Reviews in Fisheries Science (REV FISH SCI)

Publisher: American Fisheries Society, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Reviews in Fisheries Science provides an important forum for the publication of up-to-date reviews, historical articles, and original research covering the broad range of subject areas in fisheries science. These areas include management, aquaculture, taxonomy, behavior, stock identification, genetics, nutrition, and physiology.

Current impact factor: 2.37

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.368
2012 Impact Factor 2.417
2011 Impact Factor 1.946
2010 Impact Factor 2.163
2009 Impact Factor 1.939
2008 Impact Factor 2.375
2007 Impact Factor 1.462
2006 Impact Factor 1.312
2005 Impact Factor 3.062
2004 Impact Factor 2.115

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.55
Cited half-life 7.80
Immediacy index 0.29
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.86
Website Reviews in Fisheries Science website
Other titles Reviews in fisheries science, Fisheries science
ISSN 1064-1262
OCLC 26210450
Material type Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Acanthopagrus butcheri was restocked in an estuary in which it had become depleted. The restocked fish were cultured in 2001 and 2002 using broodstock from that estuary. These fish, whose otoliths had been stained with alizarin complex one, were released into the estuary and their biological performance tracked for seven to eight years. The 2002 cohort, introduced at circa four months old in autumn, survived far better than the 2001 cohort, introduced at circa seven months old in winter, when freshwater discharge peaks and temperatures are low. While restocked fish matured and grew nearly as fast as wild fish, the increase in density was accompanied by a reduced growth of wild fish. Genetic comparisons, using seven microsatellite loci, demonstrated that the expected heterozygosity and relatedness of restocked and wild A. butcheri, which is naturally characterized by low levels of genetic polymorphism, were similar. Although culturing did not demonstrably increase the level of inbreeding, it did result in the loss of some rare alleles. The biological and genetic results, together with the contribution of restocked A. butcheri to the commercial catch for this species in the estuary rising to 62–74% by 2007–2010, demonstrates the efficacy of using restocking to replenish depleted A. butcheri stocks.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 11/2013; 21:441-453.
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    ABSTRACT: This article synthesizes information on marine and estuarine release programs in Australia and evaluates potential opportunities for stock enhancement. In Australia, the scale of restocking and stock enhancement programs in marine environments has been low compared with other countries, particularly Japan, China, and the United States. However, since the early 1990s, a number of government and industry organizations have made significant investments in research and development for the release of a variety of species to evaluate the potential of releases to increase the productivity of fisheries. The scale of these research programs has varied from releases of tens of thousands of individuals (abalone Haliotis laevigata, barramundi Lates calcarifer, and mulloway Argyrosomos japonicus), hundreds of thousands (tiger prawns Penaeus esculentus and black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri), and millions (eastern king prawn Penaeus plebejus). These programs, which have shown a strong commitment to the responsible approach to enhancement sensu (Blankenship and Leber, 1995; Lorenzen etal., 2010), have resulted in increased knowledge on the population dynamics and ecology of released species and the development of bio-economic and energetic models to better plan and evaluate releases. Currently, research is continuing in New South Wales (A. japonicus, P. plebejus), Queensland (L. calcarifer), and Western Australia (A. butcheri, H. laevigata). Furthermore, Victoria is developing a plan for releasing juveniles to enhance fisheries in estuarine and marine environments, and South Australia has developed a policy for marine and estuarine stock enhancement. Policies on stock enhancement are being considered for development in New South Wales and Western Australia. These developments in policy and the introduction of fishing license fees in some states have generated renewed interest in initiating release programs in Australia that follow the responsible approach to enhancement.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 11/2013; 21(3-4):222-236. DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.796810
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    ABSTRACT: This study presents a bioeconomic evaluation of the effect of stock enhancement on biomass, net present value, profitability, and gross value of product of the Australian greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) fishery. Enhancement targets were defined as a function of natural recruitment (Nr) and compared with current harvest strategies. The model was conditioned on a Western Australian fishery, then applied to greenlip stocks throughout Australia. Two levels of releases (50% Nr and 100% Nr) at varying fishing mortality (F), size at harvest, and size at release were evaluated in detail. Model validation was also undertaken by comparing the model-derived spawning biomass (SSb) with an alternative estimate (SSbf) obtained using in-water surveys and a different growth model. Economic profitability and increased spawning biomass were achieved for most stock enhancement scenarios, and optimal profitability occurred with a 10–20% decrease in F from current levels, a 10% decrease in minimum legal length, and an annual enhancement of Nr juveniles to match natural recruitment. More radical scenarios, such as an annual release of 150% Nr combined with a 30% decrease in size at harvest resulted in greater profitability (+175%) but presented a higher risk of wild stocks being replaced with hatchery genotypes. Sensitivity analysis revealed that mortality, size at release, and harvest price were the critical parameters, while costs of production and fishing were less important. At the national scale, an enhancement scenario involving an annual release of 6.1 million 4-cm juveniles (∼age 2) resulted in a 60% increase in gross value of product ($25 to $40 million), a 120% increase in profitability ($12 to $26 million), and net present value ($190 to $420 million; 6% discount), and a 25% increase in SSb.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21(3-4). DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.812506
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    ABSTRACT: A series of stock enhancement experiments were carried out on Haliotis laevigata populations. Methodologies included a large-scale BACI (before, after, control, impact) experiment (42 sites); a carrying capacity experiment, which involved a high-density release at two sites; and a detailed survey of abalone populations and ecological parameters. Increased densities were detected for most age classes, although fishing mortality began obscuring the effect by age 5+. Age-4+ animals showed the clearest result, with no difference between enhanced and control sites at 6, 12, and 18 months post-release, and then a 300% increase at enhanced sites at 30 months post-release. Overall, a single release of age-1+ animals in May 2006 had doubled the total density by November 2008. In the carrying capacity experiment, densities initially increased rapidly (by up to 800%) but had stabilized at a 400% increase after 2.5 years, at around 8 per m2. This was the predicted carrying capacity, with the enhanced cohort representing 50% of the population. A PERMANOVA (permutational multivariate analysis of variance) analysis of ecological similarity detected no effect of enhancement, although changes in algal percent of coverage were detected at both control and enhanced sites. Overall, this study suggests that as long as release densities are controlled within natural limits, successful stock enhancement can be attained for this species with minimal ecological impacts.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21(3-4). DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.812505
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    ABSTRACT: A cohort of Haliotis laevigata, spawned from wild broodstock, was monitored from settlement at a hatchery until age 8. Animals were released into the wild at 31 mm (± 4 SD), targeting an enhancement size-class of 135–145-mm shell length. Release densities were tailored to match wild-stock densities using a size-dependent mortality model. A total of 7,500 animals were released into 24 sites, and each site was precisely mapped to control release densities. Environmental and husbandry factors were also quantified. Initial survival rates (six months post-release) differed significantly among sites (range: 11–67%) but not beyond this time period. Legal minimum length (140 mm) was achieved, on average, at 5 years of age or 3.5 years post-release, and the cohort entered the fishery over 3 years (age 5–8). Cumulative survival at age 5 varied between 20% at the better sites and 6% at the worst sites, with an average of 13%. Water depth was significantly positively correlated with growth (r = 0.47; p F) of 0.27, but site differences in F were significant and highly correlated with growth.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21(3-4). DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.812503