"Aquaculture Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal with a high impact factor. It provides an international forum for the publication of papers in the following areas: fisheries biology/ecology, fisheries oceanography, fishing technology, fisheries management and aquaculture. The socio-economic dimensions of fisheries are also highly relevant.
Aquaculture has been growing rapidly for food production in the last few decades. Several commercial fish species have been cultured intensively in narrow or enclosed spaces such as ponds, cages or tanks under overcrowding or high density leading to adversely affect the health of cultured fish with a potentially stressful environment and infectious diseases. The infectious disease-outbreaks have emerged as constraints for the development of aquaculture. Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics have been used to prevent or control bacterial infections in aquaculture for about 20 years. Unfortunately, the use of antibiotics for treatment is not successful and sustainable due to increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, negative effect on the indigenous microflora of juveniles or adult fish, and the accumulation of antibiotic residues in fish tissue and environment causing human and animal health issues. Additional research is needed to define the specific dosage rates and efficacy of various compounds for a variety of aquatic species and their pathogens and to decrease costs of the immunostimulants. It is expected that during coming years immunostimulants will find more application to make aquaculture sustainable. Therefore, immunostimulants may be an effective tool for controlling infectious diseases in aquaculture... Debtanu Barman, Aquaculture Health Management: A new Approach
The journal publishes top quality research papers in the form of research and review articles as well as case reports that are made freely available to everyone worldwide.
The Journal of Aquaculture provides an international platform where students, authors and researchers from different linguistic environments have the opportunity to publish their valuable scientific experience in the field of Aquaculture & Fisheries, from their native language to English or from English to other international languages including French, German and Spanish. We believe that the newly launched OMICS Translation Services, is a guarantee for quicker and larger information exchange between scientists, and a key component for future research."
Last date updated on May, 2014