Best Reference Books – Fish Biology and Fisheries

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fish Biology and Fisheries subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fish Biology and Fisheries along with reviews.

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1. “A Text Book of Fish Biology and Fisheries” by S S Khanna and H R Singh
2. “Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries” by Paul J B Hart and John D Reynolds

“Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries” Book Review: This has highlighted the need to work more closely together, in order to help ensure future success both in management and conservation. The Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries has been written by an international team of scientists and practitioners, to provide an overview of the biology of freshwater and marine fish species together with the science that supports fisheries management and conservation. This volume, subtitled Fish Biology, reviews a broad variety of topics from evolutionary relationships and global biogeography to physiology, recruitment, life histories, genetics, foraging behaviour, reproductive behaviour and community ecology. The second volume, subtitled Fisheries, uses much of this information in a wide-ranging review of fisheries biology, including methods of capture, marketing, economics, stock assessment, forecasting, ecosystem impacts and conservation. Together, these books present the state of the art in our understanding of fish biology and fisheries and will serve as valuable references for undergraduates and graduates looking for a comprehensive source on a wide variety of topics in fisheries science. They will also be useful to researchers who need up-to-date reviews of topics that impinge on their fields, and decision makers who need to appreciate the scientific background for management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

3. “Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities (Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries)” by Theresa M Bert

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“Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities” Book Review: Aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry and aquaculture practices can directly interact with and depend upon the surrounding environment. Therefore, the effects of all types of aquaculture on living natural resources and ecosystems are of significant and increasing national and international interest. In Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities, numerous nationally and internationally prominent aquaculture researchers contribute 27 chapters that comprise overviews of aquaculture effects on the environment, discussions of genetic considerations, thorough documentation of aquaculture effects and their solutions specific to countries, and approaches toward environmentally sustainable aquaculture. Together, these chapters comprise a comprehensive synthesis of many ecological and genetic problems implicated in the practice of aquaculture and of many proven, attempted, or postulated solutions to those problems. Many chapters can serve as benchmark documentations of specific aquaculture effects on biodiversity at different levels. Effects common to many levels and types of aquaculture emerge, as well as both common and unique solutions. Aquaculturists, aquaculture researchers, aquaculture industry developers, conservation biologists, environmental scientists, resource managers, and policy makers should find this book interesting and informative.

4. “Molecular Diagnosis of Salmonid Diseases (Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries)” by Carey Cunningham

“Molecular Diagnosis of Salmonid Diseases” Book Review: This series is especially dedicated to relevant topics addressing global, international concern in fish and fisheries. Humans continue to challenge our environments with new technologies and technological applications. This book series will provide a window into the developing dynamic among humans, aquatic ecosystems (both freshwater and marine), and the organisms that inhabit aquatic environments. There are many reasons to doubt the increasing social and economic value technology has gained over the last two centuries. Science and technology represent stages in human development. This book includes about Ernst Mayer when he said in Toward a New Philosophy of Biology (1988) that “endeavors to solve all scientific problems by pure logic and refined measurements are unproductive, if not totally irrelevant.

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5. “Fish and Fisheries” by Santosh Kumar and Manju Tembhre
6. “Fish and Fisheries of India” by V G Jhingram
7. “Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together” by Sylvia Bernstein

“Aquaponic Gardening” Book Review: The one source that will guide you from start to finish” (Gina Cavaliero, Aquaponi Inc) Aquaponi is a revolutionary way of gardening by combining the best of aquaculture and hydroponics. It is an amazingly fun and easy way to grow organic fruit and vegetables by simply fertilising them with waste water from fish. Aquaponic systems are completely organic, hugely productive and there’s no weeding, watering, bending or digging. This is the definitive do-it-yourself manual giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy fresh and healthy food all year round.Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain: System location considerations and hardware components The living elements—fish, plants, bacteria, and worms Putting it all together—starting and maintaining a healthy systemAquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting—in fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.

8. “Clam Fisheries and Aquaculture (Marine Biology: Fish, Fishing and Fisheries)” by Fiz da Costa Gonzalez

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“Clam Fisheries and Aquaculture” Book Review: This text deals with clams in the broad sense of the term, since there are several bivalve families falling into the clam category. The selection of the families is primarily based on their respective economic importance, in terms of fisheries and aquaculture production. These selected families are Veneridae (venus shells), Mactridae (surf clams), Donacidae (wedge shells), Myidae (softshell clams), Pharidae and Solenidae (razor clams). It must be remarked that, in some chapters or sections within them, species belonging to other families of clams are cited.

9. “Fish Bioenergetics” by M Jobling

“Fish Bioenergetics” Book Review: This book looks in detail at the relationship of fish to the food they eat, their growth and responses to the environment. The book will be of interest to a wide range of fish biologists (including upper level students), particularly those involved with aquaculture, fish feed and the environment.Review`…full of nuggets of information useful to professional aquaculturists, as well as giving readable background material to students…Chapman and Hall are to be congratulated on continuing to deliver this series at prices accessible to individuals as well as to institutional libraries. ‘ Journal of Fish Biology ` Fish Bioenergetics will be of interest to fish biologists and fisheries scientists and will be of particular value to those working in aquaculture and fish nutrition, resource management, environmental science and aquatic biosciences, including professionals and upper level students. – From the Back Cover The book comprises three main sections. First, the nutrition of fish is examined from the standpoint of the environmental influences on feeding and growth requirements. The second section considers physiological energetics in which each component of the energy balance equation is discussed in some detail. The final section of the book is a discussion of the environmental tolerances and preferences of fish species.

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10. “All the Fish in the Sea – Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management” by Carmel Finley

“All the Fish in the Sea – Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management” Book Review: Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, theoretically, the largest catch that can be taken from a species’ stock over an indefinite period. And while it was modified in 1996 with passage of the Sustained Fisheries Act, MSY is still at the heart of modern American fisheries management. Carmel Finley reveals that the fallibility of MSY lies at its very inception—as a tool of government rather than science. The foundational doctrine of MSY emerged at a time when the US government was using science to promote and transfer Western knowledge and technology, and to ensure that American ships and planes would have free passage through the world’s seas and skies. Finley charts the history of US fisheries science using MSY as her focus, and in particular its application to halibut, tuna, and salmon fisheries. Fish populations the world over are threatened, and All the Fish in the Sea helps to sound warnings of the effect of any management policies divested from science itself.

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