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Aquaculture Subject Guide

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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Basic References

Dictionaries and Glossaries

  • Elsevier's dictionary of aquaculture.

    A dictionary of terms related to various aquaculture species and practices. Call Number: SciTech Ref SH201 .E46 1991

  • FishBase (FAO)

    A multilingual database on the taxonomy of all fishes. Search by common name, scientific name, family, country/island, ecosystem, topic, tools, and references

  • Glossary of Aquaculture (FAO) and Fisheries Glossary (FAO)

    Both provide definitions, related terms, images, comments, and alternate languages as needed. In the Fisheries Glossary, search the subject area "Inland Resources Aquaculture"


  • Encyclopedia of Aquaculture

    A comprehensive reference on aquaculture science, technology and economics. CALL NUMBER: SciTech Ref SH20.3 .E53 2000

  • Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

    A current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on all aspects of ocean science.CALL NUMBER: SciTech Ref GC9 .E58 2001


Selected Books and Reports

  • Best management practices for Hawaiian aquaculture (pdf). CTSA publications; no. 148.

    Addresses water quality, site selection, farm operation, and effluents management.

  • Backyard Aquaculture in Hawaii: a practical manual

    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

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Find Books, Journals, and Dissertations

  • Hawaii Voyager | Search Guide (pdf)

    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)

    • SH20.3-SH191 - Aquaculture
    • SH138 - Mariculture
    • SH151-179 - Fish culture
    • SH201-399 - Fisheries
    • SH346-SH351 - Fishery, individual species
    • SH365-SH380.92 - Shellfish fisheries/culture
    • SH388.7-SH391.5 - Algae culture
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Aquaculture and Fisheries

    DOAJ provides access to scientific and scholarly journals that are freely available on the Internet.

  • Electronic Resources 

    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.

  • Dissertations & Theses 

    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.

  • Ebrary Online Books 

    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.

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Find Journal Articles using Databases

  • 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) UH Manoa Use Only 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.
  • ISI Web of Science (Science Citation Index Epanded) 1980-present

    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)

Additional Databases

These databases are excellent resources although they might return a smaller number of citations for aquaculture and related subjects than the databases listed above.


International organizations based in Hawaii are listed under Hawaii.

Compiled by Norma Matsukawa | Revised September 2008 by Sarah Myhre, | Last updated 26 October 2011 (Eileen Herring:

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