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Sustainable intensive aquaculture

Carter, CG 2007 , 'Sustainable intensive aquaculture', in YH Hui (ed.), Handbook of Food Products Manufacturing Health, Meat, Milk, Poultry, Seafood, and Vegetables , John Wiley & Sons Inc, New Jersey, pp. 969-981.

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Aquaculture has existed for several thousands of years and in many different forms (Beveridge and Little 2002. It is hugely diverse and involves the production of both aquatic animals and plants in fresh, brackish, and marine waters from near polar to tropical environments. It has the longest history in China where earthen pond culture of common carp was recorded over 3000 years ago (Landau 1991: Li 1994. Polyculture of Chinese carps and other fish species in ponds still accounts for much of the World's aquaculture production and is a tribute to the methods developed by practitioners over thousands of yearsas well as to recent technological advances. A key characteristic of polyculture, partly explained by the name, is that several species are farmed together in the same body of water.

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Authors/Creators:Carter, CG
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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