About the Book :-
Shrimp farming was growing as an industrial venture in rapid scale and it was declined in the same speed due to the widespread of disease outbreaks and consequences of antibiotics in the environment. The major set-back in the shrimp farm development was the emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. This situation warranted the dumping of antibiotics in large quantities, many times as the infections are primarily due to the viral causatives. Such situations lead to the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens into the neighboring farms and environment. The consequences of antibiotics in shrimp aquaculture products have been realized at the consumer level and hence many countries have banned the trade and import of antibiotic contaminated fishery products. Therefore, alternate environmental friendly management practices are inevitable to promote the shrimp farming as an economically and ecologically sustainable venture. In this book, the types of shrimp farming systems, major bacterial and viral diseases of shrimp, consequences of antibiotic use in shrimp aquaculture, residual kinetics of antibiotics in treated shrimp, prospective shrimp disease management strategies such as vaccines, immunostimulants and natural products, bioactive marine secondary metabolites as a potential source for the development of novel shrimp drugs, probiotics in shrimp aquaculture, ecological aquaculture as a sustainable disease management systems, and good farm management practices are addressed with research insights and speculative deliberations.
About the Authors
Dr. Joseph Selvin is working as Senior Lecturer and Group Leader of Marine Bioprospecting Laboratory, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. After completing the Ph.D. in 2000, he worked as Head in the Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri. He was awarded DST-Young scientist project on chemical ecology of marine sponge Dendrilla nigra (2004-2007). His research interests include exploring the sponge-associated marine microbes and development of shrimp farming. He has also been awarded with UNESCO-TEMA grand (2006) and NPG award (2006) for his presentation and participation in GRC on Marine Microbes, USA.
Dr. A.S. Ninawe, is among the most distinguished scientists, academician and educationists of the county and hold the M.Sc, Ph.D. (Marine Sciences), and M.B.A. degrees. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biosciences and has been awarded ISEP Science Academy Fellowship and Bioved Research Society Fellowship for his rich contribution in the field of Aquatic and Animal Biotechnology and Mariculture and Aquatic Microbiology. He has served as a scientist in the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology for 21 years and held various positions beginning with the Senior Scientific Officer to Director and was working as the Adviser before taking over the reigns of Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur as the Vice-Chancellor. He has written three books for dissemination of knowledge to benefit the aquaculturist, students ans scientists.
Dr. Lipton is working as a Principal Scientist in the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Vizhinjam, Trivandrum, Kerala. He joined the Agriculture Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi as Scientist S-1 in September 1976. He had his Ph.D. on microbial diseased of some chosen cultivable freshwater fishes from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He was awarded National Associateship by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi during 1993 to work on the biotechnological aspects of disease management in aquaculture. Subsequently, he had his training on fish virology and recombinant DNA vaccines in USA. Dr. Lipton is a recognized research guide and examiner of several Universities and guided many students for their Ph.D. degree. Dr. Lipton has more than 150 publications to his credit. His specializations include : microbial infections in marine finfish and shellfish, marine bioactive molecules from invertebrates/macroalgae and mariculture of marine medicinal species for drug leads.