CABI Climate Change and Fish Health Series

Climate Change on Diseases And Disorders Of Finfish In Cage Culture Edition 3

May 2023
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  • Published
    1st May 2023
  • ISBN 9781800621626
  • Language English
  • Pages 488 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This, the third volume in the series Climate Change and Fish Health, describes how finfish in cage culture and their pathogens are directly or indirectly affected by ongoing changes to the environment. These changes, which include a global rise in water temperature with increased acidification and reduction in dissolved oxygen, will continue even if we can significantly reduce the current output of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane.

The third edition of Diseases and Disorders of Finfish in Cage Culture has been renamed to be included in the series, and is completely updated and revised. It has:

  • Nine updated chapters with new expert contributions from around the world
  • A focus on the effects that climate change has, and will have, on finfish and their pathogens
  • New material includes chapters on algal blooms, biosecurity and fish welfare
  • An emphasis on practical recommendations and changes that can be made to improve fish health
This book is key reading for all involved in cage culture of finfish, research scientists, ecologists, fish health consultants, veterinarians, policy makers and all who are interested in fish health and changes to the environment. It is a good reference text for workshops on fish health and academic courses such as aquaculture and fish health.

Patrick T. K. Woo

Patrick T. K. Woo has been a faculty member at the University of Guelph (UoG) since 1974. He was also Director, Axelrod Institute of Ichthyology, and in 2005 UoG Senate elected him University Professor Emeritus. Prior to 1974 he was MRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Ballard Fellow, UoG; FAO Andre Mayer Research Fellow, East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization and Serengeti Research Institute; and IDRC Consultant/Scientist, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research. His other appointments (1985-2010) include as NUS Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore, and as short-term Visiting Professor/Scientist at 16 Universities/Institutes in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Patrick was Plenary/Symposium speaker at 44 conferences, recipient of The Robert Wardle Award, and elected Fellow, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is editor-in-chief of a journal, member of three editorial boards; and has published 194 scientific papers, 19 reviews in conference proceedings, 15 book chapters, and eight books.

Rohana P. Subasinghe

Rohana Subasinghe is a Sri Lankan/Italian with over 30 years of solid professional experience in aquaculture and aquatic animal health management. Graduated (with honors) from Colombo University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1979. Received an MSc in Aquaculture from the University of Plymouth in 1982 and a PhD in Aquatic Animal Health Management from the University of Stirling in 1986. From 1990 to 1994 worked as the Deputy Coordinator of an Asia regional research program on aquatic animal health management funded by the Government of Canada (International Development Research Centre Canada - IDRC), based at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. Joined FAO Fisheries Department in 1994 and served for 22 years until retired in 2015 as the Chief of the Aquaculture Service of FAO. Professional experience of 22 years at FAO includes; 6 years as Fishery Resources Officer (Fish Health) and 14 years as Senior Aquaculture Officer (Aquaculture and Fish Health), and 2 years as the Chief of the Aquaculture Service. Responsible in establishing a sizable global program on aquatic animal health management, bringing together a large number and variety of partner institutions worldwide to assist FAO Members. Designed, formulated, and implemented many inter-regional, regional and national technical cooperation programs and projects and produced many high-quality technical publications and manuals. Engaged in extensive and at times complicated frontline negotiations and discussion with FAO members and regional organizations and brought together several important regional agreements and consensus which resulted in significant policy changes at national and regional levels. Working with WorldFish since 2016 to-date and currently serving as the Technical Lead to the WorldFish/Nigeria. Founder member and former Chairperson of the Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society, honorary life member of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and Past President of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of WAS. Strong advocate of sustainable, responsible, and equitable aquaculture and improving its contribution to poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security.

Finfish; Fish in cage culture; Infectious fish diseases; Non infectious fish diseases; Cold water; Warm water; Marine water; Brackish water; Fresh water; Emerging fish diseases; Transmission of fish disease; Wild fish and farmed fish; Infection control in fish; Biosecurity; Environment; Fish welfare; Climate change; Sustainability; Biodiversity; Carbon dioxide; Methane; Zoonoses