Besides giving an outline of the beginning of fisheries industrialisation, technological innovations responsible for it; setting up of modern fishing industry to put the world fisheries on commercial ventures with resulting consequences of overfishing in certain areas of oceans leading to collapse of fisheries and the shift from capture to culture fisheries and aquaculture development have been dealt in this book. The impetus for growing, aquaculture, particularly, in developing countries, such as recent technological innovations in aquaculture, especially on reproductive technologies, disease control, feed technologies, holding systems and as a tool for rural development have been included in the book in addition to giving bionomics and prevalent culture procedures of the sea fishes, like yellowtail, sweetfish, salmon, eel, halibut, sea bream, trout, sea weed, oyster, marine pearl and ranching of tuna. The culture practices of eurihaline fishes and crustaceans, like sea bass (Lates calcarifer), mullets, milkfish (Chanos chanos) and mud crabs (Scylla serrata) in various South East Asian countries including India were described in details. Shrimp farming has been dealt in a separate chapter of this book, in view of its high commercial importance as foreign exchange earner by many developing countries. Among freshwater aquaculture, common carp culture in ponds, pens and production of common carp seed from small scale hatchery have been outlined in the book. Indian fisheries, in global fisheries scenario have been discussed by including oil sardine, mackerel, Bombay duck, skipjack, ribbon fish, pomfret, elasmobranchs, sole, prawn and shell fisheries under marine fisheries sector. Under culture fisheries, culture of Indian major carps, prawn, live fishes and their role in income generation in rural and urban areas have find place in this book. As an integral part of industrial fisheries, post harvesting technology and processing of fish for prevention and various form of value added product preparation in the fish processing industries to give fisheries, a real industrial status have also been given in the book elaborately. Contents Introduction, Concept of the industrial fisheries, Beginning of fisheries industrialisation; Chapter 1: Capture Fisheries, Input for fisheries industrialisation, Technological innovations leading to fisheries industrialisation, Introduction to mechanical power in the fishing vessels, Change in structure of industrial fishery, Setting of modern fishing industry, Investment for industrialisation, Improvement of fishing methods leading to higher fish catch, From heavy granton trawl to otter trawl, From lampara to purse seine, From simple gill net to drift net and trammel net, From single hook and line to long line fishing, From fishing trap to fish aggregating devices, Introduction to fish searching and detecting device: a step forward toward industrialisation, Growth of world fisheries due to industrialisation, Fish species of commercial importance, Trend of world pelagic and demersal fisheries, Production trend, Overfishing and collapse of fisheries, Regulatory measures, Marine protected areas; Chapter 2: Shift from Capture to Culture Fisheries, Aquaculture development, Global aquaculture production, Species cultivated, Production in different culture environment, Contribution to global food supply, Aquaculture production in Asia: India, Capture fisheries and aquaculture, Potential and productive culture based fisheries, Technological innovations in aquaculture, Reproductive technologies, Disease control, Feed technologies, Holding systems, Pre market conditioning, Aquaculture development towards industrailisation, Impact on environment, Technology involved, Product quality, Aquaculture and rural development, Contribution of aquaculture to rural development, Aquaculture production, Benefits; Chapter 3: Mariculture, Yellowtail culture, Bionomics of the species, Status of culture, Culture technique, Culture facilities, Sweet fish culture, Bionomics, Rivering strain, Breeding and farming, Pond aquaculture, Salmon culture, Bionomics, Fresh and salt water rearing, Sea water rearing and release, Restocknig cycle, Culture activities, Eel aquaculture, Bionomics, Culture techniques, Halibut culture, Bionomics, Fishery, Culture techniques, Breeding and seed production, Culture environment, Feeding, Culture schedule, Sea bream culture, Breeding and larval development, Red sea bream culture, Trout culture, Bionomics, Selection of site, Culture ponds, Seed production, Hatching and feeding, Rearing of adult fish, Prevention of disease, Sea weed culture, Oyster culture, Marine pearl culture, Formation of natural pearl, Cultured pearl, Pearl producing molluscs, Peal oyster farming, Tridacna, Fresh water pearl culture, Ranching of tuna, Bionomics, Bluefin ranching; Chapter 4: Brackish Water Fish Culture, Sea bass culture, Mud crab culture, Bionomics, Culture practices, Culture of mullets, Bionomics, Life cycle in coastal lagoon, Culture of grey mullets in brackish water ponds, Culture of milk fish, History of culture, Bionomics, Culture methods, Fry collection and transport, Specialisation in milk fish culture, Preparation of the pond, Feeding habits, Stocking rate and growth, Husbandry and management, Harvesting, Production, Recent development in milk fish culture; Chapter 5: Shrimp Farming, Technology that sparks shrimp farming industralisation, Species under culture, Biological qualities, Seed production technology, Intermediate nursing, Through culture, Shift from extensive to intensive farming, Sanitary control and water quality, Nutrition and composite feed, Feed requirement, Prevention and disease, Harvest and marketing, Brackish water prawn farming for export: management, problems and prospects, Bionomics of culturable species, Culture environment and water quality, Control of predators and competitors, Soil of pond bottom, Prawn seed, Prawn seed management, Water conditions, Food, Dissolve oxygen, Feeding time, Reasons for mortality among prawn, Important tips for prawn farmers; Chapter 6: Freshwater Aquaculture, Common carp culture, Culture technique, Growing fish and prawn in low cost pen systems, Pen culture of fish, Pen culture of prawns, Pen management, A small scale hatchery for common carp, Requirement for the hatchery, Preparation of pond, Production of fish seed; Chapter 7: Fisheries Sector in India, Marine fisheries, Off-shore and deep sea fisheries, Mariculture, Brackish water fisheries, Freshwater fisheries, Capture fisheries resources, Culture fisheries, Exploitable marine fishery resources upto 50 m. depth, Oil sardine fishery, Fishing season, Exploitation, Bionomics, Factors affecting the fishery, Disposal of catch, Indian mackerel fishery, Contribution to all India marine fishery, Migration and shoaling behaviour, Fishery craft and great used, fishing season, Made of disposal of the catch, Future fishery, Bombay duck fishery, Distribution, Bombay duck catch, Fishery composition of catch, Shoaling behaviour, Disposal of catch, Non laminated bombay duck, Future fishery, Distribution, Landing, Tuna fishing in minicoy islands, Future fishery, Ribbon fish fishery, Distribution, Landling, Fishery, Promfret fishery, Distribution, Bionomcis, Elasmobranch fishery, Industry, Sole fishery, Landling, Fishery, Prawn fishery, Distribution, Fishery, Captuer crafts and gears; Distant water prawn fishery, Shell fisheries, Distribution, Fishery; Chapter 8: Freshwater Fish Culture in India, Carp culture, Farming of carps, Selection of pond, Preparation of pond, Pond fertilization, Stocking of culture ponds, Field identification of carp fries, Conditioning, transport and stocking of the fingerlings, Post stocking management, Fish growth in ponds, Upkeep and pond management, Disease in carp culture ponds, Fish diseases, Capture of fish, Marketing of fish, Export possibility, Processing of fish, Progressive carp farming: economics of piscicuture in rural areas, Economics of culture, Fish farmer developing agencies, Composite carp culture: a commercially viable project, Integrated carp farming, Fish-cum-duck farming, Pond management, Stocking the pond, Use of duck dropping as manure, Duck house, Duckery, Harvesting, Economics, Role of fish culture in income generation in rural and urban areas, Prawn seed production and hatchery management, Marine prawn, Freshwater prawn, Freshwater prawn culture for higher income, Live fish culture, Magur culture, Mullet culture; Chapter 9: Postharvesting Technology and Processing, Postharvesting technology and marketing, Purpose of fish processing, Kinds of fish processing, On board, On land, Freezing, Processing for preservation, Processing for preservation and taste, Materials for other industries, Fish processing industry in Japan, Dried products, Boiled and dried products, Kamaboko, Fish ham and sausage, Canned products, Feed stuffs and fertilizers.