Aims and scope

African Journal of Fisheries Science provides a medium for the publication of original and well supported ideas and findings on techniques, methodology and research findings from aquatic scientists and fishery economists. The journal publishes papers on limnology, oceanography, freshwater biology, marine biology, conservation, ecology, population dynamics, economics, management bioeconomics and fisheries law in an attempt to provide an integrated picture of the subject.  

Also, the journal serves as a foundation for scientific advances across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to the marine environment. Oceanography, marine habitats, living resources, and related management topics constitute the key elements of papers eligible for publication. Integrated studies that bridge gaps between traditional disciplines are particularly welcome. 

The scope of the journal also include economic, social, and public administration studies to the extent that they are directly related to management of the seas and are of general interest to marine scientists.

African Journal of Fisheries Science provides an open access platform for the reporting of evidence based studies on fisheries and aquacultural sciences.

The aim of the journal is to make available the highest quality global scientific contributions on fisheries and aquaculture. The Journal publishes disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fisheries and aquaculture research.

The scope of the journal includes the traditional priorities, but also includes papers from non-traditional scientific areas such as sustainability science, social-ecological systems, ornamental, conservation and restoration related to fisheries and aquaculture.

In addition, the journal publishes original research papers, short communications and review papers on all aspects of  its subjects areas such as: genetics of cultured fish, crustaceans, molluscs and plants, especially new species; water quality of supply systems, fluctuations in water quality within farms and the environmental impacts of aquacultural operations; nutrition, feeding and stocking practices, especially as they affect the health and growth rates of cultured species; sustainable production techniques; bioengineering studies on the design and management of offshore and land-based systems; the improvement of quality and marketing of farmed products; sociological and societal impacts of aquaculture, and more.

The journal will publish fully peer-reviewed articles, invited or otherwise, on major aspects pertaining to fisheries science and aquaculture, including:

The primary aim of African Journal of Fisheries Science is to provide a forum for the publication of high-quality articles dealing with important developments in fisheries science, aquaculture techniques, policies and planning.

The journal is a well-established and independent journal covering research on production of all aquatic organisms, floristic and faunistic, related directly or indirectly to human consumption. The Journal publishes hypothesis-driven papers on applied or scientific research relevant to freshwater aquaculture; brackish water aquaculture; and marine aquaculture, including:

  • Breeding and selection in fish farming
  • Nutritional and dietary requirements in aquaculture
  • Environmental conditions affecting the growth of farmed fish
  • Effects of fish farming on the aquatic environment
  • global, regional and/or national production and market trends
  • aquaculture practices and technological developments
  • aquaculture- environment interactions
  • indigenous and alien species in aquaculture
  • the biology and culture of aquaculturally important and emerging species
  • utilization of primary and secondary resources in aquaculture
  • developments in artificial propagation of individual species and / or groups
  • developments in feeds and feeding
  • genetics and aquaculture
  • health management in aquaculture
  • policy developments pertaining to aquaculture
  • aquaculture product quality and traceability
  • socio-economics of aquaculture and impacts


Fisheries oceanography, benthic organisms, fish, fisheries, marine biology, nekton, oceanography, plankton, marine environment, environmental biology, environmental science, conservation, aquatic ecology etc




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