Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering

Editors: Lawson, Thomas B. (Ed.)

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Aquaculture is the science and technology of balanced support from the biological and engi­ producing aquatic plants and animals. It is not neering sciences. However, commercial aqua­ new, but has been practiced in certain Eastern culture has become so complex that, in order to cultures for over 2,000 years. However, the role be successful, one must also draw upon the ex­ of aquaculture in helping to meet the world's pertise of biologists, engineers, chemists, econ­ food shortages has become more recently ap­ omists, food technologists, marketing special­ parent. ists, lawyers, and others. The multidisciplinary The oceans of the world were once consid­ approach to aquaculture production became ap­ ered sources of an unlimited food supply. Bio­ parent during the early 1990s. It is believed that logical studies indicate that the maximum sus­ this trend will continue as aquaculture produc­ tainable yield of marine species through the tion becomes more and more intensive in order for the producer to squeeze as much product as harvest of wild stock is 100 million MT (metric tons) per year. Studies also indicate that we are possible out of a given parcel of land. rapidly approaching the maximum sustainable Although many aquaculture books exist, few yield of the world's oceans and major freshwa­ explore the engineering aspects of aquaculture ter bodies. Per capita consumption of fishery production.

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`Books such as this provide a means for biologists and engineers to develop a better appreciation and understanding of one another's approaches and the rationale for those approaches. In that vein, the book presents a rather simplistic overview of the biological side of aquaculture, and similarly, presents the engineering aspects of aquaculture at a level that can be easily understood by the nonengineer.'
The Progressive Fish-Culturist

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering
Editors
  • Thomas B. Lawson
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Chapman & Hall
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0479-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0479-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7578-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
364
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