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The History of Aquaculture

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Abstract. Acknowledgments. 1 Fish and Shellfish as Food. 2 Seeds in Antiquity (2000 bc to ad 500). 3 Subsistence Farming through the Middle Ages (500?1450). 4 The Slow Dawn of Science (1450?1900). 5 The Roots of Modern Aquaculture (1750?1880). 6 Farming the Sea (1880?1920). 7 Fifty Lost Years (1900?1950). 8 Aquaculture in a World at War (1935?1945). 9 Postwar Pioneering (1950?1970). 10 Uncontrolled Expansion (1965?1975). 11 The Rise of the Institutions (1970?1980). 12 Building Global Capacity (1980?2000). 13 Modern Times (twenty-first century). Appendix. End Note. Index.

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Colin E. Nash has worked in aquaculture research for more than four decades, In addition, he was the chief editor for Aquaculture for ten years; the director of the program for FAO Aquaculture Development, the technical director of France's Cofrepeche, and finally most recently NOAA.


"The lively narrative style, along with the inclusion of numerousanecdotes, makes The History of Aquaculture a very easy bookto read; ideal for summer reading while sitting on the veranda on asunny afternoon. The book should have a broad appeal to all whowish to gain some insight into the way that aquaculture hasdeveloped and advanced over the centuries." (AquacultureInternational, 2011) "This work will be a useful resource for colleges with suchcourses. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduatesthrough professionals/practitioners. " (Choice, July 2011)

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