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Recent Aquaculture and Fisheries Articles

Recently published articles from Aquaculture and Fisheries.

A review of gynogenesis manipulation in aquatic animals

Available online 28 December 2020
Hidayah Manan | A.B. Noor Hidayati | Nur Aina Lyana | Adnan Amin-Safwan | Hongyu Ma | Nor Azman Kasan | Mhd Ikhwanuddin

Gynogenesis is an established technique to generate all female type offspring and this technique has been successfully induced diploid gynogens progeny in aquatic animals of fishes and crustaceans....

Characterization of refined fish oil from small fish in Mauritania

Available online 6 December 2020
Xuebing Zhang | Liu Lin | Zhuanxia Chen | Jing Zhang | Xichang Wang | Ningping Tao

In this study, the effects of chemical refining on the physicochemical indices, environmental pollutants, lipid functional groups, relaxation characteristics, fatty acid profiles, and triglyceride (TG)...

Comparative transcriptome analysis of Phascolosoma esculenta under different salinities

November 2020
Xiangyang Lin | Suzhen Deng | Xiande Liu | Chenhui Zhong | Kun Qiao | Leibin Li

Salinity is an important parameter that influences the developmental progress of aquatic organisms. The larvae of Phascolosoma esculenta developed into the early stage trochosphere, the late stage trochosphere...

Optimising mesh size with escape gaps in a dual-species portunid-trap fishery

November 2020
Matt K. Broadhurst | Daniel J. Tolhurst | Brian Hughes | Vincent Raoult | Timothy M. Smith | Troy F. Gaston

In south-eastern Australia, the same baited, round traps (comprising 50–57-mm mesh netting) are used to target giant mud, Scylla serrata and blue swimmer crabs, Portunus armatus in spatially separated...

Impacts of different feeding modes on the gonadal development, total edible yield, and nutritional composition of male Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis)

November 2020
Jie Pan | Renfu Wu | Xugan Wu | Xiaowen Long | Xichang Wang | Yongxu Cheng

This study analyzed the tissue indices, proximate composition, fatty acid and amino acid composition of edible tissues of male E. sinensis under three feeding modes (formulated diets (FD), natural diets...

Estimation of heritabilities of disease resistance to Edwardsiella tarda and genetic correlations between resistance and growth traits in Chinese tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis)

November 2020
Ming Li | Yingming Yang | Weiwei Zheng | Zhongming Li | Jiayu Cheng | Yangzhen Li

Chinese tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis) is an important marine flatfish which is widely cultured in coastal areas in China. Infectious bacterial diseases such as Edwardsiella tarda imposed serious...

Sex reversal and the androgenic gland (AG) in Macrobrachium rosenbergii: A review

November 2020
Kianann Tan | Huigong Jiang | Donghuo Jiang | Weimin Wang

The male giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) generally exhibit faster growth rates compared to females of similar age. Consequently, the practice of culturing monosex (all-male) prawn...

The influence of quality characteristics of aquatic products on its price determination in China-A case of salmon products in supermarkets of Shanghai

November 2020
Ya Du | Xiaobo Lou | Taro Oishi | Yiyang Liu

The relationship between salmon prices and attributes were explored using the samples collected in supermarkets in Shanghai, China. The results showed that the price of the salmon did not have a significant...

Comparison of the effects of cooking methods on nutritional composition of fresh and salted Tenualosa ilisha

November 2020
Sanchari Goswami | Kuntal Manna

Fresh and salted Tenualosa ilisha is very popular among the common people of Tripura, North-eastern part of India. In the present study, nutritional value of fresh and salted T. ilisha and the effects...

Efficacy of phytogenic extracts on growth performance and health of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus × O. aureus)

Available online 22 November 2020
Lumpan Poolsawat | Yifeng Yu | Xiaoqin Li | Xu Zhen | Wenxiang Yao | Pu Wang | Congyan Luo | Xiangjun Leng

The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of phytogenic extract on growth and health of tilapia. Three experimental diets were designed as the basal diet (Con) and phytogenic extract...

Application of hurdle technology for the shelf life extension of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) fillets

Available online 20 November 2020
Maria C. Giannakourou | Natalia Stavropoulou | Theofania Tsironi | Vladimiros Lougovois | Vassiliki Kyrana | Spyros J. Konteles | Vassilia J. Sinanoglou

Fresh fish, and especially fatty species, are highly perishable due to oxidative deterioration of fish flesh and the elevated microbial load on fish surface. The implementation of a variety of “mild...

Morphometric analysis and fluorescent microsatellite markers to evaluate the genetic diversity of five populations of Penaeus japonicus in China

Available online 19 November 2020
Jinghao Du | Chunxiu Hou | Xiuli Chen | Jie Xiao | Yasmeen Gul | Huanling Wang

To understand the current status of germplasm resources of Penaeus japonicus, in this study, genetic diversity was analyzed based on morphometric analysis and fluorescent microsatellite markers. For...

Potential probiotic and health fostering effect of host gut-derived Enterococcus faecalis on freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Available online 19 November 2020
Sharmin Sultana Khushi | Mohammad Saifuddin Sumon | Mirja Kaizer Ahmmed | Md Nazmul Hasan Zilani | Fatema Ahmmed | Stephen G. Giteru | Md Golam Sarower

The present study investigated the potential probiotic effect of Enterococcus faecalis against a pathogenic microorganism, Vibrio harveyi occurring in the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)....

Screening and validation of reference genes for qPCR analysis in gonads and embryos of Takifugu bimaculatus

Available online 19 November 2020
Zhaowei Zhong | Lulu Ao | Liping Zhao | Zeyu Zhang | Yonghua Jiang

Suitable reference genes are one of the necessary conditions for obtaining reliable results by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (qPCR). In this study, the expression of the 10 common candidate...

Effects of dietary supplementation of Lactobacillus plantarum and Bacillus subtilis on growth performance, survival, immune response, antioxidant capacity and digestive enzyme activity in olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)

Available online 19 November 2020
Yangzhen Li | Yingming Yang | Limin Song | Jialin Wang | Yuanri Hu | Qian Yang | Peng Cheng | Jianhai Li

In present study, a 10-month feeding trial was carried out to investigate effects of dietary Lactobacillus plantarum and Bacillus subtilis supplementation singly on growth performance, innate immune...

Development and organisation of gonadal steroidogenesis in bony fishes - A review

Available online 7 November 2020
Swathi Tenugu | Akanksha Pranoty | Sajwan-Khatri Mamta | Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran

Gonadal steroidogenesis is pivotal to synchronize various reproductive stages including sexual development, growth and maturation. In all vertebrates including teleost, steroidogenesis is triggered...

Some reproductive and biometric features of the endangered Gangetic Leaf Fish, Nandus nandus (Hamilton, 1822): Implication to the baor fisheries management in Bangladesh

Available online 7 November 2020
Md Mahamudul Hasan Mredul | Md Rushna Alam | Antara Binta Akkas | Sadia Sharmin | Shib Nath Pattadar | Md Lokman Ali

This study reflects the biometric characters of the endangered species Nandus nandus (Hamilton, 1822) including sex ratio, length-length relationships (LLRs), and length-weight relationships (LWRs)...

Effective algorithmic operational framework for fish texture evaluation in industry: Achieving maturity

Available online 16 October 2020
D. Dimogianopoulos | K. Grigorakis

Reliable, nondestructive fish freshness evaluation applicable during fish commercialization has been continuously pursued by scientists and industry. Taking into account that fish texture is primarily...

Gonadal transcriptomic analysis and differentially expressed genes between the testes and ovaries in Trachinotus ovatus

Available online 15 October 2020
Pingping He | Peng Zhu | Pinyuan Wei | Xiaofei Zhuo | Yuan Ma | Xiaohan Chen | Yong Lin | Youhou Xu | Hui Luo | Jinxia Peng

The Trachinotus ovatus is a popular aquaculture species in China. There are no obvious morphological differences between male and female fish, even during maturity, prompting research studies on sex-related...

Transcriptomic analysis reveals growth-related genes in juvenile grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella

Available online 7 October 2020
Yubang Shen | Keyi Ma | Qin Zhu | Xiaoyan Xu | Jiale Li

Grass carp has the highest production yield among all the farmed fish species around the world. But the molecular and genetic basis of growth traits is inadequately understood in this fish. In the present...

Assessing potential protection effects on commercial fish species in a Cuban MPA

September 2020
Barbara Horta e Costa | Jorge Angulo-Valdés | Jorge M.S. Gonçalves | Pedro Barros

Cuba has been leading marine protected area (MPA) designation in the Caribbean region to ensure conservation of its valuable marine ecosystems. Yet, an efficient monitoring program for MPAs is still...

Fish assemblages in protected seagrass habitats: Assessing fish abundance and diversity in no-take marine reserves and fished areas

September 2020
Rhiannon S. Kiggins | Nathan A. Knott | Tristan New | Andrew R. Davis

Marine reserves are an important management tool for conserving local biodiversity and protecting fragile ecosystems such as seagrass that provide significant ecological functions and services to people...

Fisher's perceptions about a marine protected area over time

September 2020
Cristina Pita | Barbara Horta e Costa | Gustavo Franco | Rui Coelho | Inês Sousa | Emanuel J. Gonçalves | Jorge M.S. Gonçalves | Karim Erzini

The perceptions of fishers towards the Arrábida Marine Park, a marine protected area (MPA) in the west coast of Portugal, were studied through face-to-face interviews in two different moments of the...

Assessment of faunal communities and habitat use within a shallow water system using non-invasive BRUVs methodology

September 2020
Henriette M.V. Grimmel | Robert W. Bullock | Simon L. Dedman | Tristan L. Guttridge | Mark E. Bond

Seagrass and mangrove habitats have long been established as critical for diverse species at various life-stages, particularly as nursery grounds. However, despite their intrinsic and environmental...

Estimation of age and growth and mortality parameters of the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Ludwig, 1875) and implications for the management of its fishery in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

September 2020
Jorge Ramírez-González | Nicolas Moity | Solange Andrade-Vera | Harry Reyes Mackliff

The fishery of the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus was the most important one in the early 2000s in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Its overexploitation leads to its total closure from 2016 to 2021....

Mapping fisheries hot-spot and high-violated fishing areas in professional and recreational small-scale fisheries

September 2020
Dimitrios K. Moutopoulos | George Katselis | George Prodromitis | Constantin Koutsikopoulos

The present study deals with the monitoring for a real implementation of management policies in marine environments and the potential conflicts between professional and recreational fishery in the coastal...

The role of marine protected areas in sustaining fisheries: The case of the National Park of Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania

September 2020
Ewan Trégarot | Beyah Meissa | Didier Gascuel | Ousmane Sarr | Yeslem El Valy | Oumar Hamet Wagne | Elimane Abou Kane | Abou Ciré Bal | Mohamed Saleck Haidallah | Assane Deda Fall | Abdou Daïm Dia | Pierre Failler

Mauritania is characterized by fast-growing fisheries that have developed over the past several decades from low levels of fishing to intense fishing and have led to severe decreases in biomass and...

Full-length transcriptome of anadromous Coilia nasus using single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing

Available online 29 September 2020
Jinpeng Zhang | Shufang Gao | Yonghai Shi | Yinlong Yan | Qigen Liu

This study was designed to generate the full-length transcriptome of Coilia nasus using single-molecule long read isoform sequencing (SMRT-seq) technology. RNAs of brains, ovaries, and testes of C....

Use of sewage in split doses to enhance water productivity for fish culture

Available online 29 September 2020
Rathindranath Mandal | Arabinda Das | Debnarayan Chattopadhyay | Ajmal Hussan | Subhendu Adhikari | Baidyanath Paul | Farhana Hoque | Parthapratim Chakrabarti | Bindu R. Pillai

The problem of sewage disposal has received great attention worldwide. The raw sewage contains a variety of high inorganic and organic matters that affect natural water environment. To mitigate such...

A chromosome-level genome assembly of the red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus

Available online 28 September 2020
Tianjun Xu | Ye Li | Qing Chu | Weiwei Zheng

Sciaenops ocellatus, also known as red drum, is a valuable commercial fish that is widely cultured in China. In recent years, while the genetic research and molecular breeding on S. ocellatus has been...

Environmental and energy requirements for different production biomass of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) in Kenya

Available online 28 September 2020
Daniel Mwendwa Wambua | Patrick G. Home | James M. Raude | Stephen Ondimu

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) offers a better option to increase aquaculture production with limited land and water resources while minimizing water pollution. The biggest challenges in RAS...

Morphological changes and variations in Na+/K+-ATPase activity in the gills of juvenile large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) at low salinity

Available online 28 September 2020
Guangliang Teng | Weiqing Huang | Chenglong Ji | Yunlong Chen | Xiujuan Shan

Gill morphological changes and physiological responses in juvenile large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) were examined upon exposure to low salinity after indoor culture of the fish at salinities...

Effects of green tea- and amla extracts on quality and melanosis of Indian white prawn (Fenneropenaeus indicus, Milne Edwards, 1837) during chilled storage

Available online 28 September 2020
Aimen Firdous | Einar Ringø | Preetham Elumalai

Effect of ethanol extracts of green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) and amla (Phyllanthus emblica Linn) were investigated on quality and melanosis of chilled stored Indian white prawn (Fenneropenaeus indicus)...

Somatostatin 3 loss of function impairs the innate immune response to intestinal inflammation

Available online 28 September 2020
Jing Ma | Jie Chen | Bruno Louro | Rute S.T. Martins | Adelino V.M. Canario

Somatostatin is a neuropeptide and a key regulator of the growth axis. Six Sst encoding genes (sst1 to sst6) have been identified in teleost fish genomes but little is known about their function. The...

Comparing the size selectivity of a novel T90 mesh codend to two conventional codends in the northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) trawl fishery

Available online 28 September 2020
Haraldur Arnar Einarsson | Zhaohai Cheng | Shannon M. Bayse | Bent Herrmann | Paul D. Winger

The size selectivity and usability of three codends were quantified and compared for the first time in the inshore Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) trawl fishery of Iceland using the covered codend...

Comparative analysis of the morphology, karyotypes and biochemical composition of muscle in Siniperca chuatsi, Siniperca scherzeri and the F1 hybrid (S. chuatsi ♀ × S. scherzeri ♂)

Available online 28 September 2020
Wenzhi Guan | Gaofeng Qiu | Feng Liu

Combining morphological comparison with karyotyping can make a more accurate and comprehensive study of mandarin fish (Siniperca spp.) and hybrid progenies....

The role of nitric oxide and neuronal nitric oxide synthase in zebrafish (Danio rerio) shoaling.

Available online 28 September 2020
Rachit Penglee | Lei Gao | Yajuan Huang | Liping Liu | Sukkrit Nimitkul | Baolong Bao

Nitric oxide (NO)—the product of arginine metabolism catalyzed by nitric oxide synthases (NOS)—is a well-known neurotransmitter which plays an important role in metabolism and amino acid transportation...

Characterization of grass carp FosB, Fosl2, JunD transcription factors in response to GCRV infection

Available online 17 September 2020
Fei Yu | Wanjuan Li | Longlong Wang | Shunzheng Que | Liqun Lu

Activating protein-1 (AP-1) composed of Jun and Fos family proteins, which are frequently activated by pathogens to induce cellular inflammation and immune responses. In this study, by using RNA sequencing...

Evaluation of limnological dynamics in Nile tilapia farming tank

Available online 12 September 2020
Antonio Cesar Godoy | Lucas Ulisses Rovigatti Chiavelli | Jarred Hugh Oxford | Rômulo Batista Rodrigues | Igor de Oliveira Ferreira | Arypes Scuteri Marcondes | Claucia Aparecida Honorato da Silva | Dacley Neu

For fish farming, water is the limiting factor for good productivity. Limnological characteristics determine the health and the productivity of the fish and can indicate possible problems arising in...

Effects of salinity and alkalinity on fatty acids, free amino acids and related substance anabolic metabolism of Nile tilapia

Available online 3 September 2020
Yamei Cheng | Jinliang Zhao | Christian Larbi Ayisi | Xiaoying Cao

A 56-day experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of ambient salinity and alkalinity on fatty acids, free amino acids and related anabolic metabolisms of Nile tilapia. The fatty acid and...

A newly developed soft-type turtle releasing device (Soft-TRD) for setnet fisheries

Available online 27 August 2020
Daisuke Shiode | Maika Shiozawa | Fuxiang Hu | Tadashi Tokai | Yoshio Hirai

This study investigated a newly developed soft-type turtle releasing device (Soft-TRD) for setnets. Some setnet fish chambers (bag nets) are open at the sea surface, while others are closed (with ceiling...

Endocrine disruptors in teleosts: Evaluating environmental risks and biomarkers

Available online 26 August 2020
Sonika Kar | Prabhaker Sangem | Narlagiri Anusha | Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are synthetic or natural chemical molecules occurring in environment that have the potential to impart adverse effects on homeostasis of endocrine axis leading to neurological,...

Interrelationship between some morphometric parameters and bodyweight of tank-based cultured African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822)

Available online 26 August 2020
Ikenna Onyekwelu | Chinenye Chukwuemeka Anyadike | Nelson Ike Ossai | Oji Achuka Nwoke | Emeka Leonard Ndulue

Morphometrics and fish bodyweight studies have shown great importance in estimation of productivity and stock assessment for some fish species. Herein, the aim of this study was to identify the morphometric...

First report on chlorophyllin to protect mammalian and fish muscle cells from pesticide toxicity via activation of p53 and PARP

Available online 26 August 2020
Asmita Samadder | Swatilekha Das | Bakul Pal | Sweta Das | Anindita Mandal | Priyanka Biswas | Sujoy Ghosh | Shamim Hossain Mandal | Priyanka Sow | Ruchira Das | Souvik Biswas | Ashis Kumar Panigrahi

Pesticide toxicity has become one of the major environmental menaces affecting all types of life forms of the ecosystem. Pesticides get washed off from agricultural fields into nearby water bodies and...

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