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The Carp : Biology and Culture - R. Billard

The Carp

Biology and Culture

Hardcover

Published: 15th April 1999
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As a group, carp provide 4 million metric tonnes of fish annually - over a quarter of all fish culture worldwide. For the first time, a book is available in English that concentrates solely on the carp as an economic rather than an ornamental fish with a panel of international experts producing a comprehensive, practical volume about carp production and management. Starting with a brief look at the biology of cyprinids, the book then discusses the methods and management of carp farming, from water quality to the economics of fish production in ponds. Novel methods to improve stock, including genetic engineering, are covered and case studies give added value to the text. As carp farming turns from traditional to intensive methods, farmers, researchers and technicians in industry will welcome this benchmark volume, which also is a valuable reference book for graduate and postgraduate students and lecturers in aquaculture.

Biology of the Cyprinids
Aquatic Ecosystem and Water Quality
Reproduction
Genetic Improvements
Juvenile Rearing
Ongrowing in Ponds
The Creation of Ponds
Processing and the Markets
The Economics of Fish Production in Ponds
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9781852331184
ISBN-10: 1852331186
Series: Aquaculture and Fisheries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 15th April 1999
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.53