Practical Notions on Fish Health and Production


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Maria Manuela Castilho Monteiro de Oliveira, Joana Isabel Espírito Santo Robalo, Fernando Manuel D`Almeida Bernardo

DOI: 10.2174/97816810826771160101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-267-7, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-268-4



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Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

Maria Leonor Nunes

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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)

Manuela Oliveira, Joana I. Robalo and Fernando Bernardo

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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv

Manuela Oliveira, Joana I. Robalo and Fernando Bernardo

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Particular Features of Fish Anatomy and Physiology - A Brief Review

- Pp. 3-27 (25)

João Afonso

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Embryonic and Larval Development

- Pp. 28-44 (17)

Rita Borges, Ana Faria and Cláudia Faria

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Introduction to Aquaculture

- Pp. 45-60 (16)

Paula Cruz e Silva

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Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish

- Pp. 61-126 (66)

Fernando Bernardo

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Introduction to Anaesthesia and Surgery in Fish

- Pp. 127-182 (56)

Nuno Pereira

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Fish Production, Catch, Trade and Processing on Board

- Pp. 183-198 (16)

António Pedro Correia Margarido, Maria Gabriela Lopes Veloso and Miguel José Sardinha de Oliveira Cardo

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Official Veterinary Inspection of Fish

- Pp. 199-248 (50)

Fernando Bernardo

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Processed Fishery Products

- Pp. 249-317 (69)

Maria João Fraqueza and Manuel Abreu Dias

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Subject Index

- Pp. 318

Manuela Oliveira, Joana I. Robalo and Fernando Bernardo

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Foreword

Fish health, both of farmed and wild productions, is requesting continuous upgrading not only to avoid significant losses but also to facilitate seafood security and safety. The work in this field is complex, as many different factors need to be considered in relation. Preventive fish health work has to be based on knowledge, not limited to the fish, but relating to all aspects of the conditions under which the fish exist, is traded and processed. Although important literature has been accumulated on this area, there is undoubtedly a need to have contemporary and practical knowledge in this respect summarized in one volume.

This difficult work was undertaken by well-known professors from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon, authorities on the covered subjects. In this practical, but very comprehensive book, the authors envelop three sections encompassing the general biology, sensible concepts on fish health and useful notions on fish production. The first section includes a brief review on particular features of fish anatomy and physiology as well as the embryonic and larval development. The second section comprises of three chapters devoted to aquaculture and diagnosis practices, infectious and parasitic diseases of fish, and anesthesia and surgery in fish. The last section contains relevant information on the fishery production, catch, trade and processing and the official veterinary inspection practices.

The combined issues offered in this book, well written and well arranged, confirming thus the authors´ rich experience, make this publication an excellent modern key work. Certainly it will have a great impact on the enhancement of fish health and production, allowing also a better understanding of fish health implications on the aquatic systems and furthermore contributing for seafood processing, security, quality and safety. This volume will be undoubtedly appreciated as an important source of information for scientists, university students, authorities, fish farmers, fishermen and fish processors.

The book as a whole is of a high standard, and I am convinced that the readers will find it very valuable for their professional and research activities and a significant contribution for understanding the fascinating complexity of the fauna of our planet. Both the authors and the editor are to be congratulated on this publication.

Maria Leonor Nunes
Principal Scientist
Coordinator of Aquaculture and Seafood Valorization
Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere
Lisbon, Portugal


Preface

Industrial fishing activity is limiting natural fish populations and aquaculture seems to be the only sustainable alternative.

Fish stock management in the wild implies the monitoring of several ecological parameters concerning the evolution of fish population, namely mortality, growth, availability of feed, predatory acts and climate changes. One of the most predictable consequences of global warming is ocean water acidification due to the increasing CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This achievement may have a significant impact on trophic chains affecting namely synthesis of exoskeleton of marine zooplankton based on CaCO3.

Aquaculture productivity is conditioned by several factors, including feed and health management, species behavior, reproduction requirements and water characteristics in captivity. Inadequate management procedures may have significant impact on fish health and welfare and subsequently lead to severe economic losses for producers and regular market supply.

In fact, these activities are inter-dependent, since for instance the feed management in aquaculture is dependent on fish capture from the wild. All is connected and related, requiring contributes of different levels of interdisciplinary knowledge for an adequate management including contributions of politicians, judicial authorities, biologists, veterinarians, public health entities, producers and consumers.

In terms of aquatic productivity, interaction between veterinarians and biologists is crucial. Practitioners and researchers of both areas must cooperate, share knowledge, and develop complementary research activities.

This text book aims to contribute to an integrated approach concerning practical notions of ichthyology, fish health and production systems. It is an attempt to contribute to fish related research in biology and veterinary sciences.

The book is organized in three sections. The first includes two reviews on general aspects of fish biology and development and the second included three chapters on fish health related subjects. The remaining three chapters are included in the last section, devoted to fish production aiming food chain supply.

We would like to thank all authors who have contributed to this book and all people who somehow helped us to bring it to daylight, including our family, friends, colleagues and students.

Unfortunately, during the drafting process of this book, two of our major contributors passed away, rendering additional challenges to text edition. However, a comprehensive attitude from our publishers allowed us to overcome the moments of discouragement. For that we would like to express our deepest gratitude.

Professor Cristina Vilela (1958-2013) was a Full Professor with Tenure and the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Her main research areas were Clinical Microbiology and Mucosal Immunology, but as a devoted scientist she was also interested on several subjects related to Veterinary Sciences, namely on fish infectious diseases. Her dedication to science and teaching was exceptional, and she will be deeply missed.

Professor VítorAlmada (1950-2013) was a Full Professor with Tenure at ISPA-IU in Lisbon. He started his research activity studying the behavior of littoral fishes, but soon started to spread his research to the ecology, genetics and biogeography of both freshwater and marine fishes. He was a devoted researcher and teacher and also an enthusiastic naturalist. Always happy to build bridges between sciences and research topics, he is, and certainly will be, a reference to present and future fish researchers. His work will last in the form of published papers and in the research of his students. We will always miss him.

Both were wonderful scientists with long and productive carriers. But most of all they were dear friends so this book is dedicated to their loving memory.

Manuela Oliveira
Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology
Avenida da Universidade Técnica
Lisbon
Portugal

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Maria Manuela Castilho Monteiro de Oliveira


Joana Isabel Espírito Santo Robalo


Fernando Manuel D`Almeida Bernardo




Contributor(s):
Ana Faria
Eco-Ethology Research Unit, ISPA − Instituto Universitário, R. Jardim do Tabaco 34
1149-041, Lisboa
Portugal


António Pedro Correia Margarido
Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária
Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas Artes 2
1249, Lisboa
Portuga


Cláudia Faria
Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade
1649-013, Lisboa
Portugal


Fernando Bernardo
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa
Avenida da Universidade Técnica
1300-477, Lisboa
Portugal


João Afonso
Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa
Avenida da Universidade Técnica
1300-477, Lisboa
Portugal


Manuel Abreu Dias
Alicontrol, Tecnologia e Controlo de Alimentos, Lda.
Rua Fernando Vaz, lote 26-B
1750 108, Lisbon
Portugal


Maria Gabriela Lopes Veloso
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária/Universidade de Lisboa
Avenida da Universidade Técnica
1300-477, Lisboa
Portugal


Maria João Fraqueza
CIISA/Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária
Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida da Universidade Técnica
1300-477, Lisboa
Portugal


Miguel José Sardinha de Oliveira Cardo
Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária
Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas Artes 2
1249, Lisboa
Portuga.
/
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária/Universidade de Lisboa
Avenida da Universidade Técnica
1300-477, Lisboa
Portugal


Nuno Pereira
Oceanário de Lisboa
Esplanada D. Carlos I
1990-005, Lisboa
Portugal.
/
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Lisboa
Portugal.
/
ISPA, Instituto Universitário. Ciências Socias
Psicológicas e da Vida
Lisboa
Portugal.
/
IGC, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Oeiras
Portugal


Paula Cruz e Silva
Direção de Serviço De Alimentação e Veterinária
Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses
n° 23, 2° andar
9000-054 Funchal


Rita Borges
Centre of Marine Sciences, CCMAR, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139, Faro
Portugal.
/
Eco-Ethology Research Unit, ISPA − Instituto Universitário, R. Jardim do Tabaco 34
1149-041, Lisboa
Portugal




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