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Responsible Aquaculture for a Secure Future

Building upon the previous shrimp session proceedings published by the WAS, this compilation provides academics, producers, regulators and advocates with a sound technical foundation in the development and sustainability of the global shrimp industry.
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The shrimp farming industry continues to grow every year contributing to the economies of many developing nations by generating employment, supporting exports and providing hard currency earnings. Industry growth and diversification has provided for improved product availability, quality and safety at lower costs to food service and consumer markets in the world's major markets. The present volume builds upon the previous three previous shrimp session proceedings published by the World Aquaculture Society. In cooperation with the Brazilian Shrimp Farmers Association, this compilation reviews much of the latest technical information providing academics, producers, regulators and advocates a sound technical foundation for maintaining progress in the development and sustainability of the global shrimp industry.

The first part of the book provides private and public sector perspectives on the industry in Venezuela and Brazil, two of the global industry leaders in establishing regulatory policies for controlling shrimp health and development of local stocks of the culture species of choice. Discussions include issues surrounding the social impacts and creation of employment within the farmed shrimp industry through the entire value chain. Several articles target aspects of reliable high quality seedstock production including the latest on broodstock maturation, larval culture and hatchery development. Articles on genetic improvement target the latest developments in genomics as applied to shrimp genetics and the effects of genetic diversity on fitness.

The book reviews the latest trends in production systems including super-intensive nurseries, biosecurity, the role of the microbial community, practical health management, good aquaculture practices, inland shrimp farming and use of aeration. A large section of the book is devoted to the latest in feed manufacturing techniques, present status and future trends in fishmeal use and new ingredients for shrimp feeds, development of environmentally friendly feeds, and feed management in the context of the successful programs applied in Brazil. Finally, a series of articles address shrimp markets and marketing including value added shrimp products.

This book is available in limited quantities at a very reasonable price. It is a valuable addition to the knowledge base driving improved shrimp production technologies and as such is a must have for anyone seriously involved with the shrimp farming industry.

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