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Nutrition and Feeding of Fish : Aquaculture Series - Tom Lovell

Nutrition and Feeding of Fish

Aquaculture Series

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1998
ISBN: 9780412077012
Number Of Pages: 267

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Aquaculture is now recognized as a viable and profitable enterprise worldwide. As aquaculture technology has evolved, the push toward higher yields and faster growth has involved the enhancement or replacement of natural foods with prepared diets. In many aquaculture operations today, feed accounts for more than one-half the variable operating cost. Therefore, knowledge of nutrition and practical feeding of fish is essential to successful aquaculture.
This book is not written exclusively for scientists but also for students, practicing nutritionists, and aquaculturists. It covers the known nutrient requirements and deficiency effects for different fishes, and digestion and metabolism of nutrients and energy. It discusses nutrient sources and preparation of practical and research feeds. It gives directions for conducting fish nutrition and feeding experiments. Feeding practices for salmonids, channel catfish, tilapias, shrimps and hybrid striped bass are presented.
Since the first edition of this book was printed, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences has revised the nutrient requirements for fish. These revisions are in the present edition. Other additions to this revised edition are chapters on nutrition and fish health, and bioavailability of nutrients. Each original chapter has been meticulously revised and updated with new information. Aquaculture is a dynamic area and new technologies are being introduced continuously; therefore, some of the material discussed in this revised edition may become obsolete quickly. Nonetheless, the material presented has been thoughtfully selected and updated to make it of maximum use to persons whose interests range from general aquaculture to animal nutrition to feed manufacture.

List of Contributors
The Concept of Feeding Fishp. 1
Dietary Requirementsp. 13
Digestion and Metabolismp. 71
Nonnutrient Diet Componentsp. 95
Bioavailability of Nutrientsp. 109
Nutrition and Fish Healthp. 115
Fish Nutrition and Feeding Experimentsp. 123
Feed Formulation and Processingp. 135
Feeding Channel Catfishp. 153
Feeding Salmon and Troutp. 175
Feeding Hybrid Striped Bassp. 199
Feeding Tilapiasp. 215
Feeding Penaeid Shrimpp. 227
Composition of Feed Ingredientsp. 249
Common and Scientific Names of Speciesp. 263
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780412077012
ISBN-10: 0412077019
Series: Aquaculture Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 30th November 1998
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised