Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute of CAFS (YSFRI), is a multidisciplinary marine and fisheries research institute. It was inaugurated in Shanghai as ‘the Central Fisheries Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’ in January 1947, and moved to Qingdao in December 1949.
336 staffs are currently working in YSFRI, including three Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and 102 senior scientists and technicians. Three of them have been awarded as National Prominent Experts; three of them have been elected by the National Ten thousand Talents Project; and 56 of them have received special allowance from the government. There are 42 doctorate and graduate supervisors, and one post-doc work station in YSFRI.
In the past 60 years, YSFRI has been aiming at the mission of ‘Exploitation and sustainable utilization of marine biological resources’, focusing her work on fishery resource investigation, fishing technology, mariculture and enhancement, fish product processing and quality inspection, etc. YSFRI researchers have accomplished more than 1000 national and ministerial research projects, obtained over 300 major national and ministerial research achievements, received about 100 national and ministerial awards. Especially in recent years, YSFRI faces the needs of China’s economic development and scientific innovation, adjusting research subjects, recruiting talents, and has carried out innovative research and obtained great success in subject areas such as marine biological resource assessment and ecosystem level management, mariculture ecology and carrying capacity, germplasm resources and genetic breeding, disease control and molecular pathology for mariculture organisms, marine bio-product resource and enzymic engineering, marine environmental fishery and bio-remediation, safety and quality test for fish products, and marine finfish cultivation and intensive mariculture.