National Breeding Center for Southern Marine Aquaculture

Address: 167 Thuy Van Street, Vung Tau Town, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province
Director:          Nguyen Huu Thanh
Telephone:      (+84-254) 385-7126
Fax :                (+84-254) 381-1817

Function and Tasks:

– Collecting, selecting and conserving pure stocks of high-value and precious species of marine fish and other aquatic animals; exploiting their gene pools as aquaculture targets;

– Studying domestication and acclimatization of new breeds of marine fish and other aquatic species to local water bodies in southern Vietnam;

– Performing genetic-selection programs for marine fish and shrimp species for aquaculture;

– Developing and applying advanced technologies for hatcheries in marine aquaculture;

– Producing and providing selective broodstock and high-quality seed of marine fishes and shrimps to hatcheries and aquaculturists in the Mekong Delta; and

– Providing consulting, other services, training and technology transfers in marine aquaculture to extension officers/farmers and other aquaculturists.

Activities and main outputs:

– Carrying out selective-breeding programs for black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and supplying selective pre-broodstock and seeds of these species to hatcheries and farmers;

– Developing and transferring breeding technologies of indigenous fish species such as grouper (Epinephelus coioides), sea bass (Lates calcarifer), milk fish (Chanos chanos) and spadefish (Proteracanthus sarissophorus);

– Studying and producing micro-algae (Nannochloropsis oculata and  Isochrysis galbana) and other live food for marine aquaculture;

– Conducting testing experiments for newly introduced fish species, feed and other products in marine aquaculture;

– Doing laboratory services for water quality analysis and diagnosis on pathogens in marine aquaculture; and

– Providing training and services for seed production and grow-out techniques for the above-mentioned species.

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