Swimming Physiology of Fish

Towards Using Exercise to Farm a Fit Fish in Sustainable Aquaculture

Editors: Palstra, Arjan P., Planas, Josep V. (Eds.)

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In light of mounting fishing pressures, increased aquaculture production and a growing concern for fish well-being, improved knowledge on the swimming physiology of fish and its application to fisheries science and aquaculture is needed. This book presents recent investigations into some of the most extreme examples of swimming migrations in salmons, eels and tunas, integrating knowledge on their performance in the laboratory with that in their natural environment. For the first time, the application of swimming in aquaculture is explored by assessing the potential impacts and beneficial effects. The modified nutritional requirements of “athletic” fish are reviewed as well as the effects of exercise on muscle composition and meat quality using state-of-the-art techniques in genomics and proteomics. The last chapters introduce zebrafish as a novel exercise model and present the latest technologies for studying fish swimming and aquaculture applications.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Salmonid Reproductive Migration and Effects on Sexual Maturation

    Hayashida, Kazufumi (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Extreme Swimming: The Oceanic Migrations of Anguillids

    Righton, David (et al.)

    Pages 19-44

  • Physiology of Swimming and Migration in Tunas

    Shadwick, Robert E. (et al.)

    Pages 45-78

  • Forced and Preferred Swimming Speeds of Fish: A Methodological Approach

    Tudorache, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

  • Effects of Turbulence on Fish Swimming in Aquaculture

    Liao, James C. (et al.)

    Pages 109-127

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eBook $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43547-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swimming Physiology of Fish
Book Subtitle
Towards Using Exercise to Farm a Fit Fish in Sustainable Aquaculture
Editors
  • Arjan P. Palstra
  • Josep V. Planas
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31049-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31049-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31048-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43547-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 430
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