Special Issue "New Perspectives in Sustainable Aquaculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2022.
Interests: taxonomy and ecology of Porifera from different marine environments (marine caves, lagoons, shallow and deep sea); biodiversity and biogeography of Italian and Mediterranean Porifera; macrobenthic marine alien species; rearing, restoking and restoring of sponges of commercial and/or conservation importance; use of filter-feeder benthic invertebrates as bioremediators in marine environment; marine zoo-remediation in Integrated MultiTrophic Aquaculture systems; mapping and monitoring of zoobenthic species and benthic habitats of high conservation importance; mediterranean bioconstructions
Interests: marine alien species; structural and functional marine biodiversity; conservation biology; marine biocostructions; marine fouling; marine invertebrate rearing
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
The recent, rapid spread of mariculture requires the development of new approaches aimed at measuring, controlling, and reducing the impact of this activity in the marine environment.
Mariculture produces high levels of waste (feces, food residues, metabolites, etc.) that could cause strong environmental imbalances with negative consequences for the surrounding environment, both in the water column and, especially, at the seabed level, harbouring soft- and hard-substrate communities.
In this context and from a circular economy perspective, the multi-trophic polyculture of fishes with organisms with extractive capabilities has considerable environmental and social potential, especially if species (invertebrates and/or algae) with potentially high commercial value are co-cultured.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together contributions on biologically and ecologically oriented methodologies and approaches to measure, control, and minimize the potential impacts of marine aquaculture.
In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Integrated multitrophic aquaculture
- Innovative solutions for sustainable aquaculture
- Effects on aquatic communities
- New productions in aquaculture
- Dissemination and community awareness.
Prof. Dr. Caterina Longo
Dr. Cataldo Pierri
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 papers will be 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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 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 2000 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.
- Sustainable aquaculture
- Integrated multitrophic aquaculture
- Filter-feeder invertebrates
- Rearing performance
- Autochthonous communities