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: The growth equation currently used for Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.), eastern stock (Lt = 318.85 [1-e^(-0.093*(t + 0.97)) is validated using several approaches. The first method involved a comparison of studies with von Bertalanffy parameter estimates in which, different methods for the age estimation are utilized, taking as references the maximum size of this species (Lmax = 319.93 +- 11.3 cm) and the growth equation of the western Atlantic stock (Lt = 314.90 [1-e ^(0.089* (t+1.13)). The result of this analysis showed that the growth equation used by ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics Atlantic bluefin tuna assessment group for the eastern stock perfectly fits Lmax. Second, an analysis was realized from first dorsal spine rings, 578 samples (age groups 0 to 3) of ABFT collected from the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean Sea, enabled the interpretation of the wide opaque bands (fast growth), formed during the boreal late spring and completed by autumn (June to November), and the translucent rings (hyaline rings, slow growth), formed during boreal autumn to late spring (November to May-June). In addition, first dorsal spine sections bands of two recovered fish that had carried conventional and electronic archival tags are also consistent. The chronological analysis of the opaque bands and hyaline rings of one fish tagged with an archival tag and recovered in the Bay of Biscay (the first time such a spine had been available for such analysis) revealed that transatlantic migrations may lead to double hyaline ring formation in the spine. Finally, the validation of the ABFT growth equation is made by superimposing tag-recovery data from tagging surveys in the Bay of Biscay, western Mediterranean and western Atlantic (N = 131) and spine readings (N = 299) to the eastern stock ABFT growth equation and analysing residuals. The coefficient of determination (R^2 = 97.98) and the residual’s distribution indicated good performance of the model. Although no important differences between the growth model of the eastern stock and that of the western stock are found, in all cases studied, the predictive accuracy indicators are better for the eastern model.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 08/2014; 22(3):239-255. DOI:10.1080/23308249.2014.931173
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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: 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: The dynamics of fish behavior, migration, and habitat use following stock enhancement will influence the outcome of recovery programs and indicate the ecological limits of the system. This study tested the effect of release density on emigration, activity patterns, and space utilization by releasing juvenile mulloway (Sciaenidae: Argyrosomus japonicus) at low and high densities and monitoring movement intensively for 336 h post release. Mulloway released at high densities had faster emigration and greater overall emigration rates than low density releases. Also, mulloway released at high densities used sub-optimal habitats at a greater frequency. Released fish dispersed into habitat patches at densities proportional to the quality of the habitat patch, consistent with density-dependent habitat selection. Targeting releases of small numbers of fish to the carrying capacity of individual patches of habitat will contribute to the success and economic viability of release programs in open systems. Releases of high densities of individuals or repeated releases at the same site may lead to increased emigration and losses from the stocked system. The capacity of a target habitat to support released fish can be rapidly assessed using pilot releases and intensive monitoring of acoustically tagged fish, prior to the implementation of large-scale release programs.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21(3-4). DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.796813
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    ABSTRACT: The potential of sea ranching sandfish (Holothuria scabra) for production and stock restoration was investigated in the Philippines. A total of 14,300 fluorochrome-stained juvenile sandfish (>3 g) were released in 8 batches over a 15-month period in a 5-hectare pilot communal sea ranch. Abundance of sandfish increased from 416 to 5,562 individuals, with a corresponding increase in biomass from 7 to 221 kg ha−1 over the 19-month period. Apparent survival over the study period was estimated at 20–30%. Incidences of in situ spawning were observed in the sea ranch within a year, and estimated densities of reproductively mature sandfish increased from 37 ind ha−1 7 months after initial release to 249 ind ha−1 after 19 months. Average weight at onset of sexual maturity (∼185 g) is estimated to be attained 7–9 months after release. Juveniles without fluorochorome stained ossicles were found during most monitoring periods, indicating presence of wild recruits. A well-managed communal sea ranch has the potential to contribute to fisheries production and stock restoration objectives.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21(3-4). DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.837282