Aquatic biology and physiology:
Biology of indigenous fish, environmental effects (e.g. water salinity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, etc.) on ion exchange, osmo-regulation, respiration, fish growth, survival rate of fish and shrimp; effects of drugs and chemicals on fish and shrimps.
Aquatic resources and environment:
Biodiversity, distribution and population dynamics of aquatic organisms; water quality and management; bio-indicators and aquatic resources management.
Fish nutrition and feeding:
Nutrition requirements, feed formulations and feeding schemes for commercially cultured species, such as Pangasius catfish, snake-head fish, tilapia, etc.; live food culture such as microalgae, rotifers, Artemia, etc.
Applying and developing new technologies for seed production and farming systems of commercially cultured species such as freshwater fish (especially catfish), marine fish (cobia, groupers…), crustacean (freshwater prawn, shrimps, crabs), mollusks and seaweeds.
Aquatic animal pathology:
Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease pathogens from cultured species.
Genetics in Aquaculture:
Genetics applied in biodiversity and conservation, broodstock domestication and seed selection of indigeneous species.
Fisheries economics and management:
Socio-economics, production and value chain, management and sustainability of fisheries.