The oyster trade worldwide is of huge commerciai importance and the demand for high quality oyster is rising all the time. With wild stoch depleled, tbe multi-million dollar oyster farming industry is increasingly servìng this demand. Oyster Culture is a thorough review of the subject, providing a huge wealth of practical and commercially vital information of importance to all those involved in this expanding industry. Based on a lifetime's work in the industry George Matthiessen has written a much-needed and comprehensive book covering all major aspects of the subject. The book covers the biology, distribution, husbandry and disease of cultured oysters and looks in detail at recent developments in oyster cultulre as well as considering the limits to oyster production. Separate chapters deal in detail with oyster culture in the Far East, the Indo-Pacific Region, Western Europe, North America and tropical areas, and with the history of production methods by a New England-based oyster company. This important book will be a vital reference tool for all those involved in the culture of oysters, including oystcr farm managers and workers, biologists working on oysters and other bivalve shellfish and invertebrates, regulatory personnel and all those serving the industry, including personnel in aquaculture equipment and feed companies, Copies of the book should also be available in libraries of universities, research establishments and government laboratories where aquaculture is studied or taught.