Aquaculture Science

  • AUTHOR: Rick Parker, PhD.
  • ISBN-13: 9781435488120 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 672 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2002, 1995
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

This comprehensive text introduces students to the aquaculture industry. Every aspect of this growing field is covered, from history of aquaculture, descriptions of aquatic plants and animals and feeding to in-depth coverage of economics, marketing, management and diseases of aquatic animals and plants. AQUACULTURE SCIENCE, third edition, addresses the latest production methods, species types, advances in technology, trends and statistics. The science of aquaculture, chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology, is stressed throughout to ensure that students understand the fundamental principles. A complete chapter offers detailed information on career opportunities in the aquaculture industry.

Features

  • Includes objectives, key words, and review questions to help students monitor their progress.
  • Includes numerous illustrations to provide visual reinforcement.
  • Provides a complete chapter on aquaculture career opportunities.
  • Focuses on the science of aquaculture to provide students with a foundation of fundamental principles.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Rick Parker, PhD.

    Rick Parker is President of the National Agricultural Institute and Director of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Formerly a division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for two decades, he taught biology, food science, and animal science. He also worked as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Currently, Dr. Parker is also the Editor for the peer-reviewed NACTA Journal, which focuses on of teaching and learning scholarship. An experienced author, Dr. Parker has published a number of Cengage Learning texts, including Aquaculture Science, Introduction to Plant Science, Fundamentals of Plant and Soil Science, Introduction to Food Science, and Equine Science. He also co-authored Fundamentals of Plant Science.

Table of Contents

1. Aquaculture Basics and History.
Introduction and Definitions. Historical Patterns and Practices. Aquaculture Activities. The Future of Aquaculture.
2. Aquatic Animals.
US Aquatic Animal Species. Common Characteristics of Aquatic Species. Structure and Functions of Aquatic Animals.
3. Marketing Aquaculture.
International Production. Consumption. Marketing Basics. Processing. Inspection.
4. Management Practices for Finfish.
Spawning. Sex Determination. Finfish. Controls. Genetics.
5. Recreational Fishing Industry.
Brief History of Recreational Fishing. Methods of Fishing. Types of Fish. Impact of Recreational Fishing. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Pacific Salmon.
6. Raising Ornamental Fish.
Sources of species. Specific Ornamental Fish. Florida Tropical Ornamental Fish Culture.
7. Management Practices for Crustaceans and Mollusks.
Culture Status. Other Commercial Species.
8. Management Practices for Alligators, Frogs and Plants.
Alligators. Frogs. Aquatic Plants.
9. Fundamentals of Nutrition in Aquaculture.
Nutrition of Fish.
10. Feeds and Feeding.
Diet Formulation and Processing. Feeding Aquatic Animals. Other Warmwater Fish. Time of First Feeding. Feed Calculations. Aquatic Plants.
11. Health of Aquatic Animals.
Health Management. Stress and Disease. Disease Resistance. Disease Types. Parasitic Diseases. Fungus. Bacterial Diseases. Viral Diseases. Noninfectious Diseases. Determining the Presence of Disease. Disease Treatment. Calculating Treatments. Immunization.
12. Water Requirements for Aquaculture.
Water Qualities, Measurements, and Alterations. Other Factors. Obtaining Water. Managing Water. Calculating Treatments. Disposing of Water.
13. Aquatic Structures and Equipment.
Ponds. Construction of Levee-Type Ponds. Raceways and Tanks. Cages and Pens. Other Major Equipment.
14. Aquariums.
Background. Fish for the Aquarium. Choosing and Establishing an Aquarium. Managing the Aquarium. Water Quality. Aquarium Checklist.
15. Recirculating Systems.
Background. System Design. System Management.
16. Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics.
Attempts to Define Sustainable. Standards of Sustainable Aquaculture. Aquaponics. Sustainable Standards Score Card.
17. Aquaculture Business.
Counting the Cost. Managing the Business. Planning-The Secret of Business Success. Setting Goals for Business Management Decisions. Business and Risky Decisions. Business Structures. Records Improve Profitability. Using an Accounting System for Analysis. Computers and Management. Decisions. Obtaining Credit. Human Resources. Business Managers of Tomorrow.
18. Career Opportunities in Aquaculture.
General Skills and Knowledge. Intangible Skills. Entrepreneurship. Jobs in Aquaculture. Aquaculture Industry Supervised Agricultural Experience. Education and Experience. Identifying a Job. Getting a Job.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • Now full color with updated photos, drawings, charts, and tables.
  • Five new chapters: Recreational Fishing Industry; Raising Ornamental Fish; Aquariums; Recirculating Systems; and Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics.
  • Updated to reflect the latest production methods, species types, disease treatments, advances in technology, trends and statistics.
  • End of chapter activities to reinforce learning.
  • URL’s of many useful websites throughout the book and in the appendix.
  • National Agricultural Education Standards are integrated throughout.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488105 | ISBN-13: 9781435488106)
    The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your experience of the materials contained in the core textbook. Each lab activity is made up of several parts: Introduction; Background; Materials; Procedures and Analysis. The lab manual also contains a short appendix made of a list of suppliers for the equipment and specimens, Lab Rules, Guide to the Solutions used in the text; Conversion Factors for the English and Metric systems; Fahrenheit to Centigrade Temperature Conversions; and Do’s and Dont’s of Recirculation Systems.
    Price = 36.00
  • Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0840020902 | ISBN-13: 9780840020901)
    The Lab Manual CD-ROM is a cost-saving product, designed to allow teachers to pick and choose which labs they would like to incorporate into their class setting and to print up as many copies as they wish for the life of the book. In addition, the lab manual instructor’s guide is also included on the CD-ROM.
    Price = 457.00
  • Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 1435419669 | ISBN-13: 9781435419667)
    Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition is an introductory applied science textbook intended for use in high school agriculture programs. The text provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition contents includes chapters that detail the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management. Each chapter includes visual aids such as color photos, sketches, diagrams, and tables. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition, also identifies chapter objectives, evaluation materials, suggested class activities, key terms, and internet key words to guide student’s in-depth study.
    Price = 161.50

Student Supplements

  • Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488105 | ISBN-13: 9781435488106)
    The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your experience of the materials contained in the core textbook. Each lab activity is made up of several parts: Introduction; Background; Materials; Procedures and Analysis. The manual also contains a short appendix made of a list of suppliers for the equipment and specimens, Lab Rules, Guide to the Solutions used in the text; Conversion Factors for the English and Metric systems; Fahrenheit to Centigrade Temperature Conversions; and Do’s and Dont’s of Recirculation Systems.
    Price = 36.00
  • Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0840020902 | ISBN-13: 9780840020901)
    Price = 457.00
  • Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 1435419669 | ISBN-13: 9781435419667)
    Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods, for high school students
    Price = 161.50