Special Issue "The Impact of Parasites on Aquaculture"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888). This special issue belongs to the section "Welfare, Health and Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2023) | Viewed by 195

Special Issue Editor

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universite de Perpignan, Perpignan, France
Interests: fish parasitology; ecology; biological conservation; diadromy; freshwater eels

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aquaculture is confronted with many pathogens, and there is a significant possibility that there will be a multiplication of these exposures in the context of global change. The challenges of the future will be to deal with these pathologies, not only by anticipating them in adapting practices through a more respectful way for the environment, but also offering eco-responsible treatment solutions. These good practices will improve societal acceptance of aquaculture and will benefit producers.

Parasites (both micro and macro parasites) play a major role in the development of a sustainable aquaculture because they induce significant economic losses. They also improve our knowledge on the biology of the parasites, as well as their life cycle in the wild, in order to improve understanding around the ways that they infect livestock as a prerequisite to develop the sustainable management of aquaculture. Moreover, develop new diagnostics to anticipate outbreaks would benefit to the sector and the preserve environment.

This Special Issue aims to provide the latest information on:

  • risk assessment linked with parasites in aquaculture, which will include both the risk of wild parasites surrounding aquaculture facilities prior to stocking, as well as the risk of parasite spillover from farms to wild fish;
  • potential consequences of climate change on parasites in the wild and their impacts on aquaculture;
  • consequences of the use of treatments on the ecosystem and on the livestock (resistance, residue, etc.);
  • parasite treatment in aquaculture related to the social perception and feeling on aquaculture, especially the societal needs to develop sustainable and environmentally friendly pathogen treatments;
  • new early noninvasive diagnostics used to prevent or limit outbreaks.

Dr. Pierre Sasal
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • aquaculture
  • parasite
  • risk assessment
  • treatments
  • sustainable
  • diagnostics

Published Papers

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