6. Cage Culture in Freshwater and Protected Marine Areas

  1. James H. Tidwell
  1. Michael P. Masser

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch6

Aquaculture Production Systems

Aquaculture Production Systems

How to Cite

Masser, M. P. (2012) Cage Culture in Freshwater and Protected Marine Areas, in Aquaculture Production Systems (ed J. H. Tidwell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch6

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Texas Co-op Extension College Station, Texas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813801261

Online ISBN: 9781118250105



  • cage culture in freshwater, protected marine areas;
  • cage culture, current status;
  • history and evolution of cage culture;
  • cages, advantages and disadvantages;
  • site selection;
  • stocking cages;
  • feeding caged fish;
  • polyculture, and integrated systems;
  • cage culture problems;
  • economics of cage culture


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Current status of cage culture

  • History and evolution of cage culture

  • Advantages and disadvantages of cages

  • Site selection

  • Stocking cages

  • Feeding caged fish

  • Polyculture and integrated systems

  • Problems with cage culture

  • Economics of cage culture

  • Sustainability issues

  • References