Inhibition of microbial pathogens in farmed fish

Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Mohamed T. El-Saadony, Hany F. Ellakany, Ahmed R. Elbestawy, Samar S. Abaza, Amr M. Geneedy, Asmaa F. Khafaga, Heba M. Salem, Ayman H. Abd El-Aziz, Samy Selim, Ahmad O. Babalghith, Synan F. AbuQamar, Khaled A. El-Tarabily

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Aquaculture, also known as aqua farming, is defined as farming fish, crustaceans, mollusks, aquatic plants, algae, and other marine organisms. It includes cultivating fresh- and saltwater populations under controlled conditions compared to commercial fishing or wild fish harvesting. Worldwide, carp, salmon, tilapia, and catfish are the most common fish species used in fish farming in descending order. Disinfectants prevent and/or treat different infections in aquatic animals. The current review indicates the uses of different disinfectants against some important pathogens in aquaculture, with particular reference to tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) farming. A single review cannot cover all aspects of disinfection throughout aquaculture, so the procedures and principles of disinfection in tilapia farming/aquaculture have been chosen for illustration purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114003
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • Aquaculture
  • Disinfectants
  • Fish disease
  • Nile tilapia
  • Pathogenic microorganisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution


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