Higher Education

Aquaculture Science, 3rd Edition

  • Rick Parker, PhD. College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls
  • ISBN-10: 1435488121  |  ISBN-13: 9781435488120
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1995
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50
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About

Overview

This comprehensive text introduces students to the aquaculture industry. Every aspect of this growing field is covered, from history of aquaculture, descriptions of aquatic plants and animals and feeding to in-depth coverage of economics, marketing, management and diseases of aquatic animals and plants. AQUACULTURE SCIENCE, third edition, addresses the latest production methods, species types, advances in technology, trends and statistics. The science of aquaculture, chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology, is stressed throughout to ensure that students understand the fundamental principles. A complete chapter offers detailed information on career opportunities in the aquaculture industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes objectives, key words, and review questions to help students monitor their progress.
  • Includes numerous illustrations to provide visual reinforcement.
  • Provides a complete chapter on aquaculture career opportunities.
  • Focuses on the science of aquaculture to provide students with a foundation of fundamental principles.

Table of Contents

1. Aquaculture Basics and History.
Introduction and Definitions. Historical Patterns and Practices. Aquaculture Activities. The Future of Aquaculture.
2. Aquatic Animals.
US Aquatic Animal Species. Common Characteristics of Aquatic Species. Structure and Functions of Aquatic Animals.
3. Marketing Aquaculture.
International Production. Consumption. Marketing Basics. Processing. Inspection.
4. Management Practices for Finfish.
Spawning. Sex Determination. Finfish. Controls. Genetics.
5. Recreational Fishing Industry.
Brief History of Recreational Fishing. Methods of Fishing. Types of Fish. Impact of Recreational Fishing. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Pacific Salmon.
6. Raising Ornamental Fish.
Sources of species. Specific Ornamental Fish. Florida Tropical Ornamental Fish Culture.
7. Management Practices for Crustaceans and Mollusks.
Culture Status. Other Commercial Species.
8. Management Practices for Alligators, Frogs and Plants.
Alligators. Frogs. Aquatic Plants.
9. Fundamentals of Nutrition in Aquaculture.
Nutrition of Fish.
10. Feeds and Feeding.
Diet Formulation and Processing. Feeding Aquatic Animals. Other Warmwater Fish. Time of First Feeding. Feed Calculations. Aquatic Plants.
11. Health of Aquatic Animals.
Health Management. Stress and Disease. Disease Resistance. Disease Types. Parasitic Diseases. Fungus. Bacterial Diseases. Viral Diseases. Noninfectious Diseases. Determining the Presence of Disease. Disease Treatment. Calculating Treatments. Immunization.
12. Water Requirements for Aquaculture.
Water Qualities, Measurements, and Alterations. Other Factors. Obtaining Water. Managing Water. Calculating Treatments. Disposing of Water.
13. Aquatic Structures and Equipment.
Ponds. Construction of Levee-Type Ponds. Raceways and Tanks. Cages and Pens. Other Major Equipment.
14. Aquariums.
Background. Fish for the Aquarium. Choosing and Establishing an Aquarium. Managing the Aquarium. Water Quality. Aquarium Checklist.
15. Recirculating Systems.
Background. System Design. System Management.
16. Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics.
Attempts to Define Sustainable. Standards of Sustainable Aquaculture. Aquaponics. Sustainable Standards Score Card.
17. Aquaculture Business.
Counting the Cost. Managing the Business. Planning-The Secret of Business Success. Setting Goals for Business Management Decisions. Business and Risky Decisions. Business Structures. Records Improve Profitability. Using an Accounting System for Analysis. Computers and Management. Decisions. Obtaining Credit. Human Resources. Business Managers of Tomorrow.
18. Career Opportunities in Aquaculture.
General Skills and Knowledge. Intangible Skills. Entrepreneurship. Jobs in Aquaculture. Aquaculture Industry Supervised Agricultural Experience. Education and Experience. Identifying a Job. Getting a Job.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Now full color with updated photos, drawings, charts, and tables.
  • Five new chapters: Recreational Fishing Industry; Raising Ornamental Fish; Aquariums; Recirculating Systems; and Sustainable Aquaculture and Aquaponics.
  • Updated to reflect the latest production methods, species types, disease treatments, advances in technology, trends and statistics.
  • End of chapter activities to reinforce learning.
  • URL’s of many useful websites throughout the book and in the appendix.
  • National Agricultural Education Standards are integrated throughout.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual with Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488091 | ISBN-13: 9781435488090)

The Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide is made up of a breakdown of the Purpose and Preparation for each lab, followed by answers to the Table Values and Notes and the Analysis Questions.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488113 | ISBN-13: 9781435488113)

The instructor’s Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides an overview and summary of each chapter, as well as the chapter objectives (both in science and in aquaculture), suggested lesson development, and review question answer key.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488105 | ISBN-13: 9781435488106)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your experience of the materials contained in the core textbook. Each lab activity is made up of several parts: Introduction; Background; Materials; Procedures and Analysis. The lab manual also contains a short appendix made of a list of suppliers for the equipment and specimens, Lab Rules, Guide to the Solutions used in the text; Conversion Factors for the English and Metric systems; Fahrenheit to Centigrade Temperature Conversions; and Do’s and Dont’s of Recirculation Systems.

List Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

ClassMaster  (ISBN-10: 0840020899 | ISBN-13: 9780840020895)

The ClassMaster CD-ROM contains the following educational tools: Instructor’s Guide to the text (in PDF format), Electronic Slide Presentations containing over 550 slides focusing on each chapter’s key points to facilitate classroom presentations, a Computerized Test Bank of over 600 questions with answers and Internet testing capability, an Image Library containing all the figures illustrated in the text, Student Worksheets for each chapter, and a Correlation Guide to the Delmar Introduction to Agriscience DVD Series.

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0840020902 | ISBN-13: 9780840020901)

The Lab Manual CD-ROM is a cost-saving product, designed to allow teachers to pick and choose which labs they would like to incorporate into their class setting and to print up as many copies as they wish for the life of the book. In addition, the lab manual instructor’s guide is also included on the CD-ROM.

List Price = $607.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $457.00

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 1435419669 | ISBN-13: 9781435419667)

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition is an introductory applied science textbook intended for use in high school agriculture programs. The text provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition contents includes chapters that detail the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management. Each chapter includes visual aids such as color photos, sketches, diagrams, and tables. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition, also identifies chapter objectives, evaluation materials, suggested class activities, key terms, and internet key words to guide student’s in-depth study.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435488105 | ISBN-13: 9781435488106)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your experience of the materials contained in the core textbook. Each lab activity is made up of several parts: Introduction; Background; Materials; Procedures and Analysis. The manual also contains a short appendix made of a list of suppliers for the equipment and specimens, Lab Rules, Guide to the Solutions used in the text; Conversion Factors for the English and Metric systems; Fahrenheit to Centigrade Temperature Conversions; and Do’s and Dont’s of Recirculation Systems.

List Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0840020902 | ISBN-13: 9780840020901)

List Price = $607.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $457.00

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications  (ISBN-10: 1435419669 | ISBN-13: 9781435419667)

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods, for high school students

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rick Parker, PhD.

Rick Parker is President of the National Agricultural Institute and Director of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Formerly a division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for two decades, he taught biology, food science, and animal science. He also worked as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Currently, Dr. Parker is also the Editor for the peer-reviewed NACTA Journal, which focuses on of teaching and learning scholarship. An experienced author, Dr. Parker has published a number of Cengage Learning texts, including Aquaculture Science, Introduction to Plant Science, Fundamentals of Plant and Soil Science, Introduction to Food Science, and Equine Science. He also co-authored Fundamentals of Plant Science.