50 per cent of animal protein and minerals to 400 million people from the poorest countries. Over 500 million people in developing countries depend, directly or indirectly, on aquaculture for their livelihoods. Fish products are among the most widely traded foods, with more than 37 per cent [by volume] of the world production traded internationally. These products are the cheap source of animal protein and mineral intake for people of the poorest African and South Asian countries (World Bank, 2004, FAO, 2007).

In export business, the earning from aquaculture products is several billion US$, e.g., Africa's export earnings from fish products are calculated to be over US$ 2.7 billion (FAO, 2007), which now accounts for almost 50 per cent of fish consumed by humans and this share is expected to increase further to meet future demand. The demand of fish-meal and fish-oil supplies used as feed components in farming would increase in future.

India tops the list of more production of fish by aquaculture technology among the tropical countries. Aquaculture is an important bio-resource of sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor and helps in eliminating poverty.

The book also describes the methods of fish farming in tropical countries in great detail, and with a fresh and renewed approach. Special emphasis is given on ecological basis of fish farming in tropical countries. Economics of aquaculture is also considered in great detail.


Contents -

1. Aquaculture Farming Systems
2. Major Categories of Fish Farms Used in Aquaculture
3. Aquaculture Technologies
4. Feed and Feeding Technology in Aquaculture
5. Trade and Economy
6. Management of Aquaculture
7. Some Issues of 21st Century
8. Disaster Management of Aquaculture Sector
9. Legal Aspects of Aquaculture Sector
10. Aquaculture and Livelihoods of the Rural Poor of the Tropical Countries
11. Analytical Methods in Aquaculture

About The Author

Dr. D.K. Belsare, M. Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. F.N.A.Sc., F.Z.S.I is the Former Professor of Bioscience, Barkatullah University Bhopal. He was post-doctoral fellow in Baylor College of Medicine Houston, UNEP Fellow, National Academy Science Fellow, Zoological Society Fellow, Advisory Member for Apipol Company Krakow Poland, Director Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization, Bhopal, Advisor Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal, Member Technical Committee, Fish Culture Center of CIFE at Powarkheda, Member of Technical Committee on Wildlife Madhya Pradesh etc and was teaching post-graduate classes for 30 years, He published more than 160 papers in scientific journals. He has written books on (i) Tropical Fish farming, (ii) Introduction to Biodiversity, (iii) Hydrology and Hydrobiology of Rivers & Streams of Indian Subcontinent, (iv) Bee-keeping for Livelihoods and Health, (v) Vanishing Roar of Bengal Tigers and contributed chapters in many books.

He traveled in European Countries, Malayasia and U.S.A. and attended nearly 170 symposia, conferences and seminars at National and International level.

For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded University Gold Medal, Zoological, Society Gold Medal, 20th Century Gold Medal, Zoological Conference Gold Medal, and Best Senior Indian Scientist Gold Medal. His life time research is mainly focused on hormones, aquaculture, water management, wildlife biology and management and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, M.Sc., D.F.Sc., Ph.D. (Israel), FZSI, FIAES, F.S.L.Sc, FIASN, F.N.A.Sc, FIFSI is consultant of the World Bank of UNIFAO, Bangaladesh and Nigeria. And has expertise in Shrimp Farming and Hatchery Management Fish Nutrition and Diseses and ornamental in fisher, pal culture.

He has published more than 175 research papers and authored 37 book chapters and attended nearly 200 Symposia, Conferences and Seminars at National and International. For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded Gold Medal, Zoological, Society, Indian Academy of Environmental Science, Indian Academy of Science & Nature. (FOREIGN SECRETARY, ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA).

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