Topic Editors

College of Science, Shantou University, Shantou, China
Fisheries College, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan, China

The Importance of Fish Phenotype in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Conservation

Abstract submission deadline
30 November 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 January 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

Aquatic ecosystems are now facing diverse pressures under the background of climate change and human activities, which bring severe uncertainty to aquaculture sustainability, fisheries management, and biodiversity conservation. It is of vital importance to comprehensively elucidate the responses of aquatic organisms to these global change factors. One of the most critical characteristics of animals, when they cope with changes, is altering their behavioral tactics and physiological processes; however, there seems to be an underestimate of these phenotypic reactions in the contexts of aquaculture, fisheries, and conservation. How to integrate fish phenotype into adaptive management of aquatic ecosystems is one of the crucial topics that has received increasing attention from scientists, decision-makers, and the public in recent years. This Topic plans to give an overview of recent advances in the field of fish phenotype-based adaptive management of aquatic ecosystems. The phenotype involves behaviors and physiology. The important roles of phenotype may be reflected by (a) applying fish behaviors to evaluate welfare status, (b) developing practical methods to decrease undesired behaviors (e.g., cannibalism) in the aquaculture context and to improve fish ecological fitness in stock enhancement and conservation projects, and (c) elucidating the dynamics and mechanisms of fish responses to ecological changes. This Topic welcomes all types of articles.

Dr. Zonghang Zhang
Prof. Dr. Xiumei Zhang
Topic Editors


  • aquaculture
  • fisheries
  • conservation
  • biodiversity
  • phenotype
  • behavior
  • physiology
  • fish welfare
  • sustainability

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.0 4.9 2011 18.1 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Aquaculture Journal
- - 2021 15.0 days * CHF 1000 Submit
4.2 5.7 2012 18.7 Days CHF 2700 Submit
2.3 1.9 2016 15.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit

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