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Fish Welfare in Aquaculture

Edited by: Dr. Athanasios Exadactylos

As fish have similar stress responses and sense of nociception to mammals, best practice methods and standards of fish welfare are rapidly emerging in the field of aquaculture. New fish welfare measures can dramatically improve farming outcomes, but a sustainable balance between implementation costs and their benefits must first be reached. The Fish Welfare in Aquaculture Collection invites articles which present an overview of such developments, discussing the importance of fish welfare within the research environment.

The welfare of fish is a product of several mutually contributing factors. Potential topics welcome for submission therefore include, but are not limited to:

  • Developments in fish biology and control of the reproduction
  • Strain breeding
  • Sex determination & differentiation
  • Aquaculture management and environment interactions
  • Genetic selection & growth improvement
  • Malformations & survival
  • Gene expression & omic technologies
  • Fish diseases
  • Feeding & nutrition

The Collection will also consider studies with negative or inconclusive results. All manuscripts are subject to peer review for quality and suitability of publication in SpringerPlus.

 As Editor-in-Chief of this Collection, I would like to invite you to choose SpringerPlus for the home of your research.

Dr. Athanasios Exadactylos, University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences, Greece.

Submission Instructions:

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Fish Welfare in Aquaculture” from the list.

Collection Articles:

  1. Organotin compounds are a versatile group of organometallic chemicals that are used in a variety of industrial and agricultural applications. Tributyltin (TBT), a common organotin, brings about severe spermato...

    Authors: V. Kanimozhi, K. Palanivel, M. A. Akbarsha and B. Kadalmani
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1523
  2. From 2011 to 2013, we conducted a full sanitary survey of pollution sources in proximity to a shellfish growing area in the Hansan-Geojeman region in Korea, which includes a designated shellfish growing area. ...

    Authors: Jong Soo Mok, Tae Seek Lee, Poong Ho Kim, Hee Jung Lee, Kwang Soo Ha, Kil Bo Shim, Ka Jeong Lee, Yeoun Joong Jung and Ji Hoe Kim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1412
  3. A 28-days feeding experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of histamine on digestive physiology of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Four experimental diets were supplemented with histamine a...

    Authors: Liulan Zhao, Xiaozhen Yang, Yongxu Cheng and Song Yang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:552
  4. The normal dose of 17α-methyltestosterone (MT) used in fish farming was 60 mg/L, and now the analysis of residual androgens was carried out in waste water obtained from the Beijing area, which could be detecte...

    Authors: Yao Zheng, Jianhong Qu, Liping Qiu, Limin Fan, Shunlong Meng, Chao Song, Xuwen Bing and Jiazhang Chen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:338
  5. In this study, we induced tetraploidy in Korean rose bitterling, Rhodeus uyekii, by applying various hydrostatic pressure shock conditions. Tetraploidy was not induced under 4500 psi pressure treatment in any ex...

    Authors: Hyun Woo Gil, Hee Jeong Kong, Cheul Min An, Bong-Seok Kim, Sang-Gu Lim and In-Seok Park
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:186
  6. We performed annealing control primer (ACP)-based differential-display reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (DDRT-PCR) to isolate differentially expressed genes (DEGs) from the stage IV ovary and ov...

    Authors: X. C. Qu, J. Y. Jiang, C. Cheng, L. Feng and Q. G. Liu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:745
  7. The transport of live fish is a crucial step to establish fish culture in captivity, and is especially challenging for species that have not been commonly cultured before, therefore transport and handling meth...

    Authors: Ido Bar, Luke Dutney, Peter Lee, Ryosuke Yazawa, Goro Yoshizaki, Yutaka Takeuchi, Scott Cummins and Abigail Elizur
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:604
  8. The experimental cage culture was conducted at Shirati bay, Lake Victoria from February to August 2013, to investigate the impacts of the small scale cage culture on the environment. Three locations along the ...

    Authors: Benedicto Boniphace Kashindye, P. Nsinda, R. Kayanda, G. W. Ngupula, C. A. Mashafi and C. N. Ezekiel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:475
  9. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of stocking density (0.5, 1, 2 and 3 fishL−1) and commercial marine fish diets (diet A, B, C and D) over four months on specific growth rate, condition factor, ...

    Authors: João Chambel, Vera Severiano, Teresa Baptista, Susana Mendes and Rui Pedrosa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:183