Feed and Feeding Practices in Aquaculture (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)

 
9780081005064: Feed and Feeding Practices in Aquaculture (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)

Feed and fertilizer are significant costs in aquaculture operations and play an important role in the successful production of fish and other seafood for human consumption. This book reviews the key properties of feeds, advances in feed formulation and ingredient choices and the practicalities of feeding systems and strategies.

Feed and Feeding Practices in Aquaculture provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the topic and is an essential guide for nutritionists, farm owners and technicians in aquaculture, as well as those working in R&D in the feed production industry and academics/postgraduate students with an interest in the area.

  • Reviews the key properties of aquafeed, advances in feed formulation and manufacturing techniques, and the practicalities of feeding systems and strategies
  • Provides an overview of feed and fertilizer in aquaculture
  • Covers feeding strategies and related issues in different areas of aquaculture

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Feed and fertilizer are significant costs in aquaculture operations and play an important role in the successful production of fish and other seafood for human consumption. This book reviews the key properties of feeds, advances in feed formulation and ingredient choices and the practicalities of feeding systems and strategies.

Part One provides an overview of feed and fertilizer’s use in aquaculture. Topics such as the nutritional requirements of cultured fish, feed formulations, live feed and the regulatory aspects of feed are covered. Part Two moves on to discuss feed ingredients, looking at quality control, replacing fishmeal and fish oil in industrial aquafeed, the use of additives in aquafeed, the safety of medical feed additives in the food chain, amongst other topics. Part Three rounds the book off with discussions on feeding strategies and storage, starting with a look at ensuring feed safety during handling and storage and moving on to cover feeding in hatcheries, feeder types and monitoring the environmental impact of feeding strategies. The book is concluded with a look at future trends.

Feed and Feeding Practices in Aquaculture provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the topic and is an essential guide for nutritionists, farm owners and technicians in aquaculture, as well as those working in R&D in the feed production industry and academics/postgraduate students with an interest in the area.

Dr D. Allen Davis is a professor at Auburn University specializing in aquatic animal nutrition.

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"...many chapters also include a section on sources for further information...a useful reference for anyone working in the field of aquaculture nutrition." --Aquaculture Magazine

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