Department of Coastal Aquaculture

Background

The missions of the department are to offer education, research and training on coastal aquaculture to meet the increasing demands in the region.

Education

The department offers major courses such as Crustacean Culture, mollusk Culture, Marine Fish Culture, Seaweed Culture and Marine Hatchery Management for Batchelor students in Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health Management, Fisheries Management, and Agronomy. These courses are also offered to Master students in Aquaculture.

Research

Research is one of dynamic activities of the department. Major fields of research are applied research on development of new technologies for seed production and farming systems of important marine and brackish water species. These are including shrimp, freshwater prawn, mud crabs, swimming crabs (crustacean); seabass, mullet, brackish water catfish, spotted scat fish, marine catfish, cobia (marine fish); white clam, blood cockle, oyster, mangrove snail (mollusks), Eucheuma, Gracilaria (Seaweeds)… Trends of research are to apply biotechnology in seed production and farming of marine and brackish water species; to develop of integrated and environmental friendly farming systems; and to apply BMP for shrimp farming.

Training

The department regularly or casually offers short training courses for local and international participants. The major courses are:

-  Seed production of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), especially with recirculating systems

-  Seed production freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), especially with modified static green water systems

-  Seed production of mud crabs (Scylla paramamosain)

-  Shrimp farming (Intensive culture systems, rice-shrimp alternative farming systems, mangrove-shrimp farming systems)

-  Marine fish  seed production and culture (Cobia, Mullet, Scat Fish…)

-  Artemia culture

-  Study tours on coastal aquaculture in the Mekong Delta.

 

 

 

 

Facilities

The department manages several experimental hatcheries and wet labs for practices of students and for research of staffs at the main campus. The department operation 17-ha research station in Soc Trang province for field and lab researches. In addition, the department also cooperate to farmer fo marine fish cage culture and seed production research in Nam Du islands of Kien Giang province.   

Personnel

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Name

Title

Email

Field of Interest / Specialization

1

Nguyen Van Hoa

Assoc Prof. PhD

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Artemia

2

Pham Minh Duc

PhD

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Crustacean

3

Nguyen Thanh Phuong

Assoc Prof. PhD

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Sustainable Aquaculture

4

Tran Ngoc Hai

Assoc Prof. PhD

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Coastal and Marine Aquaculture

5

Ngo Thi Thu Thao

Assoc Prof. PhD

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Mollusc and seaweed

6

Vo Nam Son

PhD

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Brackishwater and marine fish

7

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh

PhD

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Artemia and seaweed

8

Nguyen Thi Hong Van

MSc

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Artemia

9

Chau Tai Tao

PhD

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Crustacean

10

Ly Van Khanh

PhD

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Brackishwater and marine fish

11

Le Quoc Viet

PhD

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Brackishwater and marine fish

12

Tran Huu Le

MSc

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Artemia

13

Tran Minh Nhut

MSc

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Crustacean

14

Huynh Thanh Toi

MSc

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Artemia

15

Hua Thai Nhan

MSc

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Mollusc

16

Cao My An

MSc

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Brackishwater and Marine fish

17

Duong Thi My Han

BSc

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Artemia

18

Le Van Thong

BSc

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Artemia

19

Dao Minh Hai

BSc

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Brackishwater and marine fish

20

Tran Nguyen Duy Khoa

BSc

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Brackishwater and marine fish

Contact address:

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Van Hoa
Head, Department of Coastal Aquaculture 
College of Aquaculture and Fisheries
Can Tho University, 2/3 street, Can Tho City, Vietnam
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CAN THO UNIVERSITY - College of Aquaculture and Fisheries
Address: Campus II, 3/2 Street, Nink Kieu District, Can Tho City, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84-292) 3 834307. Fax: (+84-292) 3. 830323 - 830247
Email: kts@ctu.edu.vn