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LARVI '91. Short communications and abstracts of contributions presented at the international symposium on fish and crustacean larviculture: Gent, Belgium, August 27-30, 1991
Lavens, P.; Sorgeloos, P.; Jaspers, E.; Ollevier, F.P. (Ed.) (1991). LARVI '91. Short communications and abstracts of contributions presented at the international symposium on fish and crustacean larviculture: Gent, Belgium, August 27-30, 1991. Special Publication European Aquaculture Society, 15. European Aquaculture Society: Gent. ISBN 90-71625-09-5. 427 pp.
Part of: Special Publication European Aquaculture Society. European Aquaculture Society: Bredene. ISSN 0774-0689, more

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Keywords
    Aquaculture; Aquaculture development; Aquaculture techniques; Crustacean culture; Crustacean larvae; Diets; Fish culture; Fish larvae; Husbandry diseases; Larvae; Prawn culture; Shrimp culture; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Lavens, P., editor, more
  • Sorgeloos, P., editor, more
  • Jaspers, E., editor, more
  • Ollevier, F.P., editor, more

Abstract
    The purpose of publishing this book of short communications and abstracts, is to better serve the participants and the contributors to this first international Fish and Crustacean Larviculture Symposium, LARVI '91. As the short communications should contain all the essential information on the research presented, the participants will be in a better position to study the paper prior to its presentation or discussion, and will have a useful reference document for consultation afterwards. The contributors also benefit by the quick publication of their latest scientific results, albeit in a condensed form, in a scientific book that can also be consulted by those not attending the symposium. The papers that the Scientific committee retained for presentation at LARVI '91 have not been peer-reviewed. We have, however, tried to edit the manuscripts as much as possible in the short time period available (more than 140 contributions were submitted). During the past decade, larviculture of various species of coldwater and tropical fish as well as shrimps and prawns, has evolved from the R&D phase into succesful industrial applications. As a result, several organisms with good aquaculture potential could be added to the list of mass-cultured species. On an annual basis, billions of fish and crustacean fry are produced in more or less sophisticated larviculture systems. For many species, however, hatchery outputs need to be further improved as to alleviate the present bottle-neck situation with regard to unpredictable fry availability and quality, in order to make this industry more reliable, cost-effective, and cost-competitive. LARVI '91 was convened with the purpose of evaluating the recent progress and identifying the future needs for the most important topics that condition successful hatchery outputs, e.g. dietary requirements, live versus artificial diets, egg and larval quality, larviculture process technology, pathology and disease control.

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