Submitted to: Proceedings of International Congress on Biology of Fishes
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/2002
Publication Date: 7/22/2002
Citation: Small, B.C., Silverstein, J., Mackinley, D. 2002. Developments in understanding fish growth. Physiology Section, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD, USA. 116 pp.
Interpretive Summary: This proceedings is a compilation of papers presented in a symposium on fish growth at the Fifth International Congress on the Biology of Fishes in Vancouver, Canada. The papers cover a broad range of fish growth-related topics, ranging from evolutionary perspectives to the latest research and assay techniques. The compilation and publication of these papers in a single print and web-based proceedings makes this information readily available to all those whose interests are in understanding the regulation of fish growth.
Technical Abstract: Organismal growth is a complex process. This symposium is meant to focus attention on how different tissues and associated pathways act and interact to regulate growth of the organism, in this case fish. We know that fish growth is mediated by a variety of factors through autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine mechanisms. While growth is allometric, different tissues growing at different rates, tissues as diverse as brain, liver and muscle contribute factors to a network of signals that regulate organismal growth. Fundamental and applied aspects of how elements of growth regulation fit into the framework of fish growth are explored.