Biology of aquaculture animals – learning from nature to manage culture

Saleem Mustafa, and Rossita Shapawi, and Sitti Raehanah Muhamad Shaleh, (2015) Biology of aquaculture animals – learning from nature to manage culture. Aquaculture Ecosystems: Adaptability and Sustainability . ISSN 9781118778531 (ISBN)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118778531.ch2

Abstract

Understanding of aquatic ecosystems and the fundamental aspects of the biology of aquatic animals is vitally important in managing aquaculture on a sustainable basis. The paradigm shift that is taking place in twenty-first century aquaculture is borne out of the compulsion of integrating environmental perspectives and biological attributes of target species in farming systems. There is an overwhelming amount of data highlighting the practical ways that several aspects of research on ecology can be applied to improve aquaculture production. Basic information on the biology of fish or shellfish has helped in designing rearing conditions and with more comprehensive information it is possible to optimize growth of captive animals and efficiency of production per unit area without adverse environmental implications. Aquaculture faces many challenges and at every stage a thorough understanding of the processes that regulate the biological systems of the cultured animals is required for an informed interpretation and for improving rearing methods. Since species selected for aquaculture and their farming systems are diverse, our knowledge should also be comprehensive enough to address the issues that arise in the planning and operation stages of aquaculture.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aquaculture species, biology, culture, management
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
ID Code:11661
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:24 Feb 2016 10:31
Last Modified:24 Feb 2016 10:31

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