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Bai Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2016) 19:2 DOI 10.1186/s41240-016-0001-4 EDITORIAL Open Access A new chapter for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences as we re-launch with BioMed Central Sungchul C. Bai We are proud to re-launch an open access journal worldwide as an international open access journal in the through BioMed Central, entitled Fisheries and Aquatic field of fisheries and aquaculture. Sciences (FAS) (http://fas.biomedcentral.com), the official As the Human population continues to increase, as English Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and does the demand for seafood. With the exception of a Aquatic Science (KOSFAS), listed SCOPUS since 2014. handful of marine species, the only way to meet these All articles published in the journal since 2009 are demands is by capture fisheries production, as more nat- indexed in SCOPUS. The first articles of FAS in 2009 ural production methods are limited and not sustainable. (volume 12, no 2) cover the topics of seafood processing The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United (Park et al. 2009a; Park et al. 2009b), fish genetics (Lee Nations (FAO) reported that global capture fisheries et al. 2009), seaweed culture (Wan et al. 2009), fish feed and aquaculture production in 2013 were 92.6 and 97.2 and nutrition (Kim et al. 2009), fish disease and preven- (million mt) respectively (FAO, 2015). Aquaculture now tion (Kosuke et al. 2009), sustainable shellfish farm man- provides more than 50 % of consumable aquatic prod- agement (Jeong et al. 2009a; Jeong et al. 2009b), and ucts, accounting for almost half of worlds fish supply. sustainable fisheries management in Korean waters (Oh Aquaculture is at present the only growing sector et al. 2009; Hwangbo et al. 2009) and we have continued within the fishing industry and is also reputed as the publishing on these topics ever since. fastest growing food production sector in the world. KOSFAS formed in 2009 as a result of a merger be- Aquaculture is also a very important and well-established tween two of the largest and long-running societies in sector in Korea, providing food security, revenue and em- this field, the Korean Society of Fisheries Science (KOSFS) ployment to the country. Blessed with an abundance of and the Korean Society of Aquaculture. Originally fisheries resources, Koreans have developed the distinct launched in 1998 by KOSFS as their first English fish-eating culture based on marine products. Not surpris- Language journal, the Journal of Fisheries and Technology ingly, according to the report of Korea Maritime Institute, was renamed to Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in 2009 to per capita seafood consumption reached 53.9 kg/year coincide with the newly formed society. (finfish 22.4 kg, shellfish 16.0 kg and seaweed 15.6 kg) FAS is one of the top journals in the field of fisheries in 2014 (Bai et al. 2015). Since Korea has a coastline of and aquaculture sciences in the Rep. of Korea (ROK) 2,413 km (ROK only) and an archipelago of 3,000 and it has been well recognized by not only a domestic islands, fishing has always been a national industry of audience but also the international readers and re- major economic importance. searchers. An impact factor (IF) for FAS would be avail- Stagnated capture production in recent years has led able from SCOPUS in March 2017. However an impact the country to increase its focus on aquaculture. Fortu- factor for FAS was listed as 0.35 by the official report of nately, the developing technology coupled with a solid Korean Research Foundation (2015), and an unofficial foundation of Korean aquaculture has enabled us to impact factor of 0.832 has been calculated by the society. bridge the gap between the demand and supply of sea- We at KOSFAS look forward to working with BioMed food. Aquaculture in Korea has expanded, intensified Central to promote Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and rapidly diversified in the last four decades. In the 1960s and 1970s, aquaculture technology was mainly de- veloped to produce seedlings of laver, oysters, etc., while Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1980s, it was devoted to shellfish. In the 1990s Pukyong National University, Busan City, Republic of Korea © 2016 Bai. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http:// creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Bai Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2016) 19:2 Page 2 of 2 and 2000s it was dedicated to promoting the pen and Flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) during the Summer and Winter Seasons. Fish Aqua Sci. 2009;12(2):104–10. cage systems for finfish culture, and now, the integration Kim J, Um M, Han D, Kim I, Lee C, Kim Y, Yang H, Yoon M, Kim Y, Kim J and Cho and sustainable high technology has gained momentum S: Method development and validation for dieckol in the standardization of for the future. In 2014, mariculture is the highest con- phlorotannin preparations. Fish Aqua Sci 2016;19(1). Korean Research Foundation. Journal Citation Report, Korea Citation Index 2015; (https:// tributor (1,546,980 tons) to total aquaculture production www.kci.go.kr/kciportal/po/search/poCitaView.kci?sereId=000404&year=2013=en). (1,567,737 tons), and it accounts to 98 % of the total Kosuke Z, Lee SY, Kim KH, Nam YK. Functional Evaluation of the Rockbream aquaculture production. The Korean peninsula is home (Oplegnathus fasciatus) Beta-actin Promoter as a Candidate Regulatory Element for DNA Vaccination. Fish Aqua Sci. 2009;12(2):98–103. to various algal species and marine seaweeds that have Lee SY, Kim KH, Nam YK. Molecular Characterization of Rockbream (Oplegnathus been the integral part of aquaculture (Bai et al. 2015). fasciatus) Cytoskeletal β-actin Gene and Its 5’-Upstream Regulatory Region. The production volume of the Republic of Korea is domi- Fish Aqua Sci. 2009;12(2):90–7. Lee J-H, Lee J-G, Zeon S-R, Park K-I and Park KH: Methods to eradicate soft tunic nated by seaweeds and ranked 4th among top eight world syndrome (STS)-causing protozoa Azumiobodo hoyamushi, the highly seaweed producing countries in 2013, producing over 1 infectious parasite from tunicate Halocynthia roretzi. Fish Aqua Sci 2016, 19(1). million tons (FAO, 2015). Mahmud NA, Hafizur Rahman HM, Mostakim GM, Quader Khan MG, Shahjahan Md, Lucky NS and Sadiqul Islam M: Cyclic variations of gonad development Therefore, we believe that putting the seafood at the of striped snakehead Channa striata in the lentic and lotic environments. Fish center of the journal is unique and will serve both re- Aqua Sci 2016;19(1). searchers and our general readers. Fisheries and Aquatic Oh C-W, Kim ST, Na J-H. Variations in Species Composition, Biomass, and Density in Shrimp Trawl Bycatch Across Seasons and Tidal Phases in Southern Korean Sciences intends to treat different topics of fisheries and Waters: Developing a Fisheries Risk Management Approach. Fish Aqua Sci. aquatic sciences including but not limited to: aquacul- 2009;12(2):138–51. ture, fish diseases, aquatic life and environments, fisher- Park CH, Kim HJ, Kang KT, Park JW, Kim J-S. Fractionation and Angiotensin I- converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitory Activity of Gelatin Hydrolysates from ies, seafood sciences and marine biotechnology. At the by-products of Alaska Pollock Surimi. Fish Aqua Sci. 2009a;12(2):79–85. same time there is a growing awareness among both Park HJ, Kim HR, Choi JS. Antioxidant Effects of 2,3,6-tribromo-4,5- producers and consumers on the topics of responsible dihydroxybenzyl Methyl Ether (TDB) from the Red Alga, Symphyocladia latiuscula. Fish Aqua Sci. 2009b;12(2):86–9. and sustainable fisheries and on the impact of climate Wan XQ, Park HH, Yoo HI, Choi HG. Temporal Variation in Seaweed Biomass and change for fisheries and aquaculture. We are interested Coverage in Korean Coasts: Ongdo, Chungnam. Fish Aqua Sci. 2009;12(2): in publishing articles of high quality and novelty, but we 130–7. YunH,ParkG,OkI,Katya K, Hung Silasand Bai SC: Determination ofthe also consider research results of more general interest dietary lysine requirement by measuring plasma free lysine concentrations and international issues not only from the scientific in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss after dorsal aorta cannulation. Fish communities but also from the relevant industries. Aqua Sci 2016;19(1). BioMed Central and KOSFAS has been working hard for the last few months to publish the first FAS articles in 2016 and these first articles will cover the topics on fish reproduction physiology (Mahmud et al. 2016), fish nutrition (Yun et al. 2016), fish disease (Lee et al. 2016), and analytical chemistry in food sciences (Kim et al. 2016). Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences will continue to publish articles on these topics and more as part of BioMed Central. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences benefits from an editorial board of over 53 highly specialized members from 13 different countries. 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