Fisheries is a monthly magazine established in January 1976, by the American Fisheries Society (AFS), the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists. Fisheries features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Issues contain features, essays, AFS news, current events, book reviews, editorials, letters, job notices, chapter activies, and a calendar of events.
Published under the guidance of the American Fisheries Society's Fish Health Section, the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health serves the international community of scientists and culturists concerned with the health of aquatic organisms. It carries research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features.
2009 Impact Factor: 0.645Ranking: 35/42 (Fisheries)2009 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.755Ranking: 35/42 (Fisheries)169; 2010 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports174; Formerly published as The Progressive Fish-Culturist, the journal was renamed the North American Journal of Aquaculture in 1999 to reflect the expanded importance of aquaculture in the 21st century. The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. As reflected in its name, the focus is on culture of all aquatic organisms that are of importance to North American culturists. Topics include, but are not limited to, nutrition and feeding, broodstock selection and spawning, drugs and chemicals, health and water quality, and testing new techniques and equipment for the management and rearing of aquatic species.
The North American Journal of Fisheries Management is intended to promote communication among managers, the journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Contributions relate to the way species, habitats, and harvests may be managed to protect and enhance fish and fishery resources for societal benefits. Case histories of successes, failures, and side effects of fisheries programs help convey practical management experience to others.
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) publishes a suite of journals for aquatic resource professionals.These journals-Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, featuring papers on basic fisheries science; North American Journal of Fisheries Management, covering management research and recommendations; North American Journal of Aquaculture, providing guidance for those who breed and raise aquatic animals; Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, concentrating on health maintenance and disease treatment; and Marine and Coastal Fisheries, an international, open-access online journal devoted to marine, coastal, and estuarine fisheries-are available to individuals, organizations, and libraries worldwide.