Special Issue "Coastal Fish Research"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Francesco Tiralongo
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Guest Editor
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: marine biology; conservation biology; fish ecology; fishery research; non-indigenous fish

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal fish are important components of marine ecosystems. Furthermore, fishes are the most important economic resources for the majority of professional and recreational fisheries. The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish quality and impactful research articles with respect to several aspects of fish biology and ecology, including also commercial species, the impact of fishery on coastal fish communities, and biological invasion of non-indigenous fish species. Original and high-quality research directly related to various aspects mentioned above is encouraged.

Dr. Francesco Tiralongo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Coastal fish species
  • Coastal fisheries
  • Commercial fish species
  • Non-indigenous fish
  • Fish biology and ecology

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Filling the Gap of Data-Limited Fish Species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A Contribution by Citizen Science
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(2), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8020107 - 10 Feb 2020
Abstract
The biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea is rapidly changing due to anthropogenic activity and the recent increase of seawater temperature. Citizen science is escalating as an important contributor in the inventory of rare and data-limited species. In this study, we present several records [...] Read more.
The biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea is rapidly changing due to anthropogenic activity and the recent increase of seawater temperature. Citizen science is escalating as an important contributor in the inventory of rare and data-limited species. In this study, we present several records of five data-limited native fish species from the eastern Mediterranean Sea: Alectis alexandrina (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817), Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776), Dalatias licha (Bonnaterre, 1788), Lophotus lacepede (Giorna, 1809), and Sudis hyalina (Rafinesque, 1810). All of the records were collected by a participatory process involving fishers and validated by associated taxonomic experts of the citizen science programme “Is it Alien to you? Share it!!!”. This study fills an important gap for the distribution of the reported species and signifies the important role of citizen participation as a tool for extending marine biodiversity knowledge and fisheries management in an area with several gaps of knowledge on targeted and non-targeted species. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coastal Fish Research)
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