TROUT: An illustrated guide to
fishes of the genus Salmo.
Fisheries biologist Paul Vecsei and aquaculture specialist Martin Hochleithner are both internationally known experts in the field of salmonid research and culture. In this book, they cover all members of the trout and salmon genus (Salmo) in detail. The book showcases the numerous taxa (species, varieties, morphs, forms, etc.) and highlights their plasticity. Each species' chapter includes informative text: classification, description, distribution, biology, conservation and references. The useful text in this book is accompanied by more than 200 detailed, scientific, color illustrations. Each illustration is of an individual fish and is extremely accurate, having been made using various techniques. Some are shown for the first time ever in full color. Fish aficionados, salmonid specialists and art lovers will appreciate this unique work.
Ecology of Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout: Habitat as a template for life
Destruction of habitat is the major cause
for loss of biodiversity including variation in life history and habitat
ecology. Each species and population adapts to its environment,
adaptations visible in morphology, ecology, behaviour, physiology and
genetics. Here, the authors present the population ecology of Atlantic
salmon and brown trout and how it is influenced by the environment in
terms of growth, migration, spawning and recruitment. Salmonids appeared
as freshwater fish some 50 million years ago. Atlantic salmon and brown
trout evolved in the Atlantic basin, Atlantic salmon in North America
and Europe, brown trout in Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia. The
species live in small streams as well as large rivers, lakes, estuaries,
coastal seas and oceans, with brown trout better adapted to small
streams and less well adapted to feeding in the ocean than Atlantic
salmon. Smolt and adult sizes and longevity are constrained by habitat
conditions of populations spawning in small streams. Feeding, wintering
and spawning opportunities influence migratory versus resident
lifestyles, while the growth rate influences egg size and number, age at
maturity, reproductive success and longevity. Further, early experiences
influence later performance. For instance, juvenile behaviour influences
adult homing, competition for spawning habitat, partner finding and
The Atlantic Salmon is a complex species, transforming from a freshwater
to sea fish, migrating across thousands of miles of ocean and returning
to the river where it was born. Atlantic Salmon Ecology provides
comprehensive coverage of all the major aspects of the ecology of this
amazing and hugely biologically and commercially important species.
Coverage in this landmark book includes novel findings and
state-of-the-art knowledge on migration, reproduction, habitat, feeding,
growth, competition, predation, parasitism, population dynamics and
landscape use. Chapters also include coverage of some of the major
problems faced by salmon due to anthropogenic disturbance, including
alteration of in-stream habitats, hydropower development, the spread of
parasites, including Gyrodactylus salaris and sea lice problems
associated with aquaculture, pollution, climate change and fishing
Atlantic Salmon is a cultural icon throughout its North Atlantic range;
it is the focus of probably the World’s highest profile recreational
fishery and is the basis for one of the World’s largest aquaculture
industries. Despite this, many wild stocks of salmon are in decline and
underpinning this is a dearth of information on the nature and extent of
population structuring and adaptive population differentiation, and its
implications for species conservation.
Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of the Charrs, Genus Salvelinus
Salvelinus species are one of the most thoroughly studied groups of fishes. Many reasons explain this intense interest in charr biology. Charrs have a Holarctic distribution encompassing many Asian, North American, and European countries and occupy diverse marine and freshwater environments. Furthermore, the current distribution of charr includes areas that were directly influenced by climate and topographic change associated with the many Pleistocene glaciations. Undoubtedly, these conditions have promoted much of the tremendous morphological, ecological, and genetic variability and plasticity within Salvelinus species and they make charr very good models to study evolutionary processes 'in action'. Many charr species also exhibit demographic characteristics such as slow growth, late maturity, and life in extreme environments, that may increase their susceptibility to extinction from habitat changes and overexploitation, especially in depauperate aquatic habitats. This vulnerability makes understanding their biology of great relevance to biodiversity and conservation. Finally, charr are of great cultural, commercial, and recreational significance to many communities, and their intimate linkage with human societies has stimulated much interest in this enigmatic genus. This volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the fourth International Charr Symposium held in Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada), from 26 June to 1 July 2000. It includes 31 papers on ecological interactions and behaviour, trophic polymorphism, movement and migration, ecophysiology and evolutionary genetics, ecological parasitology, environmental stress and conservation. These studies cannot cover all recent developments in the ecology, behaviour and conservation of Salvelinus species, but collecting them into a special volume should bring attention to current research on this important genus and stimulate further work on Salvelinus species.
Trout and Salmon of North America
This book is an authoritative, easy-to-use
guide to all types of trout and salmon of North America. Chapters are arranged
by type: Oncorhynchus (Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, and redband trout, Gila,
Apache, and cutthroat trout); Salmo (Atlantic salmon and brown trout); and
Salvelinus (brook trout, lake trout, bull trout, Arctic char, and Dolly
Field Identification of Coastal Juvenile Salmonids
This booklet is an excellent resource for educators (elementary through college, families, and resource management/research groups) with need for a practical and easy to use guide to identify juvenile salmonids in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. This booklet is easily slipped into a daypack or coat pocket. The guide is printed on water resistant paper that will not fall apart even if it accompanies the user on an unexpected icy cold plunge into the stream. Mud and slime wipe clean from the pages with a moist cloth. Included are color illustrations and photographs of all the species described, including Atlantic salmon which are more and more often released into Pacific Northwest streams. Also included are drawings that help the user identify key diagnostic feature. Having the three views of each species is very helpful in arriving at a correct identification. In addition to information pertinent to any basic taxonomic key, the guide includes helpful clues about habitat usage, behavior and life history that direct users to the best locations for finding each species.
Principles of Salmonid Culture
Synthesizes knowledge on the biology and culture of salmonids reaped from raising them in fisheries for the past century. The topics include the history and applications of salmonid culture, general biology, life histories, broodstock management, gamete removal, fertilization and incubation, early rearing, growth, smolt production, rearing fish to market size, nutrition, breeding and genetics, transportation and handling, disease management, ocean ranching, marketing, environmental aspects of salmonid culture, and uses of biotechnology. Addressed to student and practicing aquaculturists.
Manual of Salmonid Farming
This book describes salmon and trout farming, its growth and development, methods and equipment employed and the problems encountered along the way. It reflects the experiences achieved using Norway as an example, with an emphasis on the growing of high quality, marketable fish. Of all the species which have been introduced into fish farming, salmon and trout most clearly represent the outstanding achievements of modern, intensive aquaculture. The sucessfull farming of these species stands testimony to the results of thorough research and development, advances in technology, investment, and marketing. However, the very real dangers of uncontrolled and rapid expansion, unrestrained investment, and market saturation have also been revealed. This practical text is designed as a benchmark reference to the many technical aspects of salmon and trout farming, the varied issues of development, breeding, nutrition, growth, genetics, control ,and administration. The content includes the following chapters: culture history, life history, environmental requirements, production cycle, farming technology, feeding, diseases, harvesting, operational, domestication, and marketing.
Handbook of Salmon Farming
Over the past few years, there has been significant growth and development in the salmon farming industry. In order to be successful, practitioners not only need to know how the salmon lives and survives in the wild but, amongst other things have knowledge of disease, production processes, economics and marketing. The Handbook of Salmon Farming is a practical guide that covers everything the practitioner needs to know, and will also be of great use to academics and students of aquaculture and fish biology. The editors have invited contributions from experts in academia, the fish industry and government to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive handbook.
Handbook of Trout and Salmon Diseases
It is now ten years since the last edition of this classic text appeared, since when the growth of salmon and trout culture around the world has led to the emergence of many new and distinctive problems. This new third edition is greatly revised, with considerable use of colour illustrations, and provides a wealth of information hitherto unavailable to the farmer on new diseases and on new problems with older ones. It also addresses the newer production technologies and their diseases problems and the new treatments such as vaccines which were merely promising research topics when the last edition was produced. This text is the product of fifty years' combined experience of the salmon farming industry by two veterinarians who have been involved from the very start.
Colour Atlas of Salmonid Diseases
This atlas is one of the best atlas on fish diseases. It contains excellent color photographs regarding every crutial aspect of the described diseases. It is very friendly to use and shows/describes all relevant differences between diseases that may seem alike. This book will be of great help to any fish pathologist and salmonid farmer.
Salmonid Fishes: Population Biology, Genetics, and Management
This important title encompasses features of genetic processes in complexly organised population systems of salmonids, one of the most commercially valuable families of fish worldwide. Translated from the original work in Russian, the authors have taken the opportunity to update and revise the work, much of it appearing in the English language for the first time. Covering such important concepts as optimal gene diversity and the unfavourable influence of fishery and hatchery reproduction on the genetic structure of salmon populations, the authors have drawn together a huge wealth of information that will form the cornerstone of much new work in the future. The authors of Salmonid Fishes have between them many years of research experience and practical knowledge in the area and the English translation of this important work, which has been edited by Professor John Thorpe and Professor Gary Carvalho, provides vital information for all those involved in salmonid management, exploitation and conservation, including fish biologists, fisheries managers, conservation and population biologists, ecologists and geneticists.
Genetic Conservation of Salmonid Fishes
The problem is that, with the continuing degradation of water and habitat quality, selective harvesting, genetic enhancement programs, and the introduction of hatchery fish into wild populations, the genetic makeup of fish is changing radically. In papers from a workshop held in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington, scientists address the problem. They focus on the salmonids, not only one of the most commercially important groups of fish, but one that must be dealt with on an international level, because they live parts of their lives in different territorial waters. Among the topics are the spatial organization of Pacific salmon, genetic resources banks and reproductive technology, the cryopreservation of fish spermatozoa, and a data base for trout brood stocks.
Atlantic Salmon: Natural History, Exploitation and Future Management
An internationally-renowned biologist describes the life history of the Atlantic salmon in light of intensive research over the last 30 years. Provides an authoritative and detailed appraisal of the fisheries that exploit this valuable resource. The salmon's conflict with the environment is examined in the context of changes in land use, water abstraction and acidification. A complete analysis of the author's North Esk investigation is given and the effects of fish farming on wild stocks and the salmon's future are discussed.
Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon
This collection of papers examines the state of the salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. They cover existing methods and supply model approaches for alternative solutions. The editors stress the importance of input from and cooperation with all parties involved to create a viable solution. Grass roots education and participation is the key to public support - and ultimately the success - of whatever management solutions are developed.A unique and valuable scientific publication, Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon clearly articulates the current state of the Pacific salmon resource, describes the key features of its management, and provides important guidance on how we can make the transition towards sustainable fisheries. The solutions presented in this book provide the basis of a strategy for sustainable fisheries, requiring society and governmental agencies to establish a shared vision, common policies, and a process for collaborative management.
Salmon: Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries
The authors examine the social, cultural, economic, and environmental contexts of the decline of salmon in the Pacific Northwest from the aboriginal fisheries through the advent of industrial fishing and the rise of hatcheries all the way down to the current crisis of the salmon fisheries as they face the threat of collapse today. He argues that solutions to the problem are frustrated by the inability of commercial and sport fishers, fish culturalist, environmentalists, smelters, irrigators, bargers, and dam agencies to find common ground.
Master's Guide to Atlantic Salmon Fishing
Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns
This first modern, all-encompassing manual on the art of streamer fishing teaches new techniques for catching trophy-sized trout on a fly. Streamers are the most effective of all fly patterns for the seduction of large trout, because they imitate the look and behavior of the smaller fish these trophies feed on. Sooner or later, every angler seeking the thrill of landing a trout over 20 inches--a dream fish for most--will need to understand the particular art of streamer fishing. This is the first book written about streamers in over 50 years. Despite streamer fishing's perennial popularity, it has been eclipsed in recent years by the sport's long love affair with dry flies. Revealed here in this indispensable, knowledgeable book are dozens of new streamer patterns and many proven advanced techniques for hooking huge trout, making it a must-buy for the dedicated fly-fisherman at any level of experience.
Eurasian Huchen (Hucho hucho): Largest Salmon of the World
A highly recommend book for those interested in salmonids, for zoologists involved with the specialized areas of the book, and for libraries. It delivers a sound message - to save the huchen - and serves a valuable function in bringing together the extensive literature of this species of superlatives.
Acipenseriformes - Esociformes - Perciformes - Siluriformes - Cypriniformes
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