Special Issue "Land Based Aquaculture-Environment Interaction: Climate Change and Aquatic Pollution"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888). This special issue belongs to the section "Environment and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 179

Special Issue Editor

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, GR 47100 Arta, Greece
Interests: fish ecophysiology; global food production
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aquaculture is inextricably linked to the environment. Cultivated aquatic organisms interact with their environment, and this interaction may be critical for successful aquaculture depending on the cultivation method and species. Another significant issue in this industry is aquatic pollution. Aquatic pollution can both directly and indirectly create unfavorable environmental conditions for cultivated aquatic organisms’ development, growth, and reproduction.

Land-based aquaculture cultivates a variety of aquatic organisms in inland waters, ponds, net cages, and so on, or intensively in recirculating aquaculture systems.

For the production of fry, even mariculture systems rely on land-based hatcheries.

Aquaculture production today is destined for local, national, and international markets. As a result, land-based aquaculture activities contribute to the sector’s overall growth and value. Inland aquaculture, particularly in Asia, has increased global production and food security, with China accounting for more than half of global freshwater fish production.

This Special Issue aims to present global and regional issues as well as future prospects for inland water aquaculture development. In this regard, life-cycle assessment (LCA) can be a useful tool. Water quality, fish welfare, the effect of climate change, the impact of global warming, and fish welfare are also relevant to this Special Issue. Papers that investigate aquaculture environment interactions of polyculture in freshwater and brackish-water cultivation systems are also encouraged.

Dr. Cosmas Nathanailides
Guest Editor

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  • fish farms
  • fish hatcheries
  • aquaculture LCA

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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