Special Issue "Frontiers in Small Pelagic Fish in the northwestern Pacific Ocean"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023)

Special Issue Editor

Hachinohe Field Station, Fisheries Resources Institute Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Yokohama, Japan
Interests: population dynamics of small pelagic fish; pacific saury ecology; zooplankton biology and ecology; feeding ecology; North Pacific; marine food web
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pacific saury, Cololabis saira, are small pelagic fish distributed broadly in the North Pacific Ocean. This fish is an important commercial fish in several countries in eastern Asian countries. Stock management is implemented through a regional fisheries management organization, the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), which aims to ensure long-term conservation and sustainable use of this fishery resource. Although, for appropriate management, biological, ecological, and fisheries information is essential, such knowledge of the Pacific saury is limited yet. Thus, this Special Issue aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the ecology, biology, and population dynamics in Pacific saury for their optimal management. This Special Issue encourages original research, reviews, and short communications that address any aspect for the Pacific saury based on fisheries data, statistical modelling, culture experiments, and field observations.

Dr. Hiroomi Miyamoto
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biology and ecology of Pacific saury
  • growth
  • fatness
  • migration
  • fisheries
  • population dynamics
  • climate changes
  • fishing ground
  • and feeding ecology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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