ISBN 9788126549399,Freshwater Prawn Culture : The Farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Freshwater Prawn Culture : The Farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii


Bio-green Books



Bio-green Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788126549399

ISBN-10 8126549394


Number of Pages 464 Pages
Language (English)


The book is intended to stimulate further advances in the knowledge and understanding of this important field An extremely well-known and internationally-respected team of contributing authors has written cutting edge chapters covering all major aspects of the subject Coverage includes biology, hatchery and grow-out culture systems, feeds and feeding, up-to-date information on the status of freshwater prawn farming around the world, post-harvest handling and processing, markets, and economics and business management Further chapters are devoted to the culture of other prawn species, prawn capture fisheries and the sustainability of freshwater prawn culture Contributions to the book have been brought together and edited by Michael New and Wagner Valenti, themselves widely known for their work in this area
1 History and Global Status of Freshwater Prawn Farming
2 Nomenclature and Taxonomy
3 Biology
4 Broodstock Management
5 Flow-through Hatchery Systems and Management
6 Recirculation Hatchery Systems and Management
7 Larval Prawn Feeds and the Dietary Importance of Artemia
8 Nursery Systems and Management
9 Grow-out System- Site Selection and Pond Construction
10 Grow-out Systems- Monoculture
11 Grow-out Systems- Culture in Temperate Zones
12 Grow-out Systems- Polyculture and Integrated Culture
13 Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding
14 Grow-out Systems- Water Quality and Soil Management
15 Health Management
16 Biology and Management of Size Variation
17 Commercial Freshwater Prawn Farming Around the World
18 Post-harvest Handling and Processing
19 Marketing and Preparation for Consumption
20 Economics and Business Management
21 Culture of Other Prawn Species
22 Prawn Capture Fisheries and Enhancement
23 Sustainability of Freshwater Prawn Culture
About the Author: Michael Bernard New, Wagner Cotroni Valenti
Michael Bernard New, OBE is a Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society and President-Elect of the European Aquaculture Society