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Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research

Commentary - (2024) Volume 10, Issue 2

Species specific affectability of oceanic macrophytes towards two herbicide
Dorian Williams*
Department of Geomatics, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
*Correspondence: Dorian Williams, Department of Geomatics, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, Email:

Received: Jan 31, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-128471; Editor assigned: Feb 02, 2024, Pre QC No. JAEFR-24-128471 (PQ); Reviewed: Feb 16, 2024, QC No. JAEFR-24-128471; Revised: Feb 21, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-128471 (R); Published: Feb 28, 2024, DOI: 10.3153/JAEFR.10.02.13

Citation: Williams D. Species specific affectability of oceanic macrophytes towards two herbicide. J Aquacult Eng Fish Res. 2024; 10(2)


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Conflict Of Interest

The author declares there is no conflict of interest in publishing this article.