• South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute

    1. General Information


    Founded in 1953, the South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute (SCSFRI) of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS) is a forward-looking national research organization undertaking studies of tropical and subtropical fishery sciences. As the earliest founded national fishery institute, it is affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture of China and located at Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. There are 325 staffs, including 177 researching staffs with 49 professors and 73 assistant professors and 67.7% with Degree of Master or Doctor. The missions are to promote the development of fishery sciences, to support governments in decision-making, and to provide technical supports for sustainable, steady and healthy development of modern fishery by studying global, basic and key subjects faced in the development of fishery industry. To increase the income of fishery farmers, efficiency of fishery production, and competitiveness of fishery products, basic and applied fishery researches are emphasized with the focus on high and key techniques able to promote fast development of the industry through significantly promoting innovation abilities in original fishery sciences, industrial integration of techniques, and assimilation and reformation of imported techniques.

    2. Infrastructure


    There are six research departments in the institute, i.e. Dept. of Aquaculture and Biotechnology, Dept. of Fishery Resource, Dept. of Fishery Environment, Dept. of Fishery Food Engineering and Quality Safety, Dept. of Fishery Engineering and Dept. of Fishery Disease and Prevention for research works. And there are nine administrative divisions, including Administrative Office, Division of Human Resource, Division of Science and Technology, Division of Finance, Center for Technology Transfer, Information Center (including library and museum), Centre for Logistics. Besides, there are four stations outside Guangzhou and a enterprise. They are Center for Tropical Fishery R&D (Sanya, Hainan), Shenzhen Experimental Station (Daya Bay, Guangdong), Huadu Experimental Station (Huadu, Guangzhou), Survey Ship Base (Guangzhou) and Feed and Healthy Culture Center.
    There are six key laboratories of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) based on the institute, including Open Key Lab. of Fishery Ecological Environment of MOA, Inspection and Test Center for Fishery Environment and Product Quality, Center for South China Sea Mariculture Disease Prevention and Control, Inspection Center for South China Sea Fishery Ecological Environment, Field Observation Station of South China Sea Fishery Resource and Environment, and Genetic Breeding Center for Shrimp Penaeus monodon. Guangdong Provincial Key Lab. of Fishery Ecological Environment, and Open Key Lab. of Fishery Germplasm and Culture Technology of CAFS are also built in this institute.

    3. Research Fields


    Research activities in the institute involve more than ten respects, including fishery resources protection and utilization, fishery ecological environment, healthy aquaculture, genetic breeding, aquaculture biotechnology, fishery disease prevention and cure, fishery products process and integrated use, safety control of fishery products quality, fishery equipment and engineering, and fishery information technology.
    In the field of fishery resources investigation by SCSFRI, researches are focused on marine ecosystem dynamics and fishery management, monitoring and assessment of fishery stocks, stock enhancement and marine ranching, conservation of aquatic wild animals. The fishery resources division members include: Professor Yongsong QIU (director, Email: [email protected]), Professor Peimao CHEN (deputy director, Email: [email protected]), Professor Yongzhen Li (MS., Email: [email protected]), Professor Zhaojin LIN (MS., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Tao CHEN (Bsc., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Xinrong HUANG (Bsc., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Dianrong Sun (MS., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Guobao Chen (MS., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Yueping Zhang (Bsc., Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Zuozhi Chen (Ph.D, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Jing Yu (Ph.D, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Zhenzhao Tang (Ph.D, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Zhihui Zhong (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Xiaoyun Liang (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Xuehui Wang (MS., Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Liming Shu (Bsc., Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Yuezhong Wang (MS., Email: Wuh[email protected]), Assistant Professor Jie Yu (MS., Email: [email protected]), Engineer Xiaoguo Li (Email: [email protected]), and Mr. Xin Liang (Email: [email protected]).
    In the fields of fishery ecological environment, researches are focused on pollution effect on aquatic organism, fishery environmental capacity and environmental restoring, fishery environment and biodiversity protection, techniques on the fishery environment monitoring and the detection of aquatic products quality. The laboratory has 21 research members, including 4 professors, 5 associate professors and 5 assistant research scientists, while 2 members hold the doctor’s degree and 10 members hold the master’s degree.
    The major team members include: Professor Xiaoping JIA (Email: [email protected]), Professor Qin LIN(Email: [email protected]), Professor Chunhou LI (Email:[email protected]), Professor Juli GAN (Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Honghui HUANG (Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Liudong LI (Email: [email protected]), and Associate Professor Wengui CAI (Email: [email protected]).
    In the fields of healthy aquaculture which stands in the frontier of world aquaculture science, comprehensively applies multidisciplinary techniques, researches are focused on the integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) technology and environment friendly aquaculture technology, using microorganisms to meliorate aquaculture environment and through developing finfish-shrimp-shellfish-macroalgae polyculture system.
    The team members include: Professor Zhuojia LI(Email:[email protected]), Professor Hanhua ZHANG (Email: [email protected]), Professor Jinfeng WU(Email:[email protected]), Changbo ZHU(Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Xiaoyong XIE (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Yingying YANG (Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Suwen CHEN (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Lixiong CHEN (Email: [email protected]), Yucheng CAO (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Guoliang WEN (Email: [email protected] ).
    In the fields of genetic resources and genetic breeding, researches are focused on genetic diversities and genetic estimations of tropical marine species, and genetic breeding of tropical mariculture variety. The genetic diversity levels and resource status of sparidae fish were systemically investigated; the genetic improvements of black tiger shrimp and pearl oyster were carried out, which acquired most important progress and produced several new strains.
    The team members include: Professor Shigui JIANG (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Dianchang ZHANG (Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Tianfeng SU(Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Lihua QIU (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Associate Professor Jianghua HUANG (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor Falin ZHOU (Email: [email protected]), Mrs Caiyan ZHU (Email: [email protected]).
    In the field of aquaculture biotechnology, researches are focused on gene cloning, functional genomics, gene transfer, and bioengineering breeding of finfish, prawn, mollusk and algae.
    The team members include: Professor Da Hui YU (PhD, PI, Email: [email protected]), Associate Prof Lihua QIU (PhD, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Prof Jianhong XIA (PhD, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Prof Dianchang ZHANG (MSc, Email: [email protected]), Assistant Prof Guiju HUANG (MSc, Email: [email protected]), Mrs. Yihui GUO (BSc, Email: [email protected]).

    Comparison of secondary structures of PMMG1 protein in Pinctada maxima
    and PFMG1 in P. fucata
    Prof.YU Da-hui(left) and Prof. Dean Jerry(right)
    from James Cook University of Australia
    In the fields of fishery disease prevention and cure, researches are focused on marine fish bacterial disease immunization, marine shellfish pathology and control of pathogens, shrimp immunity and disease control.
    The team members include: Associate Prof. Jiangyong Wang (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Associate Prof. Juan Feng (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Associate Prof. Zhixun Guo (Ph.D., Email: [email protected]), Associate Prof. Liwen Xu (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Prof. Guangfeng Liu(Ph.D.,Email:[email protected]), Assistant Prof. Wenbo Wang (Ph.D., Email: [email protected] ), Assistant Prof. Ruixuan Wang (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Prof. Youlu Su (Email: [email protected]).
    In the field of aquatic products processing and fishery resources utilization,researches are focused on the processing and preservation of aquatic products. Deep procession product, aquatic health food, beauty food and val