About Fishes


Fishes is an international, open access journal with a main focus on fishes’ and aquatic organisms’ research. Fishes will provide a forum for scholars to publish original ideas and their latest achievements regarding their area of research. Research articles, reviews, communications, short notes, book reviews, comments, opinion papers, communications and case reports are all welcome in our journal.


Fishes is a multidisciplinary open access journal focusing on reports of original research and critical reviews and synthesis from the broad area of fishes and aquatic life sciences. The ultimate objective of Fishes is to facilitate the discovery of connections between research areas, advancing science and filling knowledge gaps, and providing solutions for all present and future issues encountered in the sector of aquatic life sciences. Fishes is a central resource and essential reference point for all of those interested in aquatic life science and aquatic animals (fishes, molluscs and crustaceans, both fresh water and marine). Fishes focuses on a variety of areas, including, amongst others, the following areas:

Biology and Ecology of Aquatic Animals:

  • Aquatic animal behaviour;
  • Aquatic toxicology and pollution;
  • Biology and biochemistry;
  • Conservation and exploitation of fishes, molluscs and crustaceans;
  • Diseases, parasitology and immunology;
  • Distribution, ecology and migration;
  • Ecological and evolutionary issues;
  • Genetics and population genetics;
  • Physiology and molecular biology
  • Population studies and reproduction;
  • Taxonomy, anatomy, histology and morphology.

Fisheries and Aquaculture:

  • Aquatic biotechnologies;
  • Disease prevention and treatment;
  • Environment interactions;
  • Farming and fishing technologies and economics;
  • Fisheries management;
  • Genetic breeding and development;
  • Healthy and ecological farming technology;
  • Human uses of aquatic resources;
  • Nutrition and aquaculture feed;
  • Physiology and biochemistries;
  • Policies, legislations, public perceptions and ethical issues;
  • Reproduction and health;
  • Resource assessment and protection;
  • Stock assessment and modelling;
  • Sustainability;
  • Seafood chemistry, nutrition and safety;
  • Seafood sustainability, certification and traceability.

Editorial Office

Dr. Unai Vicario
Managing Editor
MDPI Barcelona Office, Avenida Madrid 95, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 639 7662

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

Journal Contact

Fishes Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
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