The winner of the first EAFP Bulletin picture competition

Winner of the Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists:

Best Picture competition 2011-2015

The Council and Webmaster of the European Association of Fish Pathologists are delighted to announce the winner of the EAFP Bulletin Best Picture competition 2011-2015. The EAFP council decided to run the contest in the interests of celebrating the EAFP Bulletin and to promote interest and readership in our association’s journal. The competition was promoted through the EAFP Facebook page and participation (readership and voting) through the EAFP webpage. The contest run over 6 weeks plus a FINAL week, involved a selection of 36 of the EAFP Bulletin’s most interesting images published between 2011 – 2015. The results of the FINAL were collected on Sunday 4th February 2018.


Dr. Carmen López Gómez of the Centro de Investigacions Mariñas (CIMA), Spain and co-authors, M. Ruiz, S. Darriba and R. Rodríguez.

One free admission has been awarded to attend the EAFP International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, in Porto in September 2019. The EAFP Council wishes to congratulate Dr. López and co-workers on their WINNING PICTURE, with 14 votes and 46 views during the 1st round and with 25 votes and 108 views in the Final.

The image was originally published in the Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists in 2012; 32(1), pages 3-13, by M. Ruiz, D. Iglesias, S. Darriba, R. Rodríguez, C. López. Epidemiological survey of digenean trematodes affecting razor clams, Ensis arcuatus, from Galicia (NW Spain)

Figure 4, “Scanning electron micrograph of a mature cercaria showing surface ultrastructure and body details. ts, tail stem; f, furca; m, mouth; rs, rudimentary sucker; r, rhynchus.”


The figures that made it through to the final stage were of a high standard and it was a close finish also in 2nd and 3rd place. 

The figure 2nd classified was published in “Papillary fibroelastoma with melanin deposition in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) heart: A case report” by M. N. Yousaf, A. B. Amin and M. D. Powell in 2011, Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish. Pathol. 31(5), pages 193-198. It achieved total 18 votes (154 views) during the first round, and 22 votes (147 views) in the Final.




In 3rd place was the figure published in “Comparative efficacy of formalin, freshwater and hydrogen peroxide against Gyrodactylus corti infestations on captive wolf-eels (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)” by S. R. M. Jones, D. A. Thoney and S. K. Balfry in 2015, Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish. Pathol. 35(2), pages 64-72. This image achieved 10 votes (40 views) in the first round and 16 votes (88 views) in the Final.

The EAFP Council and the Webmaster would like to thank all voting participants for their involvement in the competition, and sincerely congratulate and thank authors of all the selected images from published articles in the EAFP Bulletin. The quality of such work is what makes the EAFP Bulletin a successful association journal.

The next EAFP Bulletin picture contest will incorporate selected images from published manuscripts in the EAFP Bulletin from 2016 onwards. Details of a likely start date for this contest will be made in the future through the EAFP webpage. All published images in the Bulletin from 2016 will be applicable for entry.     


Dr Sean Monaghan

EAFP Bulletin Editor / EAFP Publications-Officer