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Understanding Aquaculture


Jesse Trushenski

SKU 9781789180114 Categories , Tag


Aquaculture is critical to food security, both now and in the future, and an informed and supportive public is needed to ensure its potential is fully realised. Understanding Aquaculture is an introductory guide to Aquaculture, ideal for those studying fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources management, environmental policy and food science, as well as the interested general public. It addresses the common questions associated with aquaculture, such as: Are farmed fish safe to eat? Are wild fish more nutritious? Do fish farms pollute the environment? Is farmed salmon full of antibiotics?

Understanding Aquaculture includes contents and case studies drawn from throughout the world, making it international in scope. It will fulfil the public demand for information about aquaculture product while also being a valuable resource for students and personnel working across all sectors of the aquaculture industry.




  1. What is aquaculture?
  2. The state of aquaculture in the context of global food supply
  3. Aquaculture from place to place
  4. Why is aquaculture controversial?
  5. Nutritional value of farmed versus wild fish
  6. Persistent organic pollutants and other contaminants in farmed fish
  7. Antibiotic and other drug residues in farmed fish
  8. Genetically modified organisms in aquaculture
  9. Food handling, safety, and quality
  10. Production systems and water usage
  11. Aquatic habitat and siting of aquaculture facilities
  12. Escapement from aquaculture facilities and interactions with wild fish
  13. Disease transmission between farmed and wild fish
  14. Feeding fish to fish – use of marine-origin resources in aquaculture feeds
  15. Economic interactions between farmed and wild-caught seafood
  16. Resource utilization in the production of animal protein – seafood versus other meats
  17. Social and economic empowerment through aquaculture
  18. Carp or salmon? Meeting seafood demand in developed and developing nations
  19. Regulations of the aquaculture industry
  20. Separating fact from fiction and advocating for aquaculture

Additional information

ISBN 9781789180114
Product type HB
Publication date 04-Jan-19
Dimensions 246 × 189 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version

1 review for Understanding Aquaculture

  1. Mr. Courtney Hough

    ‘The recognised need to produce more nutritious and healthy food while optimising resource use and increasing efficiency has also highlighted the potential for increased aquaculture production. Marine aquaculture has been identified in many areas of the world as being capable of being a major contributor but needs social acceptance for its successful development. “Understanding aquaculture” highlights the science that counters the myths laid at the door of aquaculture and is a valuable contribution for improved understanding of its processes and activities.’ – Mr. Courtney Hough, General Secretary, Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

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