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Fish Tales: Aquaculture team publishes two books during 2018 with prestigious publishers

Dr. Hanping Wang and his team published two aquaculture books in 2018. The first book is Sex Control in Aquaculture, which was published in 2018 by Wiley-Blackwell after three years of planning, coordination, writing, and revising. The second book is World Perch and Bass Culture: Innovation and Industrialization, which was written in both English and Chinese and published by China Science Press in 2018. The two books cover principle and practice in sex control and aquaculture of 42 major aquaculture species and provide very useful scientific information for commercial industry, biological sciences, and for aquaculture researchers.

Sex Control in Aquaculture has two volumes covering 888 pages. Dr. Hanping Wang, Principal Scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers’ aquaculture research center, is the Editor-in-Chief and contributed six chapters to the book. Sarah Swanson assisted in chapter coordination and Bradford Sherman, Joy Bauman, and Jordan Maxwell assisted in English editing. The first comprehensive book of its kind, Sex Control in Aquaculture, covers basic theory for sex control and sex control practice in major aquaculture species worldwide. It consists of 41 chapters and the contributors are internationally recognized scientists from around the globe. Sex control and monosex production knowledge and technologies are extremely important for aquaculture professionals and industries to improve production, reduce energy consumption for reproduction, and eliminate a series of problems caused by mixed sex rearing, and for conservationists to control invasive species using a sex control approach.  For more information about the book, please visit: 

World Perch and Bass Culture: Innovation and Industrialization covers recent developments and innovations in genetics and breeding, nutrition, and culture technologies in major aquaculture perch and bass species, such as Chinese perch, largemouth bass, yellow perch, European perch, pike perch, striped bass, and walleye. Perch and bass, belonging to Serranidae, Percidae, Moronidae, and Latidae families of the Perciformes, have worldwide importance as a food and recreational fish. Global production of perch and bass is around one million tons. The economic value of perch and bass is comparable to cold water species salmons and trout. Comparing to the globally mature aquaculture industry of salmon and trout production, perch and bass are generally suitable for a wide range of rearing areas and are well-suited for commercial production because of their fast growth. Aquacultural production of perch and bass is in the early stages of development and expanding rapidly. Therefore, there is much potential for the expansion of perch and bass aquaculture.