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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
HIRONO Ikuo
(Faculty, Department of Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) researchmap
thailand Dr.
Suttinee LIMTHAMMAHISORN
(Director, Coastal Aquaculture Research and Development Division, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand)
Research Institutions in Japan Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology / Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences / Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency / Kanagawa University / Mie Prefectural Fish Farming Center
Research Institutions in Thailand Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand / National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency / Kasetsart University / Chulalongkorn University / Walailak University / Suranaree University of Technology /Prince of Songkla University
Adoption fiscal year FY 2018
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Thailand
General Description of the Research Project

Select useful groups from fish and shellfish native to Thailand for breeding and preservation
Production of food resources from fish farming is important because half the marine products used for food that are consumed in the world come from fish farming. This project will conduct genome-based breeding to select for useful traits in Asian sea bass and banana prawn, which are indigenous to Thailand. The aim is to make these species into major farmed marine products that can hold a top position in the international market, as well as to develop infectious disease prevention methods, fortified feed, and all-female prawn production technology. The project will also develop technology for preserving diverse genetic resources in perpetuity and for regenerating the species from these resources at any time.

Contribute to food security by developing farming methods, including domestication!
The project will develop production technologies (genome-based breeding and vaccines, etc.) for Asian sea bass and banana prawns, including domestication, in order to make both species into major marine products on the international market. It will be possible to preserve gene resources in perpetuity on the cellular and tissue level. The project aims to lead to a stable supply of highly nutritious fish and shellfish farmed in a way that has a low impact on the natural ecosystem.

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pic1 A culture pond for prawns in Thailand

A culture pond for prawns in Thailand

pic2 Banana Prawns

Banana Prawns

pic3 Breeding facilities at a Department of Fisheries research and development centers

Breeding facilities at a Department of Fisheries research and development centers

pic4 Asian sea bass reared at a Department of Fisheries research and development center

Asian sea bass reared at a Department of Fisheries research and development center

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