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All Life

For an Article Collection on

Reducing the Mortality Rate in Aquaculture

Manuscript deadline
13 February 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Lissandra Souto Cavalli, Research and Diagnosis Department, Secretaria de Agricultura, Pecuaria e Desenvolvimento Rural do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Paz, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S. C. (CIBNOR). Laboratorio de Virología. Hermosillo, Sonora. México

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Reducing the Mortality Rate in Aquaculture

During the last decades, aquaculture has become one of the fastest growing activities in the global food industry, with a considerable contribution to satisfying the growing demand for animal protein. Thus, advances in science and technology were developed to deal with the innumerable challenges posed for aquaculture, improve the activity's productivity rates, and provide animal welfare.

Mortality is one of the most relevant aquatic animals' welfare topics. Mortality in aquaculture farms can occur due to biotic and abiotic factors. Mass mortalities, such as in critical situations and disease outbreaks, cause significant damages to the farmer, leading to considerable economic losses and abandonment of the activity. As profitability in aquaculture farming is directly linked to survival, knowing the risk factors and mitigating the occurrence of mortality should benefit both fish and farmers.

The use of antibiotics, other chemical antimicrobial agents, and synthetic growth-promoting compounds has been increasingly avoided because of the risk of aquaculture pollution and increased consumer rejection. In this sense, environmentally friendly strategies to promote sustainable aquaculture have been a concern for several researchers on different topics.

On behalf of the editorial team of All Life journal, we kindly invite authors to consider submitting manuscripts examining topics about novel strategies and techniques that may potentially contribute to reducing mortality rates in all areas of aquaculture for its publication in a special issue about “Strategies for reducing the mortality rate in aquaculture.” The journal will publish original research articles, data notes and reviews. All manuscripts will be reviewed by qualified reviewers (single blind peer review), and accepted articles will be published online after proofreading and formatting.

The potential topics considered within this special issue include, but are not limited to:
• Selection of novel species resistant to disturbed ecosystems.
• Use of genome editing technologies, including CRISPR-Cas9, ZFNs, and TALEN, to mitigate some health problems, as diseases and infection, in aquaculture.
• Control and prevention methods against pathogenic agents on aquaculture farms.
• Development of vaccines, tagging, nanotechnology, iRNA, proteins, adaptogens, probiotics, immunostimulants, vector control, reservoirs of infection, and other prophylactic and therapeutic treatments.
• Models for estimating mortalities in aquaculture farms.
• Welfare, stress, and mortality rates in aquaculture.
• New diagnostic methods.

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