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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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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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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


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 %
Mexico 3 <1%
Chile 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 717 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 135 18%
Student > Master 134 18%
Researcher 123 17%
Student > Bachelor 103 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 38 5%
Other 89 12%
Unknown 109 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 299 41%
Environmental Science 79 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 70 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 34 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 32 4%
Other 73 10%
Unknown 144 20%

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