Thursday, March 24, 2011

National Cheng Kung University to transfer indoor grouper fingerling hatching technology

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan City and Taipei-based Merit Ocean Biotech Inc. signed a technology transfer license agreement to promote mass production of high-quality and disease-free grouper fingerlings in Taiwan on March 24th.

Grouper is the most valuable fish in Oriental fish market because of their flavour and rarity and it has been selected as the main development item of our national aquaculture program,” said Prof. Huey-Lang Yang, Director of NCKU’s University Center for Bioscience and Biotechnology.

“However, in Taiwan and neighbouring south Asian countries, grouper fingerling production has suffered a major catastrophe of severe viral infection resulted from the past intensive and careless farming behaviour.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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