Best Reference Books – Freshwater Aquaculture

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Freshwater Aquaculture subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Freshwater Aquaculture" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Freshwater Aquaculture” by R K Rath
2. “Aquaculture: The Farming and Husbandry of Freshwater and Marine Organisms” by John E Bardach and John H Ryther

“Aquaculture: The Farming and Husbandry of Freshwater and Marine Organisms” Book Review: This book has the disciplines of seawater chemistry, process engineering, fish physiology, behavior, nutrition and health. The book has the illustrating interplay between living fish, the chemical and sensory stimuli of their environment, The book has the chemical processes controlling carbonate stability in seawater, the effect of captivity on physiological processes. It also has the sensory processes of fishes, including vision, hearing, electroreception, diseases of seawater fish and treatment methods and more.

3. “A Manual of Fresh Water Aquaculture” by R Santhanam and N Sukumaran

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“A Manual of FreshWater Aquaculture” Book Review: This book is useful for all the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the agricultural universities. The book helps in understanding aquaculture, fishery, biology or zoology in their curriculum. This book includes a guide for fish culturists, private entrepreneurs, extension workers and a reference for libraries. This book also gives the information centres and all organisations concerned with the development of fisheries research. This book deals with almost all aspects of freshwater aquaculture such as culturable fish, shellfish, pond construction, management practices of nurseries and production ponds. This book has the eradication of aquatic weeds, predators, composite fish culture, culture of air-breathers, trouts, freshwater prawns, ornamental fish, fish-food organisms and frogs. It is also induced with the breeding and fish seed production, fish seed transport, fish farming with agriculture, animal husbandry. It contains sewage-fed fish culture, fish nutrition, fish diseases and their control.

4. “Freshwater Aquaculture” by Ahmad

“Freshwater Aquaculture” Book Review: This book contains updated information and research likely to be undertaken in the respective field of freshwater aquaculture. The book will be a welcome addition because it would serve the long needed requirement of the scientists, teachers and extension workers engaged in this field.

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5. “Freshwater Aquaculture” by Rajendra Kumar Rath
6. “Freshwater Aquaculture: A Handbook for Small Scale Fish Culture in North America” by William McLarney

“Freshwater Aquaculture: A Handbook for Small Scale Fish Culture in North America” Book Review: The book has explained the various aquaculture systems, including those integrated with plants, land animals and cage cultures. The book has pond construction, repair, water quality and chemistry, marketing. It also has shipping concerns, diseases, and legal restrictions are all explored. This book includes cooking methods for the different species as well as a large appendix. This book also describes the qualities such as habitat, ease of culture and flavor of the thirty-five food fishes discussed. The book has the resource section provides valuable information on publications, supplies, advice and training.

7. “Textbook of Freshwater Aquaculture” by B Ahilan

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“Textbook of Freshwater Aquaculture” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide and deals with the various aquaculture practices prevailing in India. The book presents the status of freshwater aquaculture and new technologies in the freshwater aquaculture. This book has the importance of aquaculture, components of earthen ponds, pre-stocking management measures. The book also gives an introduction on eradication of predatory fishes, weed fishes, aquatic weeds, aquatic insects and fertilization, post-stocking management measures like feed, feeding and water quality.

8. “Freshwater Fish Culture in China: Principles and Practice (Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science)” by S Li and J Mathias

“Freshwater Fish Culture in China: Principles and Practice (Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science)” Book Review: This book introduces the theory and practice of chinese freshwater fish culture to the world. The book has the fish resources, reproduction, feeding, nutrition, genetics, breeding, nursing. This book also has integrated fish farming, fish culture in lakes, reservoirs, pens and cages, luxury species culture, as well as disease control are described. This book’s representative collection of the chinese literature is cited.

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9. “Women and Small-Scale Freshwater Aquaculture in Bangladesh” by Samina Shirajee

“Women and Small-Scale Freshwater Aquaculture in Bangladesh” Book Review: This book is for women in aquaculture in rural Bangladesh. This book has the various fish farming activities of women to assess their impact on life and livelihood. This book also has rural women fisher folk with a particular focus on the issue of empowerment. This book is based on qualitative and quantitative data from women fisher in Trishal Upazila of Mymensingh district in Bangladesh. It consists that the women were involved in various activities such as pond preparation, pre-stocking management, fry stocking, feed, fertilizer application, fish harvesting and marketing etc. It also has been found that fish production has increased due to involvement of women. The book reveals that lack of sufficient funds, poor marketing facilities, inadequate supply of fry and lack of technological important constraints for fish farming of the area. The book has the study areas which have improved their socioeconomic status through involvement in fish farming activities. The book has observed that participation in fish farming has empowered women in making decisions, controlling the asset, consumption and mobility.

10. “Applied Fish Pharmacology (Aquaculture Series)” by K M Treves-Brown

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“Applied Fish Pharmacology (Aquaculture Series)” Book Review: This book is written for a worldwide readership. It has the reference manual for anyone involved in the selection of medicines for administration to fish. It is also useful to administrators concerned with the legal control of aquaculture. The book covers issues which affect all medicine’s methods of administering drugs to fish, the various aspects of safety and the relevant legislation in countries with important aquacultural industries. The book has the range of available medicinal substances and present current knowledge of the pharmacology and methods of use for each. The book is particular on safety issues – for the fish, for the person administering the medicine, for the consumer of medicated fish and for the environment.

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