Fisheries Science

Fisheries Science

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The annual production of fish in India is about 1.5 million tons including 0.14 million tons through aquaculture and it is estimated that about 10 million tons of fish may be required to meet the demand of the increasing human population. It is felt that new techniques have to be developed for the production of fish through aquaculture and capture fisheries besides creating an awareness among the public about fisheries science. Although several books on the individual aspects of Fisheries Science are available from abroad, a comprehensive compendium incorporating modern techniques relating to Indian conditions is lacking. In order to fill up this long felt gap this publication is being brought out. The present publication, a compilation of mainly published articles in leading English Dailies and Magazines has three parts. The first part deals with important culture practices relating to freshwater and brackishwater systems. The second part deals with articles relating to the distribution and abundance of fish and invertebrates and the third part with modern techniques of marine capture fisheries and fish and shellfish processing and production to value added fisheries products. All these articles have been written in an easy to read style with suitable illustrations and it is hoped that the publication would serve as a valuable guide for fisheris students, aquaculturists, fisheries technologists, marine biolgists and general public interested in fisheries. Contents: Part I: Aquaculture Chapter 1: Aquaculture: Hope for Combating Malnutrition, Chapter 2: Composite Fish Culture, Chapter 3: Integrated Fish Farming is Lucrative, Chapter 4: Can Sewage be Profitably Utilised?, Chapter 5: Fish Farming Using Sewage Wastes, Chapter 6: Freshwater Prawn-cum-carp Farming: A New Polyculture Practice, Chapter 7: Tilapia-Tarpon Culture in Fresh and Backishwaters, Chapter 8: Milkfish: Prawn Farming in Brackishwaters, Chapter 9: Crab Culture in Coastal Ponds, Chapter 10: Oyster Farming in Brackishwaters, Chapter 11: Pole Farming of Edible Oysters in Brackishwaters, Chapter 12: Scallop Culture, Chapter 13: Marine Mussels, Chapter 14: Culture of Seaweeds in Brackishwaters: A New and Promising Technology, Chapter 15: Bloodworms: Their Culture and Prospects, Chapter 16: Water Recirculation Unit for Profitable Fish Culture, Chapter 17: Hydroponics and Fish Culture, Chapter 18: Non-Conventional Feeds for Profitable Aquaculture, Chapter 19: HCG Induced Breeding in Freshwater Fishes: A Boon to Fish Farmers, Chapter 20: Guppy: A Unique Ornamental Fish, Chapter 21: Biological Filters and Air-lift Pumps for Aquaria, Chapter 22: Balanced Diets for Aquarium Fishes, Chapter 23: How to Protect Aquarium Fishes from Diseases, Chapter 24: Mass Culture of Zooplankton for Coastal Aquaculture, Chapter 25: New Techniques in the Transport of Fish and Prawn Seed for Aquaculture, Chapter 26: New Methods of Preservation of Fish Gametes for Aquaculture, Part II: Marine Biology, Chapter 27: Artificial Sewater, Chapter 28: Sea as Source of Drugs, Chapter 29: Economic Importance of Diatoms, Chapter 30: Plankton and its Relation to Fisheries, Chapter 31: Tintinnids (Marine Protozoa) as Fishery Indicators, Chapter 32: Rotifers as Indicators of Water Quality and Pollution, Chapter 33: Planktonic Molluscs as Indicators of Ocean Currents, Chapter 34: Menace of the Marine Foulers and Borers, Chapter 35: Beautiful Corals, Chapter 36: Oceanic Insects, Chapter 37: The Pistol Shrimpes, Chapter 38: Sea Cucumbers are Rich in Protein, Chapter 39: Why Should we Eat Fish?, Chapter 40: Why Fish Smells?, Chapter 41: Puffer: The Most Dangerous Fish, Chapter 42: Fishes that Shed Skin, Chapter 43: Unique Devices to Study Fish Behaviour in Polluted Area, Part III: Fisheries Technology, Chapter 44: Electricity in Fishing, Chapter 45: An Electronic Device for Detecting Fishes, Chapter 46: Devices to Lure Fish for Bumper Catch, Chapter 47: Solar Dries for Hygienic Drying of Fish and Farm Produce, Chapter 48: Prawn Picking: A Sustenance for Rural Women Folk, Chapter 49: Fishery Byproducts of Commerce, Chapter 50: Industrial Uses of Prawn Shell Wastes, Chapter 51: Fish Sauce: A New and Promising Byproduct of Commerce, Chapter 52: Ambergris, Chapter 53: Mltifarious Uses of Algae, Chapter 54: Prospects of Indian Seaweeds, Chapter 55: Seaweeds as Fertilizers, Chapter 56: Dunaliella: A Unique Halophilic Microalga, Chapter 57: Profitable Uses of Freshwater Weeds.It is felt that new techniques have to be developed for the production of fish through aquaculture and capture fisheries besides creating an awareness among the public about fisheries science.

Title:Fisheries Science
Author: R. Santhanam
Publisher:Daya Books - 1990

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