The Handbook on small-scale freshwater fish farming provides a wealth of simply presented and illustrated information on freshwater fish farming in ponds, pens and cages, compiled form five booklets published on the subject in FAO s Better Farming Series between 1979 and 1990. Here is an improved format, particulars of pond, pen and cage location, construction and management are covered in outlines that can be modified to suit local conditions. The handbook is primarily intended to help workers, technicians and teachers present their knowledge of freshwater fish farming to small-scale farmers. For example, it can be used as a trainers aid in conjunction with the five original booklets, which can be distributed among trainees. The handbook ends with a set of questions that could be used to tests the trainees comprehension. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; What is fish farming?, Why do we raise fish?, What do you need to raise fish?, How do we begin?; Chapter 2: Locating your Fish Farm; Where to put your fish pond, Water supply, Soil quality, Testing soil; Chapter 3: Constructing Fish Ponds; How large should your pond be?, How to build a 20 by 20 metre pond; Chapter 4: Inlets to Let Water into the Pond; Simple inlets, A better inlet; Chapter 5: Outlets to Let Water Out of the Pond; Simple outlets, A better outlet, Another kind of outlet: the monk, Improving your pipe outlet, Using a siphon to drain your pond; Chapter 6: Bringing Water to your Ponds; Raising the level of your water supply, Digging a supply ditch, Digging a return ditch, Building a sluice to control the water flow; Chapter 7: Controlling the Water in the Pond; Overflow, Controlling trash and fish: screens; Chapter 8: Preparing your Pond; Before filling the pond, Fertilizing the water, How to make plant compost, How to make animal compost, Building a crib, Putting fertilizer into the crib, When is your pond ready?; Chapter 9: Stocking your Pond with Baby Fish; Growing your own baby fish, Feeding the fish in your nursery pond, Using your baby fish, Transporting your baby fish, Putting baby fish into your pond; Chapter 10: Taking Care of your Pond; Chapter 11: Taking Care of your Fish; Feeding your growing fish, Providing good water for your fish; Chapter 12: Harvesting your Pond; Harvesting without draining the water, Harvesting by draining part of the water, Harvesting by draining all of the water, Harvesting fish when you have a monk, Harvesting inside the pond, Harvesting outside the pond, Harvesting many fish, What to do with your baby fish; Chapter 13: Beginning Again; Chapter 14: Improving Farm Management; Growing fish all year round, Growing only male fish; Chapter 15: Producing Fish in Pens; Locating fish pens, How large should your pen be?, Building a pen, Putting baby fish into your pen, Feeding fish in pens, Taking care of your fish in a pen, Taking care of your fish pen, Harvesting fish in pens, Starting again; Chapter 16: Producing Fish in Cages; Locating fish cages, Building a cage, Building a simple post cage, Building a simple floating cage, Building a better floating cage, Putting baby fish in the cage, Feeding fish in cages, Taking care of your fish in a cage, Taking care of the cage, Harvesting fish in cages, Starting again; Chapter 17: Your Farm and your Fish Ponds; Chapter 18: Keeping you and your Family Healthy.The Handbook on small-scale freshwater fish farming provides a wealth of simply presented and illustrated information on freshwater fish farming in ponds, pens and cages, compiled form five booklets published on the subject in FAO s Better ...
|Title||:||Handbook on Small Scale Freshwater Fish Farming|
|Publisher||:||Daya Books - 2005-01-01|