External Organisations

  • Aquaculture Research Sub-Institute for North Central, Viet Nam
  • Aalborg University, Denmark

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The main objective ofthe project is to contribute to the sustainable development of coastalaquaculture in Central Vietnam under climate change condition through betteruse of available nutrition resources.

ARSINC (Aquaculture Research Sub-Institutefor North Central (ARSINC), under Research Institute for Aquaculture) No.1(RIA1) in Vietnam is the applicant and main responsible while DTU Aqua is theDanish partner.  The immediate objectivesof this project are:

-    Better use ofnutrition resources by developing cost-effective formulated feeds for permit (Trachinotus falcatus) and by applicationof non-feed based and improved integrated aquaculture models as adaptivepractices in coping with the impacts of climate change in Central Vietnam.

-    Propose anddisseminate adapted aquaculture optionsto farmers, authorities and other stake holders in response to climate changecondition.

The project management and coordination have so far been in goodstatus. Overall the project made appropriate progress toward achievement of theproject’s objectives. Reports on analysis of aquaculture system in Centralregion including Coastal farmer’s livelihood and vulnerability to climatechange were finalized. The reviews on known environmental effects oftraditional diets for fish farming are on their final stage. Workshop onadaptive aquaculture techniques and models in response to climate change conditionand proposed recommend policy was organized. These are served for proposingboth adaptive aquaculture techniques/models and policies for local authorities.Through training course and study tour adaptive aquaculture techniques/modelshave been introduced to local farmers and extension workers.

Regarding to development of cost-effective grow-out pellet feed for theselected commercial carnivorous fish species -pompano (Trachinotus falcatus) as case study to replace trash fish inresponse to global limitation of fish meal and fish oil, all original plannedexperiments have completed. Additional experiments required for PhD student’sstudy will be carried out and finished within 2016. Experiments/trials onfarming techniques for non-feed based species (hard shell clam Meretrix lyrata, macro alage Kappaphycus alvarezii) and integratedmulti-tropic (shrimp and seaweed) have completed. 

There have been 5 published articles, of which one article waspublished in an international peer review journal as the result of jointcontribution between Vietnamese and Danish scientists. 

All 3 MSC students from Aquaculture Research Sub-Institute for North Central(ARSINC-responsible institute) have finished their education throughparticipation in project experiments by the end of 2015. These MSc staff willcontribute to building research capacity and sustainability for ARSINC.Addition, one MSc student from Department of Science and Technology, Nghe Anprovince, was also educated through participation in project experiments. 

This project was coordinated by Aquaculture Research Sub-Institute for NorthCentral, Research Institute for Aquaculture, Vietnam.

The project was funded by EU, Framework Programme 7.



  • Research area: Aquaculture
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