10. Ponds

  1. James H. Tidwell
  1. Craig Tucker1 and
  2. John Hargreaves2

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch10

Aquaculture Production Systems

Aquaculture Production Systems

How to Cite

Tucker, C. and Hargreaves, J. (2012) Ponds, in Aquaculture Production Systems (ed J. H. Tidwell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Kentucky State University, Division of Aquaculture Frankfort, Kentucky, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Warmwater Aquaculture Center Stoneville, Mississippi, USA

  2. 2

    Aquaculture Assessments LLC Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813801261

Online ISBN: 9781118250105



  • ponds;
  • species cultured;
  • pond culture intensity, and ecological services;
  • food, in pond aquaculture;
  • life support;
  • land use, ecological footprint of pond aquaculture;
  • unregulated algal growth, consequences;
  • practical constraints on pond aquaculture;
  • comparative economics of culture systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Species cultured

  • Pond types

  • Water use

  • Pond culture intensity and ecological services

  • Food in pond aquaculture

  • Life support in pond aquaculture

  • Land use and the ecological footprint of pond aquaculture

  • Consequences of unregulated algal growth

  • Practical constraints on pond aquaculture production

  • Comparative economics of culture systems

  • Sustainability issues

  • Trends and research needs

  • References