Biology and Culture

Roland Billard

Carp The carps are a group of fish that provide 4 million metric tonnes of fish product annually - more than a quarter of all fish culture worldwide. Now for, the first time, a book is available in English that concentrates solely on the carp as an economic rather than an ornamental fish.

Professor Billard has brought together a panel of international experts to produce a comprehensive and practical volume about carp production and management. Starting with a brief look at the biology of cyprinids, the book goes on to discuss the methods and management of carp farming, from water quality to the economics of fish production in ponds. Novel methods to improve stock, including genetic engineering, are covered and case studies give added value to the text.

As carp farming turns from traditional to intensive methods, farmers, researchers and technicians in the fish farming industry will welcome this benchmark volume, which also is a valuable reference for graduate and postgraduate students and lecturers in aquaculture.

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Extent: xii + 342 pages, 82 line diagrams and photographs
Binding: hardback
Publication Date: April 1999
ISBN: 978-1-85233-118-4

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