Fisheries Science

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List of Papers (Total 45)

DNA vaccine-mediated innate immune response triggered by PRRs in teleosts

Aquacultured fish are threatened by many pathogens, often with serious consequences. Vaccination is one of the most effective tools for enhancing host immunity and protecting fish from infections. Vaccination with DNA vaccine is based on the administration of the gene encoding a vaccine antigen. Several effective DNA vaccines that encode viral or bacterial antigenic proteins have ...

Progression in artificial seedling production of Japanese eel Anguilla japonica

Eel aquaculture, though thriving nowadays, is totally dependent on the successful capture of wild eel fry and glass eels for its seedlings. The declination of eel resources in recent years has resulted in an urgent need for technology development in artificial seedlings production on an aquaculture basis, in order to protect natural resources and to stabilize the eel supply in the ...

Stock assessment of Japanese eels using Japanese abundance indices

The paper compiles a catch history of Japanese eels Anguilla japonica in East Asia and some Japanese relative abundance series. Maximum likelihood estimates of stock abundance of eels have been obtained using the abundance series and various biological parameters, such as growth, maturity and natural mortality. Age- and sex-structured models have been used to express the dynamics ...

Evaluation of the microbiological safety and quality of Vietnamese Pangasius hypophthalmus during processing by a microbial assessment scheme in combination with a self-assessment questionnaire

Pangasius hypophthalmus (referred to as Pangasius or tra fish in Vietnam) has become highly appreciated by consumers in the European Union, USA, Japan, etc. and is of worldwide economic importance. Therefore, the microbial quality and safety of Pangasius fish processed for export was assessed by means of a microbial assessment scheme throughout the entire production process. A ...

Progress on larval and juvenile nutrition to improve the quality and health of seawater fish: a review

In seedling production of seawater fish, providing appropriate nutrition is a necessity for successful production of quality larvae and juveniles. Mass-produced live prey organisms, such as the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis species complex and brine shrimp Artemia spp., alone do not provide sufficient nutrition to the larvae and juveniles of seawater animals. This inadequacy has ...

Japanese chum salmon stock enhancement: current perspective and future challenges

This study reviews the present status of the Japanese chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta stock enhancement program and considers the ecological sustainability of wild populations while providing fishery production, exemplified by the hatchery-based Kitami region set net fishery. The return rate and the number of returns have been historically high in the Sea of Okhotsk, but have ...

Effect of global warming on the life history and population dynamics of Japanese chum salmon

We have reviewed the effects of long-term climatic/oceanic conditions on the growth, survival, production dynamics, and distribution of Hokkaido chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta in Japan during the period 1945–2005 using path analysis, back-calculation, and scale analyses, and applied a prediction method based on the SRES-A1B scenario of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. ...

Modeling of available size selectivity of the SURF-BRD for shrimp beam trawl

The System of Unwants Ramp-way Filtered-Bycatch Reduction Device (SURF-BRD) was developed to reduce shrimp bycatch in a shrimp beam trawl. It consists of a pair of rectangular net panels, namely, the front panel (FP) and rear panel (RP), and two fish escape vents. In this study, numerical models for expressing available selection by the SURF-BRD were proposed and assessed in ...

Origin identification of dried seaweed product “nori” by PCR–RFLP analysis of Pyropia yezoensis in the internal transcribed spacer ITS-1 region

Nucleotide sequences in internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-1 region derived from dried nori products produced in Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea were compared. Thalli contained in the Japanese products were genetically homogenous, and their nucleotide sequences in ITS-1 were identical to those of the reference strains of Pyropia yezoensis f. narawaensis. In Chinese products, ...

Synergy of microcapsule polysaccharides and Bacillus subtilis on the growth, immunity and resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus against Vibrio splendidus infection

A 4-week feeding trial was conducted to determine the effects of different dietary supplements on the growth, immunity and resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus against Vibrio splendidus infection. The control group was supplied with blank microcapsules, and Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) microcapsules, tuckahoe polysaccharide (TPS) microcapsules, (APS + TPS) ...