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RESEARCH FIELD

MARINE BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND CONSERVATION

  •  Mangroves
  •  Seagrasses
  •  Coral reefs
  •  Fish
  •  Turtles
  •  Marine mammals

MONITORING AND CONTROL OF MARINE POLLUTION AND HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

  •  Monitoring of marine pollution
  •  Identifying pollution sources and devising control strategies
  •  Taxonomic studies on harmful marine alga
  •  Monitoring of harmful algal blooms
  •  Examining the causes
  •  Investigating possible control measures

FISHERIES

  • Analysis of catch
  • Fisheries management
  • EAFM  
  • Stock enhancement

FINFISH AQUACULTURE

  • Hatchery operations
  • Water recirculating systems
  • Water quality control
  • Broodstock management
  • Captive breeding
  • Egg collection
  • Gamete preservation
  • Fertilization
  • Hybridization
  • Larval rearing
  • Grow-out management
  • Nutrition
  • Feed formulation
  • Live feed culture
  • Health and diseases
  • Low carbon multitrophic aquaculture systems
  • Target species are groupers, humphead wrasse, marble goby, tilapia and catfish.

INVERTEBRATE AQUACULTURE

  • Hatchery operations
  • Broodstock management
  • Captive breeding
  • Rearing of larvae
  • Post-larvae and juveniles
  • Grow-out management in tanks
  • Sea pens and cages
  • Target species are tiger shrimp, white shrimp, mangrove crab, sea cucumber and mussels.

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Disease diagnostics
  • Vaccine development
  • Probiotic application
  • Bioremediation
  • Genetic characterization of fish stocks
  • Marine bioprospecting

COASTAL OCEANOGRAPHY

  • Coastal hydrodynamics and shoreline changes
  • Deposition and accretion
  • Coastal erosion control

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS

  • Specialized modules and methods related to aquaculture, fisheries and coastal zone.