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Special Issue "Water Quality in Aquaculture Production"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 6736
Special Issue Editors
Interests: fish reproduction; reproductive biotechnology in aquaculture; effects of water-borne toxins on aquatic organisms
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: aquaculture technologies and system design; influence of water quality on aquatic animal growth and product quality; health management in aquaculture; inclusion of aquaculture into circular economy
Interests: fish nutrition and food quality; lipids; fatty acid and omega-3 metabolism; fish oil replacement and fatty acid metabolism in cultured aquatic species; fatty acid-micronutrients interactions; seafood quality
Interests: the quality and safety of food of animal origin; fish health protection; fishery; sustainable aquaculture development; integrated aquaculture system
Special Issue Information
The journal ‘Water’ is pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue focused on water quality in aquaculture production.
The main prerequisite for successful aquaculture production is maintaining the optimal quality of the breeding environment, i.e., the water in which aquaculture production is carried out. The basic parameters of water quality in aquaculture are temperature, amount of dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide, pH value, alkalinity, amount of dissolved ammonia and nitrate, and microbiological properties. Maintaining these parameters at an optimal level, which differs depending on the cultivated species, requires specific methods in different cultivation systems. In warm-water pond systems, which are mostly stationary systems with limited water exchange, maintenance of water quality at a satisfactory level mainly depends on the balance between introduced food and microbiological activity in the activated sludge at the bottom of the pond and planktonic activity in the water column. In flow-through systems, water exchange, that is, the amount of new water with satisfactory characteristics introduced into the system, will be the basis for maintaining the optimal quality of the growing environment that is necessary for the successful growth of the cultivated species. In cage systems, the correct selection of the location, in addition to water with optimal properties for growing the desired species, must ensure a sufficient current of water to maintain the required level of all the relevant physico-chemical parameters. Closed recirculation systems maintain the quality of the water, i.e., the breeding environment, by the correct selection of components to control individual factors of the quality of the breeding environment.
The primary aim of this Special Issue is to collect and publish papers that are focused on the effects of water quality on aquaculture production and/or on the maintanance of water quality parameters at an optimal level in different aquaculture systems. We are open to contributions from a wide range of fields, from the impact of water quality on the production itself, to the optimization of cultivation technologies, water quality and safety in integrated aquaculture systems and the mitigation and reuse of wastewater in aquaculture production. We will be accepting contributions in the form of short communications, research papers and reviews.
Dr. Zoran Marinović
Dr. Ana Gavrilović
Prof. Dr. Orhan Tufan Eroldoǧan
Dr. Miloš Pelić
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- aquaculture technology
- aquaculture safety
- wastewater treatment
- integrated aquaculture