Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture

  • New Reference Book for Marine Breeders

    A new reference book on the breeding and culture of species for marine aquarium was published on 17 February 2017. A must for anyone who wants to breed ornamental fish, invertebrate and respective feed cultures. The authorship is international and prestigious. Publishers are scientists working at different universities: Ricardo Calado (Departamento de Biologia & CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal), Ike Olivotto (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy), Miguel Planas Oliver (Departamento de Ecología Y Recursos Marinos, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas / CSIC, Spain) and G. Joan Holt (Marine Science Institute, University of Texas, USA). In order to provide an extensive overview on the topic of marine ornamental breeding, further capacities have joined this collaborative effort, such as Andrew Rhyne (Roger Williams University, Rhode Island), Michael Tlusty (University of Massachusetts), Judy St. Leger (Rising Tide Conservation) Martin A. Moe, Jr. (Koryphae), Frank Baensch (Reef Culture Technologies), Christiane Schmidt (SAIA), Dirk Petersen (Secore) and many others. The bound, English-language edition has 712 pages and costs a proud 209 €! You can order it via Amazon or directly at Wiley Blackwell. Here is an extract of the more detailed description of the book:

    "The global trade of aquatic organisms for home and public aquariums, along with associated equipment and accessories, has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Aquaculture of marine ornamental species, still in its infancy, is recognized as a viable alternative to wild collection as it can supplement or replace the supply of wild caught specimens and potentially help recover natural populations through restocking.

    This book collects into a single work the most up-to-date information currently available on the aquaculture of marine ornamental species. It includes the contributions of more than 50 leading scientists and experts on different topics relevant for the aquaculture of the most emblematic groups of organisms traded for reef aquariums. From clownfish, to angelfish, tangs and seahorses, as well as corals, anemones, shrimps, giant clams and several other reef organisms, all issues related with the husbandry, breeding, and trade are addressed, with explanatory schemes and illustrations being used to help in understanding the most complex topics addressed.

    Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture is a key reference for scientists and academics in research institutes and universities, public and private aquaria, as well as for hobbyists. Entrepreneurs will also find this book an important resource, as the culture of marine ornamental species is analyzed from a business oriented perspective, highlighting the risks and opportunities of commercial scale aquaculture of marine ornamentals."


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