By Edwin S. Iversen
As conventional advertisement fishing turns into more and more dear and restrictive, aquacultural fish construction emerges as a pragmatic doable substitute. The Aquaculture Sourcebook is an introductory textual content and prepared reference for info at the fresh-, brackish-, and salt-water farming of either fish and shellfish, in addition to of numerous very important algae. before, such fabric has been to be had simply in scattered courses; however the Aquaculture Sourcebook accommodates the entire feasibility information pertinent to farming aquacultural species in North the USA into one easy-to-use textual content. will probably be welcomed not just through present and destiny aquaculturists, but in addition through fisheries, seafood corporation managers, biologists, academics, and scholars. The Aquaculture Sourcebook has been designed to meet the desires of fisheries, scientists, and advertisement aquaculturists via delivering, in a convenient and well-organized structure, info very important for winning North American aquacultural ventures. Concise info are given for over 100 person speices, together with not just these raised for human intake, but in addition organisms reared for feed, bait, or different reasons. each one access during this necessary quantity covers such appropriate fabric as: *the clinical and customary names of the organism *its visible visual appeal and exact features *habitat variety requisites *species copy and improvement *age- and growth-related elements *specific parasites an ailments *potential predators and/or aggressive species *its clients for destiny aquacultural luck Key teams of heavily comparable species are mentioned in a geographical context, highlighting parts which each and every will locate the habitat most sensible for its survival. nice care has been taken to specify levels of tolerable salinity and optimal temperature for candidate species, and emphasis has been put on growing aquacultural environments that copy these usually habitated in nature. accomplished, informative, and obtainable to layperson and scientist alike, the Aqualculture Sourcebook is either the appropriate computing device reference for somebody developing an aquacultural facility, and a prepared connection with aid retain one.
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Extra info for Aquaculture Sourcebook: A Guide to North American Species
Any market that might develop would be limited in geographic range to the tropics and subtropics: Land crabs are commercially important in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but their unfamiliarity to consumers elsewhere would make marketing difficult. The hepatopancreas in the carapace (called the fat) is frequently more highly prized as a cooking ingredient than is the muscle tissue. REGIONS WHERE FARMED AND/OR RESEARCHED: South Florida, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. PREDATORS AND COMPETITORS: REFERENCES Feliciano, C.
Yang, W. , and G. E. Krantz. 1976. "Intensive" culture of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. University of Miami Sea Grant tech. bull. no. 35. Coral Gables, FL: Sea Grant Program, University of Miami. 50 SPECIES FOR HUMAN FOOD SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES: Also called the spiny crab, Caribbean king crab, or red spider crab. Mithrax spinosissimus, West Indian king crab DESCRWfION AND DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: May reach 18 lb, with a shell length of 7 in. and a width of 2 ft across outstretched claws.
Biological Bulletin 123:207-23. 5 in. across the carapace) with powerful claws. The body is dark reddishbrown, spotted with gray, and about two-thirds as long as it is wide. The walking legs have red and yellow bands; claw ends are black. HABITAT RANGE: North Carolina through the Gulf of Mexico to Mexico; in shallow, nearshore water (10-60 ft deep). REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT: A mature female can produce as many as six million eggs in a spring-summer spawning season. She carries the egg masses on her abdomen like an apron for about two weeks, then migrates offshore to saltier water for hatching.