Free download of : A Basic Overview of Aquaculture
World fish farming was first practiced as long ago as 2000 B.C., in China. The Bible refers to fish ponds and sluices (Isaiah, Chapter 19, verse 10), and ornamental fish ponds appear in paintings from ancient Egypt. European aqua-
culture began sometime in the Middle Ages and transformed the “art” of Asian aquaculture into a science that studied spawning, pathology, and food webs. One of the most significant develop- ments was the invention of culture methods for
trout, which were being introduced into natural waters by the mid-1800s.
Aquaculture is a form of agriculture that in- volves the propagation, cultivation, and market- ing of aquatic animals and plants in a controlled environment. The history of aquaculture in the United States can be traced back to the mid to
late l9th century when pioneers began to supply brood fish, fingerlings, and lessons in fish husbandry to would-be aquaculturists …….