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International Journal of Aquaculture (IJA) has no external editorial board. Instead, global recognized scientists in this field are invited to serve as peer reviewers. All editorial decisions are made by an editorial team of full-time professional editors.


Senior Academic Editor: Sarah McGrew (

Managing Director: Elaine Fang (

Publishing Manager: Kris L.F. Jin (

Illustrator: Sophia Publishing Group

Editor at Large: Nancy Jingnan Feng (



It is our unswerving aim to make IJA the world's most outstanding publishing platform for academic journals in aquaculture, and peer-review is the most important for improving the quality of the work that we published. So here we’d like to express our special gratitude for those peer-reviewers who have done excellent review(s) for us:


Tzong-Der Tzeng

Professor, Dean of College of liberal education, She-Te University, Taiwan, China

Research interest: Population genetics and fisheries biology of marine organisms have been the major research focus in my lab. One of the major accomplishments is to develop molecular markers for marine shrimps and to address phylogenetic and population genetic questions. Population (or stock) discrimination by using morphological characters was also conducted, and species analyzed included marine shrimps and fish. Permutation test with discriminating ratio was developed and utilized in our papers. Stock assessment for albacore in the Atlantic ocean using ASPM have been executing recently.  


Desislava Rozdina

PhD, Laboratory of Ichthyology and Aquaculture, Department of Common and Applied Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Research interest:  The major fields of my scientific research are fish ecology and ichthyology, mainly temp of growth, reproduction, population structure, fish conservation and etc. I also work in the field of aquatic- and ichthyotoxicology, and fish diseases in aquaculture. My latest work has been focused on studying basic population-biology parameters, temp of growth and heavy metals accumulation in Alosa immaculata fromDanubeRiver.


Ma. Eugenia Vega-Cendejas

PhD, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico

Research interest: Dra Vega-Cendejas studies on taxonomy and ecology of estuarine and freshwater fish communities. Also she has evaluated fish communities on impacted ecosystems and studied trophodynamics and energy fluxes in coastal ecosystems considering fish associations (structure) and the use of the ecosystem (function). She has contributed to Mexican ichthyological diversity and carried our explorations and taxonomic evaluations in protected areas (natural reserves). Recently She has integrated genetic and morphometric analysis for the fish taxonomy and ecological studies.


Okan Akyol

Professor Dr., Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, Dep. of Fish Capture Technology and Fish Processing, Izmir, Turkey

Research Interest: Fisheries biology and population dynamics of marine species, fishing technology, zoogeographic distribution of marine species, interactions between fisheries and aquaculture. He has 20 years academic experience and so far, ha has 120 papers in national and international journals.


Zarrien Ayub

PhD, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Research interest: Shellfish biology and aquaculture. Dr. Zarrien Ayub did her M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Marine Biology from the Centre, University of Karachi, Pakistan. Her Ph. D. work was based on the reproductive biology of penaeid shrimps. She did her postdoctoral study on  Development of biosecure, sustainable and cost-effective nursery and grow-out technology for the penaeid shrimps  from Texas A & M, University System, USA. She was nominated as one of the trainee in a three year CLIMA project 2006-2009 on Euro-Asian Research and Training in Climate Change Management.


Renato M. Honji

PhD, Laboratory of Metabolism and Reproduction of Aquatic Organism, Physiology Department, Institute of Biosciences, University of S o Paulo (IB-USP), Brazil

Research interest: Comparative physiology, especially on reproductive physiology and metabolism applied in aquaculture. Within this context, emphasizing those aspects: brain-pituitary-gonad axis; sex determination and differentiation; gametogenesis; energy metabolism; conservation physiology of endangered species; fish behavior; broodstock management and hormonal manipulations in fish reproduction; ecotoxicology and molecular biology.


Tamer El-Sayed Aly

Associate professor of marine biology, Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Research interest: 1) Producing of Nile tilapia in marine water by genetic engineering, in intensive system; 2) Rearing of Cat fish in different water salinities in close water systems; 3) Alternative protein sources (such as sea weeds and algae) for Nile Tilapia; 4) Design of a zero-discharge tilapia recirculating system.


Nashat A. Hamidan

Conservation specialist, The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Jordan

Research interest: Part of his work is focusing on the freshwater fish conservation and restoration. He established the Conservation project for the Azraq killifish Aphanius sirhani, and he was involved in many fish surveys and conservation project especially focusing on the endemics and critically endangered. His published work focused on the status of Jordanian freshwater fish, their conservation, and adaptation strategies in the context of harsh desert environmental conditions. He established some Ichthyofaunal surveys in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.


Swapnaja A. Mohite

Professor, Dept. Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India

Research interest: Fisheries management with doctorate in aquaculture. Dr. Mohite has worked on the biology of molluscs, especially clams. So far she has published about 48 papers in national and international journals and 4 books by international publisher. Currently she is working on a project entitled "Inventory and bio-prospecting of marine invertebrates of Maharashtra (India) with special emphasis on sponges and associated micro-organisms". She is in this field for last 20 years.


Md. Abdul Kader

PhD in Fisheries Science, School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Research interest: Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biotechnology, Nutritional Immunology, Environmental aspects of Aquaculture.


Vaitheeswaran Thiruvengadam

PhD in Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, O.M.R. Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Research interest: Fisheries stock assessment of (FiSAT software) finfishes and shellfishes, Biodiversity assessment of (Primer V 6 software) and taxonomy of crustaceans viz., prawn, shrimp, spiny lobster, squat lobster and crab.


Patricio Solimano

Prof. Dr. School of technology, production and environment. UNRN, Argentina

Research interest: Aquaculture and fisheries management in Patagonia. Mainly Fish nutrition, recreatinal fisheries, and ecology and biology of invasive fish species in the north Patagonia (Comun Carp). 


L. Prabhadevi

Assistant professor, Department of biology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia

Research interest: She has been engaged in teaching and research in Aquatic science, Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish processing technology for the past 25 years. Her first degree was in Zoology and post-graduation in Marine biology. She has been focusing on integrated fish farming especially rice and fish co-culture and formulating fish feeds by utilizing agricultural by-products and other aquatic vegetation. Her studies also include the hydrobiology of lakes and rivers of Ethiopia which are least explored as well as extending support to farmers to establish fish ponds and fish hatcheries.


Rewaida Abdel-Gaber

Assistant Professor of Parasitology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt

Research interest: General area of research is Systematic and Molecular Parasitology for different parasitic taxa infecting a wide variety of living organisms; in addition to studying the possible ways to minimize the risk of zoonotic diseases in order to improve the human health.


Nevine M. Abou Shabana

Associate Professor of Fish Reproduction, Fish Reproduction and spawning Lab, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria, Egypt

Research interest: Fish reproduction (Mediterranean species, economic fresh water fish and ornamental Red sea fish). Assessment of gonadal maturation stages in reference to steroid hormones of different fish species and their seasonal variation profiles, histological and ultrastructure composition of male and female gonads in terms of environmental disturbances according to discharge of human and industrial wastes discharge in urban areas. Application of new technologies to enhance hatchery production of fry and fingerlings of domesticated economic fish species for aquaculture industry.


Mst. Kaniz Fatema

Professor, Department of Fisheries Management, Faculty of Fisheries Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Research interest: Fish Population Dynamics for both freshwater and marine fishes including stock assessment and fisheries management. Study on reproductive endocrinology of swamp mud eel Monopterus cuchia for artificial propagation. The success of this research is the first ever report of artificial propagation of swamp mud eel in captive condition by environment manipulation in Bangladesh. Water Quality Management in Aquaculture: Economic and environmental benefits of reduced feed inputs in the polyculture of tilapia and major Indian carps. Community-based Fisheries in Bangladesh: Bio-ecology, Production, Rights & Access, Governance & Replicability. Exploring Policy Avenues to Institutionalize the Community Co-Management Approach to Wetland Management in Bangladesh with gender empowerment. Climate change and Fisheries.


Teo Swee Sen

Associate professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur (South Wing), Sarawak, Terengganu, Malaysia

Research interest: She is exploring the potential of several species of seaweeds in biomedical research. Among the cores of her expertise, she is interested in pursuing further research on seaweed natural habitats in order to facilitate the growing demands of commercial usage while retaining and preserving the natural stocks for the protection of the ecosystems that involves. Currently she is interested to participate in the project more related to sustainable development to support to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially on “Sustainable Cities and Communities” (SDGs 11) and “Life below water” (SDG14).


Kitithorn Sanpanich

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Science, Burapha University, Thailand

Research interest: The researches are mainly on the marine mollusk taxonomy and ecology such as species distribution, density in all habitats, mollusk reproductive cycle and coral reef ecology. The alien and invasive species are the recent interest.


Ruth Garcia Gomez

PhD on aquatic animal health, BsC in veterinary science, MsC on international cooperation for development; Aquatic Biosecurity Specialist under the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division of the Pacific Community (SPC), Spain

Research interest: Most of her professional career has been focused on aquatic animal health, aquatic biosecurity, general aquaculture and management/development and conservation of aquatic genetic resources of relevance for aquaculture. Her current research areas are focused on better aquaculture management practises, aquatic animal health management, aquatic biosecurity and risk analysis. She has been involved in the improvement of aquatic biosecurity strategies and protocols in a broad range of countries around the world, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, etc. and involving a wide range of stakeholders.


Osman Sabri Kesbic

PhD & Assistant Professor, Kastamonu University, Fisheries Faculty, 37100, Kastamonu, Turkey

Research interest: His major research topics are ‘nutrition in aquaculture; serum biochemistry and hematology in fish; effects of nutrition on fish health; organic-based feed additives; Aquaculture systems; recycling of organic waste to feed sector.’


Ali Reza Radkhah

Researcher, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

Research interest: Ecology of teleost fishes, Aquatic biology, Fisheries sciences, Ichthyology, Aquatic biology (fish, bivalve and etc.), Growth pattern in fish, Aquaculture: (Salmonids, Sturgeons, Carps), Genetics and fish breeding, Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology.


Ilknur Meric Turgut

Assistant Professor in Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Research interest: Aquaculture particularly in inlands (alternative and economically feasible feed ingredients for tilapia and carp); Nutritional physiology of fish (growth, histology); Environmental factors as an endocrine disrupters and possible consequences for fishes (endocrine system, immune system, stress physiology).


Shib Kinkar Das

Professor, Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, West Bengal, India

Research interest: Prof. Das is interested in Research on nutrient dynamics of aquaculture systems and in-situ remediation of aquaculture waste through application of different types of bio-floc techniques. He is also engaged in low cost feed formulations and minimizing stress arising out of metabolite loading in the system. He has been in research areas encompassing water and soil quality monitoring and biogeochemical nutrient cycling in closed system aquaculture of fish and shellfishes.


Flavio de Almeida Alves Júnior

Ph.D, Department of Oceanography, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE, Recife, Brazil

Research interest: Zoology, Benthic ecology, Deep sea crustaceans, Geographic distribution, Crustacean biology, Deep sea ecology, Environmental sciences, Oceanography


Levent Dogankaya

Assistant Professor in Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Research interest: Aquaculture, Oceanography, Aquatic Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biotechnology, Eco-friendly feed formulations, Alternative proteins for feed, Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology, Genetics and fish breeding, Non-invasive growth promoters for fish.


Agumassie Tesfahun Asres

Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia

Research interest: Phycology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fishery Biology, Fish Feed and Fish Nutrition, Land River Managements, Fish Resource Management, Laboratory Techniques, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes, Invertebrates Zoology