• Conservation and Utilization of Fishery Resources


    The committee of conservation and utilization of fishery resources (CUF) aims to conduct investigation and stock assessment of aquatic living resources in order to provide management advices and measures for rational utilization, conservation, and enhancement of fishery resources, to improve fisheries management measures by establishing research-based fisheries management system, and to provide the technical support for protection of fisheries resources and endangered aquatic species in the coastal seas and inland waters by establishing technique system of domestication, breeding and rescue for aquatic rare and endangered species.

    - Principal Scientists

    JIN Xian-shi

    Fishery biology and fishery ecology


    CHEN Da-qing

    Freshwater fisheries resources


    CHENG Jia-hua

    Fisheries resources


    JIANG Zuo-fa

    Fisheries resources and Environment


    LI Ji-long

    Fisheries remote sensing


    LUO Jian-ren

    Freshwater fisheries resources


    SHI Wei-gang

    Freshwater fisheries resources


    QIU Yong-song

    Marine ecosystem dynamics and fishery management


    WEI Qi-wei

    Fisheries conservational biology


    ZHAO Xian-yong

    Fisheries acoustics


    Aquatic Ecological Environment


    A healthy aquatic ecological environment is not only the most basic condition for aquatic organism to live and multiply, but also the lifeblood for the fishery development. At present, the environment quality of fishery waters in China has been continually deteriorated, structure and function of fishery aquatic ecosystem have been influenced and destroyed to different extents. The important study task in fishery eco-environment field should be developed on the evolution mechanism of aquatic ecosystem, the consequences of anthropogenic activities on fishery eco-environment, ecological impacts of environmental variation on aquatic organisms, and the protection technology of fisheries eco-environment around diagnostic and evaluation of fishery eco-environment quality, assessment for fishery pollution ecology and environment security, restoration of cultured and degenerated aquatic ecosystem, and managing of fishery eco-environment quality based the national developing pregame of science and technology in the middle and long terms.

    - Principal Scientists

    SHEN Xin-qiang

    Fisheries Ecological Environment Monitoring and Protection


    LIN Qin

    Fisheries Ecological Environment Monitoring and Protection


    CHEN Jia-zhang

    Fishery Eco-Environmental Protection and Fishery Environmental Restoration


    YANG Jian

    Monitoring and Conservation of Fishery Ecological Environment, Ecotoxicology, Biology of Persistent Chemicals.


    MA Shao-sai

    Marine Fisheries Ecological Environment


    ZHAN Pei-rong

    Fishery Environment Protection


    Xu Zhaoli

    Marine Biology, Marine Ecology and Marine Environmental Assessment


    FAN En-yuan

    Fisheries Ecological Environment Protection


    NI Zhao-hui

    Fisheries Ecological Environment Monitoring and Protection


    Fishery Biotechnology


    The major research area of the Fishery Biotechnology subject include functional genes cloning and function research in important aquatic species, molecule markers and used in selection breeding, genetic diversity analysis and germplasm resources assessment, transgenic and bioengineering research etc. There are about 80 researchers engaged in fishery biotechnology research in CAFS now. In recent years, CAFS accessed to a number of growth, immune-related, and other important functional genes in a number of major aquaculture and also worked over the gene expression and the control. In the screening and application of molecular markers, molecular markers such as microsatellite, AFLP and ISSR and genetic linkage map were set up in a carp, tilapia, largemouth bass, sea bream, turbot, shrimp, pearl farming shellfish, and other species. And a number of molecular markers were acquired related to growth, cold hardiness, disease resistance, which had been applied in cultivation of new varieties. In genetic engineering breeding, some transgenic fishes were successful acquired, such as "super carp" which was transgene with the growth hormone gene, White cloud mountain minnow(Tanichthys albonubes) which was a genetic stability with the red fluorescent protein gene, and the biosafety risk assessment are carried through for early into the market. In fish embryonic stem cell culture, gene targeting the establishment of cell bass, the embryonic stem cell lines and embryonic stem cell transplantation technology of weever and sea bream were established, and access to the embryonic stem cell transplantation in embryos and fry of weever and zebra fish.

    - Principal Scientists

    SUN Xiao-wen

    Molecule markers and selection breeding


    CHEN Song-lin

    Fish functional genomics and molecular breeding


    BAI Jun-jie

    Fish function gene research and molecular breeding


    LIANG Li-qun

    Bioengineering research


    MA Ling-bo

    Genetic resources assessment


    YE Xing

    bioengineering research


    YU Da-hui

    Molecular marker and genetic improvement


    YANG Hong

    genetic improvement


    Genetics & Breeding


    Main fields

    -Family selective breeding of new aquaculture species

    -Composite-trait breeding

    -Molecular marker-assisted breeding

    -Genetic diversity and breeding materials

    -Cell engineering breeding (chromosome operation and sex control)

    -Advanced culture species conservation and reproduction

    Extensive fields

    -Assessment on the heritability of economic traits

    -Genetic manipulation and genetic engineering breeding

    -Resistance genetic mechanism

    -Experimental aquatic animal cultivation

    - Principal Scientists

    WANG Qin-yin

    ZOU Gui-wei

    JIANG Shi-gui

    Prevention & Control of Aquatic Diseases


    Discipline of the Prevention & Control of Aquatic Diseases is one of ten key disciplines of CAFS. It has carried out relevant study for forty years, achieved some outstanding scientific research achievements, such as immune protection of grass carp hemorrhage, pathogenesis of Aeromonas hydrophila, comprehensive prevention and control of Siniperca chuatsi viral disease, and leads the development trend of prevention and control of China aquatic disease. At present, the discipline has formed a scientific academic echelon with reasonable structure and powerful influence in China, and primarily carries out research on the fields of outbreak and alarming of aquatic disease, aquatic animal immunity, aquatic drug develop and safety use technology, aquatic disease bionomic control, fishery public health, et al.. The research fruits which we have achieved and will achieve in the future, provide technology support for the Prevention & Control of Aquatic Diseases and quality safety of aquatic product.

    - Principal Scientists

    WU Shu-qin

    1. Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease

    2. Aquatic laboratory animal


    HUANG Jie

    Maricultural organism disease control and molecular pathology


    ZENG Ling-bing

    1. Isolation and identification of aquatic pathogens;

    2. Viral molecular biology and vaccinology


    FANG Wen-hong

    Phamacology of aquatic animal, Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease

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    HUANG Zhi-bin

    Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease


    LU Tong-yan

    1. Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease

    2. Fishery medicine pharmacology


    WANG Jiang-yong

    1. Marine biology

    2. Mollusk disease


    WANG Yin-geng

    Fish health management and integrated technology


    XIE Jun

    Study of aquatic animal disease,stress and microorganism


    FENG Juan

    1. Fish immunology

    2. Prevention and control of fish disease


    JIANG Lan

    Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease


    SHEN Jin-yu

    1. Prevention and control of aquatic animal disease

    2. Aquatic microecological agent


    SONG Xiao-ling

    The immunological principle and application of disease-resistance of maricultural animals




    Main fields:

    -Ecological aquaculture and its model optimization for the water body of shallow sea and lake

    -Technical parameters and conditions of intensive aquaculture

    -Efficient and health aquaculture marine or fresh pond

    -New culture species domestication

    -Artificial fry breeding

    -Aquatic animal nutrition demand and feed formulation

    -Alternative of animal-sourced feed

    -Mass plankton culture

    -Culture technology integration and optimization

    Extensive fields:

    -Intensive culture engineering technology

    -Ecological effect and efficient use model for pond poly-culture

    -Basic research on aquatic animal physiology and ecology under different culture condition

    -Cultured animal adaptation and its habitat optimization under stress condition

    -Development of artificial habitats supporting system for ornamental fish culture

    -Supplementary and low-level nutrition feed preparation and feeding

    -Development and utilization of bait fish

    - Principal Scientists

    ZHUANG Ping

    SUN Da-jiang

    FANG Jiang-guang

    Aquatic product processing and fishery resources utilizations


    Discipline of Aquatic product processing and fishery resources utilizations is a leading research group represents the research orientation in processing of aquatic products and utilizations of fishery resources. The functions of the discipline are implemented by its own committee, committee members are composed of the experts and elites from the subordinate institutes. It has several specifically functional laboratories, Including, Processing of aquatic products laboratory, Comprehensive utilization of aquatic products laboratory, Fishery resources and enzyme engineering laboratory, Aquatic biological substances research laboratory, Aquatic products processing equipment laboratory. Research area includes: Seafood processing,quality and safety assessment of aquatic products, shelf-life extension of processed aquatic food, value-added product research and development, fishery by-product recovery and utilization. Some Researches focus on fish, shrimp, shellfish and algae processing, the intensive research and development of aquatic products, the transformation of marine resources, marine drugs and biological products. Some relative researches are about marine micro algae utilization; exploration of marine animal and plant sources of natural compounds; Aquatic products processing equipment and technology; development and application of new technology and equipment, live seafood-transport systems, process control technology, and so on.

    - Principal Scientists

    LI Lai-hao

    Seafood processing,quality and safety assessment of aquatic products


    SUN Mi

    Fishery resources and enzyme engineering


    MIU Yu-ping

    Aquatic biological substances research


    YANG Xian-qing

    Value-added product research and development, fishery by-product recovery and utilization


    SHEN Jian

    Aquatic products processing equipment and technology


    YANG Xian-shi

    Shelf-life extension of processed aquatic food


    ZHOU De-qing

    The intensive research and development of aquatic products


    Seafood Quality


    Main fields:

    -Safety limit of toxic substances in seafood and its detection

    -Process control and standard operation procedure (SOP) of aquaculture, processing and catching

    -Effects of producing area contaminations, including pathogenic micro-organisms, chemical pollutants and heavy metals etc., on aquatic food quality

    -Elimination of drug residues in aquatic product

    -Utilization of aquatic product processing additives

    -Shellfish purification and its facilities

    -Safe production inputs

    -Answer-up mechanism of aquatic food safety emergency

    Extensive fields:

    -Rapid detection of toxin and hazardous substance in aquatic product

    -Accumulation, safety evaluation and elimination of toxin and hazardous substances in aquatic product

    -Risk analysis of aquatic food and safety evaluation of aquatic transgenic food

    -Analysis of economics on quality and safety management of aquatic product industry chain

    - Principal Scientists

    ZHAI Yuxiu

    SONG Yi

    CAI You-Qiong

    Fishery Equipment and Engineering


    The object of Fishery Equipment and Engineering Research is all important fishery machinery, fishery instrument, fishing vessel, fishery facility as the main content of fishery engineering in modern fishery production development. The main content is fishery production; aqua-products processing, preservation and logistics engineering; aqua-feed processing engineering; fishery energy sources; fisheries environment and resources production, management and biological reservation engineering; fishing harbor engineering, etc. This subject’s main research fields include: aquaculture engineering, fishing equipment and engineering, aqua-products processing equipment and engineering, fishery resources biological reservation engineering, fishing harbor engineering, etc.

    - Principal Scientists

    CHEN Zhi-xin


    GUAN Chang-tao

    Fishery engineering (Offshore cage and Artificial Reef)


    NI Qi

    Aquacultural engineering


    SUN Long

    Fishery engineering


    WANG Lu-min

    New material for fishing, Offshore fish-farming cage, Responsible fishing technology



    Fishery Information & Development Strategy


    The discipline is devoted to fishery information gathering and research on social sciences. The key competencies are in management of information resources, utilization of information technologies, and studies of policy and economics. This inter-linked set of disciplines work together to provide a wide range of research and analysis for improving the national fishery management.

    Information Resources Management

    Criteria for information collection and processing

    Information integrating and improved services

    Information analysis and evaluation

    Digital libraries

    Journals and publications

    Utilization of Information Technologies

    Information dissemination with Internet technology

    Design and management of database and information systems

    Resource management with GIS, RS, GPS technologies

    Integrated assessment and management of small-scale fisheries

    Policy & Economics

    Social and economic analysis of China fisheries sector

    Policy and institutional analysis for the improved governance of fishery resources

    Assessing the potential impacts of social and environment change on fisheries

    Working with communities to manage fisheries

    Tracking the world fishery development trend

    - Principal Scientists

    YANG Ning-sheng

    Information Management


    FAN Wei

    Remote Sensing


    HU Guang-an

    Information Technology


    LI Ji-long

    Remote Sensing


    LIU Shi-lu

    Information Management


    OUYANG Hai-ying

    Information Management


    YANG Zi-jiang



    YUAN Yong-ming

    Information Technology