Included are 30 papers divided into four categories: water quality, computer applications and control, design and management of intensive aquaculture production systems, and biofiltration systems and water quality control. The engineering aspects of aquaculture systems are critical to the overall success of an operation and are now viewed as an important link between production objectives and realization. Engineering design is as critical as the biological needs of the animals. If engineering aspects are not adequately addressed, systems failures are common or, at best, production systems are compromised and typically fail to meet their design objectives.
Any person with an interest in aquacultural engineering or with a need for engineering support for aquaculture industry initiatives will find the information in this proceedings invaluable. (1997)
Edited by Michael B. Timmons, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University; and Thomas M. Losordo, Associate Professor and Extension Aquaculture Specialist, Departments of Zoology and of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Sponsors of ISTA IV were the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), the American Tilapia Association, and the Aquacultural Engineering Society.
Softcover, 1997; 393 pages