1st Edition

Fish Vaccines Health Management for Sustainable Aquaculture

Edited By Preetham Elumalai, Kim Thompson, Sreeja Lakshmi Copyright 2023
    262 Pages 17 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 17 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is a timely reference text that highlights the role of vaccination in the fast-growing aquaculture industry. It discusses topics such as vaccine formulation, vaccine delivery, and enhancing the immune response of fish using nanoparticles. Information related to vaccine safety, ethical approval, and regulations is also discussed, together with dissemination of vaccines to fish farms across the globe. This cutting-edge book presents novel strategies to meet the growing demand for vaccines in finfish aquaculture. This book is useful to students, academics, clinicians, and professionals in the field of fisheries sciences, aquaculture, and veterinary sciences.

    Section I: Vaccines in Aquaculture: A Preface

    1. Understanding Vaccine Development in Aquaculture

    Nayomi John, Anu Joseph, Aparna Sasi, Bismi Mujeeb, Joyal Elisabeth Baiju, Eleeswa Celin Syrus, and Nivya Mariam Paul

    2. Antigens and Immune Responses in Fishes: An Overview

    Nivya Mariam Paul, Aruna Babu, Amrutha Rajesh, Neema, Alanta Maria Binu, Anu Jose, Aneena Mariya Abraham, and Nayomi John

    3. Aquaculture: Facing an Array of Pathogens

    Wanna Sirimanapong, Prawporn Thaijongrak, Chiranan Sudpraseart, and Boonsirm Withyachumnarnkul

    Section II: Vaccination in Fishes: Types and Methods

    4. Concepts and Types of Vaccines

    Subramaniam Sivakumar, Panneerselvam Punniyakotti, Kuppuswamy Kavitha, and Panneerselvam Saravanan

    5. Antigen Discovery

    Nhat HM Truong, Nam Tri Vo, Phuong Hong Vo, and Hoang Duc Nguyen

    6. Novel Advancements in Vaccine Delivery and Methods of Vaccination: Experimental Strategies

    Abdullah Bin Abdul Nazar, Muhammed Salih Salim, Aswathi Ashok, Anuj Sharma, Sanchu Prakash, Malavika Biju Reni, Meril Mary Mathew, Muzammil Siddiqui, Subramaniam Sivakumar, Sreeja Lakshmi, and Preetham Elumalai

    Section III: Adjuvants in Vaccination: An Underpinning

    7. Role of Adjuvants in Vaccination Studies

    Md Yasin Ina-Salwany, Tilusha Manchanayake, Aslah Mohamad, Md. Shirajum Monir, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Salleh Annas, and Mohd Zamri-Saad

    8. Development of Mucosal Adjutants for Fish Vaccination

    Ina Salwany Md Yasin, Aslah Mohamad, Mohammad Noor Amal Azmai, Annas Salleh, and Mohd Zamri Saad

    Section IV: Technological Advancements and Efficacy of Fish Vaccination

    9. Biotechnological Approaches to Vaccines

    Thavasimuthu Citarasu, Ganapathi Uma, Ramamoorthy Sathish Kumar, Sugumar Vimal, and Mariavincent Michael Babu

    10. Safety and Efficacy of Vaccines in Aquaculture

    Eakapol Wangkahart, Po-Tsang Lee, Chou-Min Chong, and Fernando Yamamoto

    11. Mass Vaccination in Aquaculture: Possibilities and Limitations

    Hethesh Chellapandian, Sivakamavalli Jeyachandran, Joseph Selvin, Kiyun Park, and Ihn-sil Kwak

    Section V: Vaccines in Aquaculture: Challenges and Perspectives

    12. Fish Vaccination: How Close Are the Fish Farmers?

    Saurabh Dubey, Kizito K. Mugimba, Jitendra Kumar, and Hetron M. Munang’andu

    13. Development of Fish Vaccines: Challenges and Future Perspectives

    A. P. Desbois and S. J. Monaghan

    14. Fish Vaccine: From Field to Development

    R. Cascione, Adrian Astier, Philippe Mahl, and Øystein Evensen


    Preetham Elumalai, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Marine Biology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Madras and a PhD in biochemistry and molecular immunology from the Institute for Immunology, University of Regensburg, Germany. His research practice includes bioassay-guided identification of novel marine compounds, unveiling fish lectins in innate immune defense, aquatic vaccine development, evaluation of cost-effective feed additives and nutrigenomics, and effects of environmental pollutants on marine ecosystems. He has been a partner in numerous EU-, Indian-, and UK-funded projects (e.g., IVVN, BactiVac). He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and has 2 patents in his name apart from editing 5 books (Springer, CRC Press) and has presented his work at more than 60 national and international conferences. He has been awarded the prestigious INSA fellowship (2018); MASTS, Fellowship (2019); IVVN award, UK (2020); FRSB, UK (2021); and BactiVac award, UK (2022).

    Kim Thompson, PhD, is a Principal Investigator at Moredun Research Institute, where she heads the Aquaculture Research Group. She earned a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Stirling, an MSc in immunology from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in fish immunology from the University of Stirling. She has published over 160 articles in international journals relating to her work on fish health. Her research interests include vaccine development for fish pathogens (viral, bacterial, and parasitic), examining the immune response of fish to these pathogens and understanding the factors that influence this response. She is interested in developing alternative therapies for disease control in fish (e.g., functional feeds, immunostimulants, and probiotics).

    Sreeja Lakshmi, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in collaboration with Moredun Research Institute (MRI), UK. She graduated from Calicut University and earned a PhD in biochemistry and functional genomics from the Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed international journals and authored books and book chapters. She has been awarded prestigious research grants from the Bavarian Research Foundation (Bayerische Forschungsstiftung), Government of Bavaria, Germany; an HRD-Fellowship for Women Scientists from the Department of Health Research, Government of India; and a MASTS (Marine Alliance Science and Technology, Scotland) Award for Postdoctoral and Early Career Research Exchanges (PECRE), visited the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and received IVVN Fellowship grant from the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN), UK.