Food Intake in Fish

Food Intake in Fish

Editor(s): Dominic Houlihan, Thierry Boujard, Malcolm Jobling

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780632055760

Online ISBN: 9780470999516

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999516

About this Book

The intake of food by fishes is an area of study that is of great importance to the applied sciences of fisheries and aquaculture for a number of reasons. For example a thorough knowledge of factors influencing the ingestion of feed can lead to successful manipulation of the rearing environment of cultured fishes, thereby ensuring improved growth performance and feed utilisation, and decreasing the amount of waste (and consequent pollution) per unit of fish produced.


This important book, which has arisen out of a European Union COST programme, illustrates how insights into the biological and environmental factors that underlie the feeding responses of fish may be used to address practical issues of feed management.


Food Intake in Fish contains carefully edited contributions from internationally recognised scientists, providing a book that is an invaluable tool and reference to all those involved in aquaculture, especially those working in the aquaculture feed industry and scientific personnel in commercial and research aquaculture facilities. This book should also find a place on the shelves of fish biologists and physiologists and as a reference in libraries of universities, research establishments and aquaculture equipment companies.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Techniques for Measuring Feed Intake (pages 49–87)

      Malcolm Jobling, Denis Covés, Børge Damsgård, Henrik R. Kristiansen, Juha Koskela, Thuridur E. Petursdottir, Sunil Kadri and Olafur Gudmundsson

    3. Chapter 7

      Environmental Factors and Feed Intake: Rearing Systems (pages 157–188)

      Marie-Laure Bégout Anras, Marilyn Beauchaud, Jon-Erik Juell, Denis Covés and Jean-Paul Lagardére

    4. Chapter 8

      Feeding Rhythms (pages 189–215)

      Juan Antonio Madrid, Thierry Boujard and F. Javier Sánchez-Vázquez

    5. Chapter 13

      Physiological Effects of Feeding (pages 297–331)

      Chris Carter, Dominic Houlihan, Anders Kiessling, Francoise Médale and Malcolm Jobling

    6. Chapter 14

      Feeding Management (pages 332–353)

      Anders Alanärä, Sunil Kadri and Mihalis Paspatis

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