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Chapter 18. Aquaculture

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Aquaculture is any type of water, pond or wetland environment which grows or farms aquatic animals (e.g. fish, eels, crayfish, prawns, etc.) and plants. An aquaculture system provides more produce for the same area of land than any animal farming method… more

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Aquaculture is any type of water, pond or wetland environment which grows or farms aquatic animals (e.g. fish, eels, crayfish, prawns, etc.) and plants. An aquaculture system provides more produce for the same area of land than any animal farming method. It is the most efficient way to develop high quality meat with lots of protein, fats and oils. Even a small pond provides enough fish to improve diets and health significantly, especially for children.

This chapter explains how to design, build and manage an aquaculture system; how to use all the extra benefits and how to integrate it with other animal and plant production.

 

Contents include:

  • Why is aquaculture important?
  • Aquaculture and the environment
  • Step-by-step aquaculture systems
  • Fish production
  • Types of fish
  • Pond management
  • Wet-season fishponds
  • Fish integration with other systems
  • Drying and storing fish
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