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Infectious Diseases Affect Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics

Overview of attention for article published in Annual Review of Marine Science, January 2015
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Title
Infectious Diseases Affect Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics
Published in
Annual Review of Marine Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015646
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Authors

Kevin D. Lafferty, C. Drew Harvell, Jon M. Conrad, Carolyn S. Friedman, Michael L. Kent, Armand M. Kuris, Eric N. Powell, Daniel Rondeau, Sonja M. Saksida

Abstract

Seafood is a growing part of the economy, but its economic value is diminished by marine diseases. Infectious diseases are common in the ocean, and here we tabulate 67 examples that can reduce commercial species' growth and survivorship or decrease seafood quality. These impacts seem most problematic in the stressful and crowded conditions of aquaculture, which increasingly dominates seafood production as wild fishery production plateaus. For instance, marine diseases of farmed oysters, shrimp, abalone, and various fishes, particularly Atlantic salmon, cost billions of dollars each year. In comparison, it is often difficult to accurately estimate disease impacts on wild populations, especially those of pelagic and subtidal species. Farmed species often receive infectious diseases from wild species and can, in turn, export infectious agents to wild species. However, the impact of disease export on wild fisheries is controversial because there are few quantitative data demonstrating that wild species near farms suffer more from infectious diseases than those in other areas. The movement of exotic infectious agents to new areas continues to be the greatest concern. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Marine Science Volume 7 is January 03, 2015. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Chile 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 436 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 97 22%
Student > Master 96 21%
Researcher 83 18%
Student > Bachelor 57 13%
Unspecified 32 7%
Other 86 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 225 50%
Environmental Science 53 12%
Unspecified 50 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 44 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 20 4%
Other 59 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2016.
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#1,049,107
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#36
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#27,436
of 196,402 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annual Review of Marine Science
#3
of 19 outputs
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