Special Issue "Advances in Aquatic Environmental Microbiology for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ichiro Imai
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Guest Editor
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, Japan
Interests: life cycle strategies of the fish-killing raphidophyte Chattonella in temperate coastal sea and the bloom dynamics in relation with life cycle; biological control of HABs utilizing nutrient-competing diatoms; algicidal bacteria inhabiting on the surface of seaweeds and seagrasses
Dr. Nobuharu Inaba
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Guest Editor
Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region, Public Works Research Institute, Sapporo City, Hokkaido 062-8602, Japan
Interests: aquatic biological science; microbial communities; environmental restoration; food production; biological engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A recent estimate states that the global population will reach 9.7 billion in 2050 (an increase of two billion people worldwide in the next 30 years), according to the United Nations World Population Prospect 2019. To meet the world's growing demands for seafood, fisheries are expected to play a pivotal role in global food security. On the other hand, expanding anthropogenic activities had resulted in deteriorated aquatic ecosystems through various causes, posing threats for fisheries worldwide. It is urgent to propose effective and progressive responses as well as a sustainable way to mitigate and adapt to these changes. We gradually came to understand that microbes play key roles to recover anthropogenically imbalanced aquatic environments.

In this Special Issue of Applied Sciences entitled “Advances in Aquatic Environmental Microbiology for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, we welcome articles related to the ecology, interaction, and application of marine microbes, contributing to the development of future sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. For example, the relating fields would be microbes involved in the prediction and mitigation of harmful algal blooms, suitable microbial foods for juvenile of important species of aquaculture and fisheries, bioremediation, and microbial ecology in the sea, etc. 

Prof. Dr. Ichiro Imai
Dr. Nobuharu Inaba
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • marine microbial ecology
  • microbial interaction
  • bioremediation
  • fishery
  • aquaculture sustainability
  • harmful algal blooms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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