Sustainable Biofloc Systems for Marine Shrimp,
Edition 1
By Tzachi Matzliach Samocha

Publication Date: 25 Jul 2019

Sustainable Biofloc Systems for Marine Shrimp describes the biofloc-dominated aquaculture systems developed over 20 years of research at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory for the nursery and grow-out production of the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. The book is useful for all stakeholders, with special attention given to entrepreneurs interested in building a pilot biofloc-dominated system. In addition to the content of its 15 chapters that cover topics on design, operation and economic analysis, the book includes appendices that expand on relevant topics, links to Excel sheets that assist in calculations, and video links that illustrate important operations tasks.

Key Features

  • Presents the most recent trials on nursery & gross-out of L. vannamei
  • Includes a discussion of site selection, equipment options and water sources
  • Provides a step-by-step guides from tank preparation, to feeding and harvest
About the author
By Tzachi Matzliach Samocha, Professor Emeritus, AgriLife Research Mariculture Lab, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Shrimp Biology3. Biofloc4. Water5. Site Selection and Production System Requirements6. System Treatment and Preparation7. Water Quality Management8. Nursery Phase9. Grow-out Phase10. Shrimp Harvest11. Waste Treatment and Disposal12. Disease and Biosecurity13. Economics of Super-Intensive Recirculating Shrimp Production Systems14. Research and Results15. Troubleshooting Table

AppendixI: Water Quality Testing Procedures and AlternativesII: Microbiological TestsIII: Sample Fixation with Davidson’s AFA Fixative, Storage, Labelling, and TransportIV: Water Quality Laboratory and Safety ProceduresV: The Water Quality MapVI: Technical SheetsVII: List of Excel Sheets and FormsVIII: List of Videos

Book details
ISBN: 9780128180402
Page Count: 463
Retail Price : £118.00
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Instructor Resources

Aquaculture stakeholders, researchers, farm managers, students/academics