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This guide provides resources for research on freshwater, brackishwater, and marine culture (mariculture) of plants and animals for commercial or non-commercial production for human consumption and other uses
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Dictionaries and Glossaries
A dictionary of terms related to various aquaculture species and practices. Call Number: SciTech Ref SH201 .E46 1991
A multilingual database on the taxonomy of all fishes. Search by common name, scientific name, family, country/island, ecosystem, topic, tools, and references
Both provide definitions, related terms, images, comments, and alternate languages as needed. In the Fisheries Glossary, search the subject area "Inland Resources Aquaculture"
A comprehensive reference on aquaculture science, technology and economics. CALL NUMBER: SciTech Ref SH20.3 .E53 2000
A current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on all aspects of ocean science.CALL NUMBER: SciTech Ref GC9 .E58 2001
Find aquaculture and fisheries information in the Fisheries and Aquaculture section of this Internet portal for sustainable ocean development.
Selected Books and Reports
Addresses water quality, site selection, farm operation, and effluents management.
A classic handbook of practical information and basic principles for Hawaii and other warm water areas from a project supported by the State of Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program. Available in pdf or in print Call Number: SH35 .H3 S9 1989
Hawaii Voyager is the catalog for all of the University of Hawaii libraries. Search Hawaii Voyager for books, journals, videos, and more. Do not use it to find specific journal articles on a topic. Go to Find Journal Articles for links to those tools.
Call Numbers: SH1-SH691 (Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling). Some items may be classified under call numbers for related fields such as Botany (QK), Biology (QH), or Zoology (QL)
DOAJ provides access to scientific and scholarly journals that are freely available on the Internet.
Use this database to find electronic journals, e-books, and databases that are available through the Library. Most resources are only accessible to UHM faculty, students, and staff.
Includes citations for doctoral and master's work from more than 1,000 graduate schools and universities dating back to 1861. More than 750,000 dissertations and theses from 1997 on have been digitized and are available in pdf format. Citations for dissertations from 1980 forward include abstracts. For UH dissertations and theses dating to 1996, search Dissertations & Theses@University of Hawaii.
A rich source of aquaculture books. Most titles are cataloged in Hawaii Voyager, but access through this link allows searching the contents of all of the e-books in our subscription. To view a book, first download the free Ebrary reader.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (CSA) 1971-current
A leading international aquatic database—marine, fresh, and brackish.
All aspects of the aquatic environment—aquaculture; technology; pollution; biotechnology; organic/inorganic resources. TIP: Add culture to the organism name to retrieve farming information (for example, crab culture). | SEARCH GUIDE (PDF)
Biological Abstracts (ISI Web of Knowledge) 1969-current
Global coverage of life sciences—animals, plants, microorganisms.
Botany, microbiology, biochemistry, evolutionary ecology, toxicology, and more.
CAB Direct (CAB Abstracts) 1973 - current
Significant literature in applied life sciences and related pure sciences.Aquaculture; agriculture; animal/veterinary sciences; environmental sciences; human health, food and nutrition;microbiology, parasitology, plant sciences; and leisure/tourism.
Citations from prestigious, high impact scientific research journals.
Multidisciplinary—science, arts & humanities, and social sciences.
Oceanic Abstracts (CSA) 1981-current. UHM: 1968-1992
Global coverage of technical literature—marine and brackish water environments.
Aquaculture; fisheries; marine biology; physical oceanography; living/non-living resources; meteorology and geology; relevant environmental, technological, and legislative topics. Call Number: SciTech Ref Z6004 .P6 O25 (v.15-32 in Storage 3)
Zoological Record Plus (CSA) 1978-present. Print: 1864-1993/94
Global database for zoology and animal sciences, taxonomy and systematics.
Biochemistry to veterinary medicine. Authoritative source on animal names and identification (taxonomy and systematics). Call Number: Sci Ref Z7991 .Z76 (v.115-130, 1978-1994, SciTech Storage 3)
These databases are excellent resources although they might return a smaller number of citations for aquaculture and related subjects than the databases listed above.
Citations from the U.S. National Agricultural Library (NAL).
SUBJECTS: All aspects of agriculture—aquaculture and fisheries, farming/farming systems; agricultural economics; veterinary sciences; food and human nutrition; agricultural engineering; technology; environmental sciences, and more. Use Advanced Search if you use the NAL gateway.
International database for agricultural sciences and technology, including "grey" literature.
SUBJECTS: All aspects of agriculture and technology, from industry overviews and methodology to legal/economic issues, environmental impacts, and genetic modification.
Food science, food technology, and human nutrition.
SUBJECTS: Use for articles that pertain to the fish sold on the local and global market, which were produced via aquaculture. Basic food science and technology, nutrition, biotechnology, toxicology, packaging and engineering.
Google Scholar via UH-Manoa
Scholarly works with links to UH resourcesSUBJECTS: All topics from academic publishers, professional societies, universities and other scholarly organizations. TIP: Open GS from the UH library site to see links to the UH library collections and to other library collections from around the world via WorldCat.
A full text archive for important scholarly journals.
SUBJECTS: Multidisciplinary; includes topics such as culture methods, traditional Hawaiian aquaculture, warmwater aquaculture, and raising specific species.
This is an abundant online resource for fishery data in publications such as the Yearbooks of Fishery Statistics Summary Tables. Some publications are in the library's print collection. Check Hawaii Voyager for the call numbers.
DAR collects various data from fishing reports, marine life and habitat surveys (fish counts/transects, etc.), creel surveys, port surveys, fish market sampling, and other scientific surveys. The commercial fishing reports, the oldest dataset, date to 1948.
Find a list of U.S. federal and International web sites with aquaculture and fisheries statistics here. For more fisheries statistics, visit NOAA Fisheries Statistics Division, which provides links to key statistical databases and a list of International Organizations and National Offices that collect fisheries statistics and other information.
This comprehensive list includes links to AQUASTAT, FISHSTAT, and other statistical databases. AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system for water and agriculture with emphasis on developing countries.
A good resource for definitions, concepts, and statistical standards used by international agencies. See Section J for succinct definitions of Aquaculture and culture environments.
This is a comprehensive legal treatise and handbook covering aquaculture law, business and finance of fishes, shellfish and aquatic plants. Call Number: KF1760 .M38 2000 (Hamilton Library and Richardson Law Library)
NOAA provides links to federal sites that may have legisltion, policy, permit and regulatory information affecting aquaculture development.
PRAISE offers historical summaries of legislation for the Pacific and U.S. and other sources.
USDA provides comprehensive coverage of aquaculture related laws, regulations, standards, and technology.
This claims to be the world's largest collection of free information on international fisheries law and related subjects on the web. It includes full access to the journal International Fisheries Law and Policy Review.
This section lists University of Hawaii affiliated programs that offer aquaculture information, courses, and services. Many provide links to publications.
A USDA regional center, CTSA supports commercial aquaculture development and provides links to CTSA papers, journal articles, research reports, fact sheets, and Regional Notes featuring aquaculture enterprises and news.
An undergraduate program, MOPS offers Marine Links to aquaculture and ocean related sites.
UH-Hilo's PACRC is an excellent resource for local, national, and international aquaculture research. To access The Big Island Aquaculture Website and articles, reports, other resources, click Publications and Links on the menu bar.
PRAISE provides information services (primarily document delivery and topical literature searches) to support Pacific aquaculture industry growth.
World renowned, HIMB is home to aquaculture and marine culture projects at the research facilities at Coconut Island, Kaneohe Bay.
AFRC serves as a base yard, hatchery, and culture center for the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources. Find links to Fisheries Statistics, a Document Library, and other resources.
This guide to getting started in aquaculture and other information is maintained by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's Aquaculture Development Program.
The focus is coral reef ecology, fisheries, fish biology, marine mammals, marine biology, and oceanography in the western and central Pacific Ocean, with emphasis on the Hawaiian Archipelago and other U.S.-related islands in the Pacific.
OI publishes the Aquabytes newsletter and hosts the Aquaculture Interchange Program which sponsors workshops to facilitate information sharing between the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe. The institute sponsors research on marine aquaculture, biotechnology, and coastal resource management.
HAA promotes the development of commercial aquaculture production in Hawaii. It monitors relevant legislative and business issues. The site provides a mix of research information and commercial products..
NOAA provides a vast amount of information to support the U.S. initiative to develop sustainable commercial marine fisheries and a robust domestic aquaculture industry. This site also provides an overview of the NOAA program, worldwide trends, and related topics, and includes a link to the National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007.
The NOAA Central Library consolidates links to the many aquaculture resources from NOAA and other organizations.
Use the Virtual Library Search to find research reports, peer-reviewed articles, publications, journals and other scientific literature from the U.S. and other countries.
NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) helps develop marine aquaculture policies and regulatory review processes for the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
A multi-state research program, its aim is to make shrimp farming competitive in the world market.
International organizations based in Hawaii are listed under Hawaii.
AquaNIC provides acess to state, national, and international publications, newsletters, visual media, calendars, directories, and special sections on species and production systems.
This site features industry news and topics, links, a busienss directory, and other information.
The library includes fisheries and aquaculture-related documents in French and English and includes technical reports, manuals, handbooks, newsletters, and other material.