You're currently on:

Urban Aquaculture

  • Urban Aquaculture

Urban Aquaculture

Edited by: B A Costa-Pierce, A Desbonnet, P Edwards, D Baker

Availability: In stock

Edited by: B A Costa-Pierce, A Desbonnet, P Edwards, D Baker

About The Book

Fishery products are the world's most important source of animal protein, especially for the poor. Meeting the basic human needs for protein foods in the future will be a difficult challenge, especially as demand for fish has doubled since the 1950s. Realistically we can not expect to catch more food from the sea, so we must now turn to farming the waters, not just hunting them.

The new challenge for planners is to accelerate aquaculture development and to plan for new production. As millions of people are moving from rural, inland areas to coastal cities we need to make urban areas not only centres of marketing and distribution, but also of production, particularly using recycled urban wastewater. This book on urban aquaculture includes papers from authors in the USA, Europe and Asia that review these emerging issues from the perspective of both developed and developing countries.

Additional Information

Author Edited by: B A Costa-Pierce, A Desbonnet, P Edwards, D Baker
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 304 pp
ISBN 9780851998299
Publication date June 2005
Book Type Hardcover


A Future Urban Ecosystem Incorporating Urban Aquaculture for Wastewater Treatment and Food Production

Viewing Urban Aquaculture as an Agroindustry

The Evolution of Urban Aquaculture in Asia

  • Opportunities and Constraints to Urban Aquaculture, with a Focus on South and Southeast Asia
  • Development Status of Prospects for Wastewater-fed Aquaculture in Urban Environments
  • Peri-Urban Aquaculture and Poor Livelihoods in Kolkata, India
  • Wastewater-based Urban Aquaculture systems in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Wastewater Reuse Through Urban Aquaculture in Hanoi, Vietnam: Status and Prospects

The Evolution of Urban Aquaculture in Europe and North America

  • The Emergence of Urban Aquaculture in Europe
  • Competitive Potential for USA Urban Aquaculture Products
  • Commercially Feasible Urban Recirculating Aquaculture: Addressing the Marine Sector
  • Shrimp Culture In Urban, Superintensive Closed Systems
  • Aquaculture of the Florida Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians concentricus, in Tampa Bay Florida (USA): An Urban Estuary
  • Four Years of Recirculating Aquaculture In Boston Harbor, USA

The Progress and Potentials of Urban Aquaculture Education

  • Urban Aquaculture in Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Growing A Future Crop of Aquaculturists: Creating An Urban Aquaculture Education Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Science in Action: Tools for Teaching Urban Aquaculture Concepts
  • Urban Aquaculture: A Necessary Reality
  • Ecolobelling and Urban Aquaculture


  • Aquaculture in Future Urban Ecosystems

Delivery Information

Books and small items posted to a UK address are sent by the standard Royal Mail postal service. Books and small items posted to non-UK addresses are generally sent Royal Mail (Printed papers for books).

Delivery is charged according to the weight of your order. Please add items to your cart and enter your Country / Postcode to get a delivery price.

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Special books



Address: 5m Enterprises Ltd. Benchmark House, 8 Smithy Wood Drive, Sheffield, S35 1QN, England.

Mail to:

Phone: +44 (0)114 2464799

Fax: +44 (0)114 303 0085