Volume 1 2013

Wisconsin's Water Library

Read All About Aquaculture

Aquaculture in Wisconsin is a diverse industry that includes raising freshwater bait fish, stocker fish, aquatic plants, crayfish and more. As a food trend, the freshwater aquaculture industry is growing quickly and has the potential to provide jobs and sustainable food for the U. S. in the 21st century. Check out some books about this exciting trend.

AQUACULTURE ENGINEERING
By Odd-Ivar Lekang. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub., 2007. The author of this comprehensive book introduces many aspects of engineering that are applied to aquaculture systems including material technology, building design and construction, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AQUACULTURE
By Kenneth D. Black. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2001. This text examines the relationships between the activities of aquaculture and the environment through examination of topics including tank culture and recirculating systems, genetic impacts, modeling ecological effects, aquaculture as a component of integrated coastal zone management, and sustainability of aquaculture.

ENVIRONMENTAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR AQUACULTURE
Edited by Craig S. Tucker and John A. Hargreaves. Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. This book provides technical guidance to best management practices (BMPs) for the mitigation of environmental impacts of aquaculture in the United States. Topics covered development and implementation of BMPs, BMPs for specific aquaculture production systems, and the economics of implementing best management practices.

MANAGING WISCONSIN FISH PONDS
By William Swenson, et al. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Extension, 2000. UW Extension provides up-to-date, reliable information for those interested in building or managing existing fish ponds. Processes and principles are explained and offered as examples from which to choose based on your specific situation.

MOLECULAR RESEARCH IN AQUACULTURE
By Ken Overturf. Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Context to provide an understanding of molecular research and its applications to the aquaculture industry are presented in this volume in a format that allows individuals without prior experience in this area to learn about and understand this important topic.

If you wish to see more books on this topic, visit our recommended reading list at aqua.wisc.edu/channel/39.

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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