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Aquaculture Management


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Perspectives: principles of fish culture and aquaculture systems - definition, principles, and need for management; the culture system spectra; summary. Principles of culture systems management: management definitions and approaches; the job of management; management functions and activities; management styles and attributes of successful managers; scope of aquaculture management; bottom line; summary. Approaches to people (using human resources): contingency theory; management skills; productivity; summary. Marketing: introduction; functional and institutional aspects of marketing; performance; cooperatives; marketing studies and test marketing; strategies for cultured products; summary. Life cycles and production strategies: enterprises and the concept of mixing; energy flow; Summary. Water and health management: water management; health management. Ethics: business and government; environmental ethics - from management of scarce natural resources to commodity production for human consumption; professionalism and legislated ethics. Production economics: microeconomic principles; timid costs of ownership. Records for managerial analyses: record keeping; enterprise budgets; cash Flow; Financial statement; production system limits: capacity estimates; production capacity assessment (PCA). Decision-making tools: partial budgeting; the delphi technique; benefit-cost analysis; decision trees. Computer-assisted decision support systems: analytic hierarchy process; AHP decision analysis for procurement, installation, and use of oxygenation equipment; linear programming. Appendixes: manager attributes and expectations; suggested steps for learning to read people; examples of enterprise budgets, cash flow, and credit repayment schedules; life-cycle costing; sample calculation to determine the number of fish that can be reared in a unit (tank) that receives 5 gallons per minute (gpm) water flow; sample problems on production capacity assessment (PCA).

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