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Basics of aquaculture, definition and scope. History of aquaculture: Present global and national scenario. Aquaculture vs Agriculture. Systems of aquaculture - pond culture, pen culture,cage culture, running water culture and zero water exchange system,. Extensive, semi-intensive,intensive and super intensive aquaculture in different types of water bodies viz., freshwater,brackish water inland saline and marine water. Principles of organic aquaculture. Pre-stocking and post stocking pond management. Carrying capacity of pond, factors influencing carrying capacity. Criteria for selection of candidate species for aquaculture. Major candidate species for aquaculture: freshwater, brackish-water and marine. Monoculture, polyculture and integratedculture systems. Water and soil quality in relation to fish production.Physical, chemical andbiological factors affecting productivity of ponds.
Aquaculture production statistics- world and India.Aquaculture resources of world andIndia.Components of Aquaculture farms.Estimation of carrying capacity.Practices on prestockingand post stocking management. Growth studies in aquaculture system. Study on waste accumulation in aquaculture system (NH3, Organic matter, CO2). Analysis of manure.
1.Aquaculture principles and practices-TVR Pillay and MN Kutty
2. Encyclopedia of aquaculture- RR Stickney
3.Hand book fisheries and aquaculture- ICAR New Delhi 2006
4. Sustainable aquaculture- BB Jena and Carl D.Webster
Unit 3 Different systems of Aquaculture
Unit 5 Site selection and construction of fish farm
Unit 8 Selection of candidate fish species for Aquaculture
Unit 9 Soil and water quality parameters in aquaculture
Unit 10 Physical, chemical and biological factors affecting productivity of ponds>
Dr. K. S. Krishna Prasad is Ph.D. in fisheries working as Dean, School of Fisheries, Centurion University of Management and Technology. Earlier to this he has retired as Professor and University Head, Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University,Tirupati. He has worked in all the major wings of university namely teaching,research and extension equally spanning over 34 years […]