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Advances in the culture of lobsters.

Jones, C.M. (2009) Advances in the culture of lobsters. In: Advances in the culture of lobsters. Woodhead Publishing Limited, pp. 822-844.

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Abstract

Commercial aquaculture of marine lobsters is an attractive proposition, as most species are high value with established market demand, and fishery production is static or diminishing. Nevertheless, achievement of commercial success will necessitate resolution of technical difficulties associated with on-growing of aggressive species (clawed lobsters) or with rearing the larvae, which for spiny and slipper lobsters is generally a painstaking and protracted process. Notwithstanding these technical challenges, increasing market demand for the product is driving a substantial research and development effort around the world to develop commercial lobster farming technology. This chapter reports on the status of that effort, the successes and obstacles.

Item Type:Book Section
Corporate Creators:QPIF
Additional Information:© Woodhead Publishing Limited
Keywords:Aquaculture; Demand; Lobster culture; Lobsters; Markets; Crustacea; Arthropods; Invertebrates; Aquatic animals; Aquatic organisms; Eukaryotes; Decapoda
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture
Deposited On:16 Nov 2009 05:39
Last Modified:03 Sep 2010 05:49

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