Title: TILAPIA AQUACULTURE IN THE AMERICAS, Volume 1
Edited by: Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D. and James E. Rakocy, Ph.D Publication
Published by: The World Aquaculture Society & The American Tilapia Association
Notes: Softcover, 258 pp. (many illustrations, figures, graphs & tables)
Tilapia aquaculture is growing quickly in many nations of the Americas due to increased market acceptance by domestic consumers and lucrative export markets. Commercial tilapia farms and polyculture of tilapia with shrimp are developing rapidly in Central and South America to meet a growing demand for tilapia in the United States, where imports have skyrocketed. The US imported an estimated 62 million pounds of tilapia in 1996. This book reviews the rapid development of tilapia markets and economics in the Americas. Included are state-of-the art reviews of research and development of the tilapias in various systems: in seawater and brackishwaters, in integrated hydroponics and in intensive recirculating units. Important chapters on the regulatory environment for tilapias in the Americas, a comprehensive review of tilapia diseases, and a detailed review on feeds and tilapia nutrition are included. The geographic spread of chapters is as diverse as tilapia aquaculture itself. There are contributions on research that led to the rapidly developing tilapia industry in Honduras, tilapias in different systems in the Caribbean, intensive culture in the United States, and information on the status of wild and cultured tilapia stocks in California.
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