Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquatic biotechnology thematic  Areas

1. Fish breeding and genomics

  • Fish strain characterization, selection and development,

  • Induced breeding and reproduction

2. Cost-effective and innovative fish culture techniques
  • Biofloc

  • Aquaponics

3. Fish ecology
  • Fish life history assessments through emerging techniques

4. Fish nutrition
  • Alternative protein sources for fish culture

  • The use of fish waste for fish feed formulation

5. Fish health management
  • Fish disease diagnostics and vaccines development

6. Fisheries products processing
  • The use of fish skin to make leather products (shoes, clothing etc).

  • Extraction, production and marketing of gelatin (important protein used in pharmaceutical and food industries) from fish skin.