• 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: scsfifrd@pub.guangzhou.gd.cn), Professor Peimao CHEN (deputy director, Email: cpmgd@yahoo.com.cn), Professor Yongzhen Li (MS., Email: Y.Z.Li@163.net), Professor Zhaojin LIN (MS., Email: scslzj@vip.tom.com), Associate Professor Tao CHEN (Bsc., Email: scsfichent@21cn.com), Associate Professor Xinrong HUANG (Bsc., Email: hzr0114@163.com), Associate Professor Dianrong Sun (MS., Email: Drsun73@163.com), Associate Professor Guobao Chen (MS., Email: chenguobao@tom.com), Associate Professor Yueping Zhang (Bsc., Email: ping_5310@163.com), Assistant Professor Zuozhi Chen (Ph.D, Email: zzchen2000@163.com), Assistant Professor Jing Yu (Ph.D, Email: YJ_scs@163.com), Assistant Professor Zhenzhao Tang (Ph.D, Email: tangzhenzhao@gmail.com), Assistant Professor Zhihui Zhong (Email: chongch2007@21cn.com), Assistant Professor Xiaoyun Liang (Email: Lxy54@163.com), Assistant Professor Xuehui Wang (MS., Email: wxhscs@163.com), Assistant Professor Liming Shu (Bsc., Email: shulim@tom.com), Assistant Professor Yuezhong Wang (MS., Email: Wuhu30@soshu.com), Assistant Professor Jie Yu (MS., Email: Yujie061992@hotmail.com), Engineer Xiaoguo Li (Email: lxg007lxg007lxg007@163.com), and Mr. Xin Liang (Email: liangxinscs@163.com).
    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: jiaxiaoping53@163.com), Professor Qin LIN(Email: Linqinscs@21cn.com), Professor Chunhou LI (Email: scslch@vip.163.com), Professor Juli GAN (Email: ganjuli@163.com), Associate Professor Honghui HUANG (Email: jxhuanghh@21cn.com), Associate Professor Liudong LI (Email: 168lld@163.com), and Associate Professor Wengui CAI (Email: cai-wengui@163.com).
    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:zhuojiali609@163.com), Professor Hanhua ZHANG (Email: zhh502@163.net), Professor Jinfeng WU(Email:wu-jinfeng@163.com), Changbo ZHU(Ph.D., Email: changbo212@hotmail.com), Xiaoyong XIE (Ph.D., Email: xiexiaoyongsh@sina.com), Associate Professor Yingying YANG (Email: yyy402@126.com), Associate Professor Suwen CHEN (Email: chensuwen407@163.com), Assistant Professor Lixiong CHEN (Email: cz_clx@163.com), Yucheng CAO (Email: cyc_169@163.com), Assistant Professor Guoliang WEN (Email: guowen66@163.com ).
    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: jiangsg@21cn.com), Assistant Professor Dianchang ZHANG (Email: zhangdch@163.com), Associate Professor Tianfeng SU(Email: Su555@163.com), Associate Professor Lihua QIU (Ph.D., Email: qiu902@tom.com), Associate Professor Jianghua HUANG (Email: hjh210440@sina.com.cn), Assistant Professor Falin ZHOU (Email: zhoufaling@tom.com), Mrs Caiyan ZHU (Email: zhucaiyan1979@163.com).
    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: pearlydh@163.com), Associate Prof Lihua QIU (PhD, Email: qiu902@tom.com), Assistant Prof Jianhong XIA (PhD, Email: jhxia313@163.com), Assistant Prof Dianchang ZHANG (MSc, Email: zhangdch@163.com), Assistant Prof Guiju HUANG (MSc, Email: xaxhgj@126.com), Mrs. Yihui GUO (BSc, Email: yihuiguoedith@163.com).

    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: wjy104@163.com), Associate Prof. Juan Feng (Ph.D., Email: juanf@21cn.com), Associate Prof. Zhixun Guo (Ph.D., Email: guozhixun1@163.com), Associate Prof. Liwen Xu (Email: lwxu@163.com), Assistant Prof. Guangfeng Liu(Ph.D.,Email:Shark007@163.com), Assistant Prof. Wenbo Wang (Ph.D., Email: wenbowang@163.com ), Assistant Prof. Ruixuan Wang (Email: wrxlxw@21cn.com), Assistant Prof. Youlu Su (Email: vetsyl@163.com).
    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 value-added biological products were exploited mainly in recent years.
    The team members include: Professor Laihao LI(Ph.D., team leader, Email: laihaoli@163.com), Professor Xianqing YANG (Email: yxqgd@163.com), Associate Professor Shiqiang DIAO (Email: sqdiao@163.com), Professor Yanyan WU (Email: wyy1028@tom.com), Assistant Professor Shuxian HAO (Email: susanhao2001@163.com), Assistant Professor Jianwei CEN (Email: Genvex2163.com), Assistant Professor Shengjun CHEN (Email: good1021@163.com), Mr. Bo QI (Email: 48980210@sina.com), Mrs. Haixia MA (Email: haixia928@yahoo.com.cn) .
    In the field of safety control of fishery products quality, researches are focused on fundamental studies about aquatic products safety, quality risk assessment,quality control and standardization. The researches about the enrichment, metabolism and degradation theory of toxic and hazardous chemicals, risk assessment, residue limits research, safety control technology, quality security system and standards of aquatic products were carried out in this laboratory.
    The team members include: Professor Xianqing YANG (team leader, Email: yxqgd@163.com), Professor Laihao LI (Ph.D., Email: laihaoli@163.com), Associate Professor Shiqiang DIAO (Email: sqdiao@163.com), Professor Yanyan WU (Email: wyy1028@tom.com), Assistant Professor Shuxian HAO (Email: susanhao2001@163.com), Assistant Professor Jianwei CEN (Email: Genvex2163.com), Assistant Professor Shengjun CHEN (Email: good1021@163.com), Mr. Bo QI (Email: 48980210@sina.com), Mrs. Haixia MA (Email: haixia928@yahoo.com.cn) .
    In the fields of fishery equipment and engineering, researches are focused on technologies of fishery facility and equipments, engineering of marine ranching, and fishing technologies and fishing gear and method of marine fishery. The production process and the enterprise standards of whole-new technologies and the responsible marine fishery technology system are established.
    The team members include: Professor Genxi GUO (team leader, Email: scsggx@21cn.com), Professor Lin YANG (Email: scsfish@21cn.com), Assistant Prof Qiyou TAO (B.A, Email: Tao_qy@163.com), Assistant Prof Xufeng ZHANG (M.A, Email: sendto21@21cn.com), Assistant Professor Peng ZHANG (B.A, Email: trawl@126.com), Assistant Engineer Xiaohua HUANG(M.E, Email:huangx-hua@163.com), Assistant Engineer Yu HU(M.E, Email:airfish07@yahoo.com.cn)Mr. Yongguang TAN (Email: tyonguang@21cn.com).
    In the area of fishery information technology, researches are focused on fishery data-sharing platform construction, fishery economic development strategies and fishery information services, etc., to provide technical support for policy-making for macro-management of fishery and integrated information services of fisheries.
    The team members include:Associate Professor Hong AI (M.Ec, Email: ocean1702@163.com), Associate Professor Qiaozhu HUANG (Email:qzhuang@tom.com), Associate Professor Peiwen LIANG (Email: tsmfom@tom.com), Associate Professor Yanwen DING (Email: dywen@21cn.com), Mr. Junlin LV (Email: alv97@126.com)

    4. Academic Achievements

    Since establishment, the institute has completed over 1600 research projects granted by central or local governments and more than 800 projects among others were rewarded. Among the rewarded, twelve were conferred by the State Council and 108 were conferred by the Ministries or local provincial governments. The outstanding achievements include “Artificial reproduction of four domesticated carps--grass carp, silver carp, big-head carp and black carp”, “Studies on techniques of artificial reproduction and nucleus insertion for pearl culture of silver lipped pearl oyster Pinctada maxima”, “Study on the South China Sea Mussel Watch”, “Survey of marine organisms and fishery resources in the waters around islands of Guangdong Province”, and “Study on artificial reproduction and larval rearing of grey mullet Mugil cephalus”. These achievements have contributed great in prospering Chinese fishery industry in terms of economics in the past and present.