Proteomics in fish and aquaculture research

Pedro M. Rodrigues*, Samuel A.M. Martin, Tomé S. Silva, Surintorn Boonanuntanasarn, Denise Schrama, Márcio Moreira, Cláudia Raposo

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The demand for animal protein for human consumption is currently on the rise fueled mainly by an exponential increase of the world population. The higher demand of fishery products and capture restrictions as a result of wild fish stock exploitation made aquaculture an extremely important source of protein (mainly fish, shellfish, and algae) available in human diet. Production statistics database from FAO states a value of about 97.2 million tonnes, of which around 70.0 million tonnes of the total food fish and 27.0 million tonnes of aquatic plants. The awareness that nowadays competitiveness is extremely dependent on scientific knowledge and new technologies made the number of manuscripts published in this area to rise almost exponentially. Aquaculture faces many challenges in order to continuously deliver a high-quality farmed fish through a sustainable production system. In order to achieve this goal, new management strategies need to be addressed, and state-of-the-art technologies like proteomics have been applied to study many factors like welfare, safety, nutrition, and diseases, which are directly responsible for the end-product quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProteomics in Domestic Animals
Subtitle of host publicationfrom Farm to Systems Biology
EditorsAndre Martinho de Almeida, David Eckersall, Ingrid Miller
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319696829
ISBN (Print)9783319696812
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Aquaculture
  • Fish
  • Fish allergens
  • Fish biology
  • Fish diseases
  • Fish genomics
  • Fish proteomics
  • Fish welfare
  • Proteomics


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