Parasitology: Parasites in Marine System
Marine Parasitology is an important field in aquatic science. Because of its close linkeage to other fields in marine sciences such as fisheries, mariculture, fish ecology and environmental monitoring, marine parasitology should be seen in the context of other marine science disciplines (see Marine Science Special Training Course-MST). Fish parasites play a major role in marine biodiversity, infecting hosts at all different trophic levels. The growth of marine aquaculture, concerns about the effects of pollution on fish health, and the possible use of parasites as biological indicator organisms has led to a steady increase in interest in this topic. Fish and fisheries products are important sources of protein and contribute a great deal to available food resources worldwide. Over-fishing and environmental degradation are already threatening most of the larger fish stocks, and a further increase in fisheries production seems to be dependent on the cultivation of aquatic organisms within semi-extensive and intensive mariculture. An intensive culture leads to an increasing risk of infection by disease causing agents, such as fungi, viruses, bacteria and parasites.
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