Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches
Rex Dunham presents Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology:
His aim, as stated in the preface, is to explain to students, farmers,
fisheries biologists and scientists how theory relates to reality and to
provide a strong review of the current status of key biotechnology topics,
illustrating concepts with key research results. He aims to be objective
regarding controversial topics, presenting various viewpoints and then
discussing differing perspectives in the context of the available data.
The book has 19 chapters, with a supporting glossary, extensive references
to the technical literature, and an index.
The general strength of this
book is the thorough review of applications of aquatic biotechnology to
aquaculture, and it will serve as a useful reference to a range of professionals.
Its general weakness regards applications to population genetics and fishery
management. For teachers, combining a book focusing on selective breeding
with this volume focusing on biotechnology would support a state-of-knowledge
course on genetics in aquaculture.