Fisheries Science

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List of Papers (Total 62)

Characterization of important odorants in four steamed Coilia ectenes from China by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry–olfactometry

Odorants were extracted from four Coilia ectenes (Yangtze River-Coilia, East China sea-Coilia, Chao Lake-Coilia and Yellow River-Coilia) by MonoTrap™ and analyzed by the headspace-monolithic material sorptive extraction technique combined with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry–olfactometry (GC–MS–O). A total of 63 volatile compounds were identified. The results of GC–MS–O...

Prediction of on-site depuration of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins accumulated in the scallop Patinopecten yessoensis of Ofunato Bay, Japan

In this paper, we present a decay equation for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins using long-term field data spanning more than 10 years in order to predict the detoxification period for the scallop Patinopecten yessoensis in Ofunato Bay, Japan. From the data, we obtained the date of maximum toxicity in the digestive gland (DG) of the scallop and then the date of...

Possible involvement of Tachylectin-2-like lectin from Acropora tenuis in the process of Symbiodinium acquisition

Most reef-building corals in tropical and subtropical areas symbiose with microalgae from the genus Symbiodinium (dinoflagellate) and depend on the photosynthate produced by the microalgae. The majority of corals acquire Symbiodinium from the surrounding environment through horizontal transfer, but the molecular mechanisms involved in the acquisition of Symbiodinium remain...

Investigation of the hazardous substance causing crayfish-induced rhabdomyolysis via a mouse model, a hemolysis assay, and a cytotoxicity assay

The hazardous substance from Procambarus clarkii could cause rhabdomyolysis. Mice were administered mashed muscles and gills, intestines, and glands (GIG) obtained from cooked crayfish by gavage . Three of seventy-two mice administered with GIG (with an incidence rate of 4.17 %) appeared to have rhabdomyolysis symptoms with the serum creatine kinase (CK) content increased by more...

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...

Recreational fisheries in the USA: economics, management strategies, and ecological threats

Recreational fishing has a long history in the USA, developing from the subsistence fisheries of Native Americans together with a partial subsistence fishery of later immigrants. Marine, diadromous, and aquatic taxa are targeted, including both vertebrates and macroinvertebrates. This paper defines recreational fishing, describes the main fishing techniques, identifies target...

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...

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...

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...

Evaluation of the bioactivities of water-soluble extracts from twelve deep-sea jellyfish species

Many polypeptides isolated from shallow water cnidarian species have been utilized as valuable biochemical tools in both basic and applied biological sciences. Deepwater cnidarian species might be another potential resource for novel biochemical tools. However, because of limited access to cnidarian samples from deep-sea environments, bioactive polypeptides have never before been...

Relationship between the water molecules in fish-meat gel and the gel structure

To elucidate the structure of the network of the water retention mechanism of fish-meat gel, the microscopic relationship between the water content and viscoelasticity was investigated, and the specific surface area (S) where the water molecules are adsorbed was also measured. The gel structures of fish-meat, actomyosin (AM), and myosin (M) were investigated. In the fish-meat gel...

Daily growth rate model of Japanese anchovy larvae Engraulis japonicus in Hiuchi-nada Sea, central Seto Inland Sea

In the present study, we developed a larval anchovy growth model in relation to sea temperature and food availability via food consumption and metabolic process terms, based on biological data from previous laboratory experiments and field surveys from 2003 to 2006 in Hiuchi-nada Sea, central part of Seto Inland Sea, Japan. To investigate when food shortage for larval anchovy and...

Purification and biochemical characterization of a cellulase from the digestive organs of the short-spined sea urchin Strongylocentrotus intermedius

We isolated a cellulase from the digestive organs of the short-spined sea urchin Strogylocentrotus intermedius using a combination of ion-exchange chromatography and gel filtration together with an assay for carboxymethylcellulase activity. The isolated cellulase was stained as a single band by Congo red. The molecular weight of the isolated cellulase, as determined by sodium...