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Service/Product name: SSNS Training Course 6: Marine fish nursing techniques

Service/Product type: Training course

Service/Product provided by: Research Administration, International Cooperation and Education Department

Detail description

SSNS Training Course 6:

Marine fish nursing techniques


Expansion in the world's human population and economic development will increase future demand for marine fish products. It has been predicted that the global demand for fish for human consumption will increase by more than 50% over the next 15 years, while the existing fish caught from the wild is not enough and it does not meet the requirements. Currently, many countries are focusing on developing marine fish aquaculture and the success of marine fish propagation and larvae rearing play a keystone for the success of marine fish industry. Therefore, the techniques in marine fish nursing have been studying and developing to meet this inevitable requirement.


Learning outcome

-         Understanding marine fish biology;

-         Selection of marine fish broodstock;

-         Rearing of brood fish;

-         Inducing final maturation and ovulation with hormone treatment;

-         Applying artificial spawning technique;

-         Incubation and hatching of eggs;

-         Applying larval/fry/fingerling rearing techniques;

-         Carrying out of harvesting and transporting techniques for fingerling fish.

Lectures – 8 hours (2+2+2+2) Classroom

1. Introduction to marine fish nursing, evaluation of status, prospects and constraints of marine aquaculture;

2. Biological characteristics of common culture marine fish species (cobia, grouper and threadfin);

3. Nursing techniques of marine fishes;

4. Techniques for harvesting, transporting of fingerling fish.

Practical – 15 hours (3+3+3+3+3) –

-         Examine biological characteristics of cobia (appearance, stages of development, gonad...);

-         Examine biological characteristics of grouper (appearance, stages of development, gonad...);

-         Examine biological characteristics of threadfin (appearance, stages of development, gonad...).

          Final report including business plan: by each participant – max. 3 pages

Presentation of results by the group of students (Seminar Room)

-         Techniques and lessons learned;

-         Wrap-up by Instructor (1 hour).

Feedback and evaluation by students / participants

Resource persons: Dr Tran The Muu.