Fish diseases in Israeli mariculture: New research challenges

Angelo Colorni, Arik Diamant

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The gilt-head seabream Sparus aurata has been cultured for the last 30 years in Eilat (Israeli Red Sea) and the progress made in the farming of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), the white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus), the grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) and the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) have all contributed to the aquaculture progress achieved by Israel. Diseases have been seen as the stumbling blocks in the path of aquaculture and recent efforts have been aimed at obtaining the best protection of farmed fish and shellfish. This commentary gives an account of the disease condition and related interventions carried out in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAquaculture in the Middle East and North Africa
Subtitle of host publicationStatus and Research Needs
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781612098340
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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