International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

研究發展處 - 成功大學

UR NCKU

International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

Han-Ching Wang

Research Center

International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

An-Nan Campus

International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)

Han-Ching Wang

jyhuang@mail.ncku.edu.tw / ihua@mail.ncku.edu.tw

The International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICSDSA) includes a shrimp genome biology laboratory, a shrimp disease laboratory, a Nucleus Breeding Center (NBC) and two OIE (Organisation for World Animal Health) reference laboratories, one for white spot disease (WSD) and the other for acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND). The ICSDSA continues to pursue a breeding program for the development of SPF (specific pathogen free) Penaeus monodon stocks with commercially favorable traits at the NBC on the NCKU Annan campus, while simultaneously establishing a 3-hectare farm in Hualien with high biosecurity for multiplication of P. monodon stocks. To achieve our mission of a sustainable P. monodon aquaculture industry, the Center focuses on the following important objectives: (1) Development of specific pathogen free (SPF) Penaeus monodon stocks for a sustainable P. monodon farming industry; (2) Development of smart farming technology for P. monodon and cultivation of multi-disciplinary talents to revive the P. monodon farming industry; (3) Active participation in a collaborative global framework to promote aquatic animal health. We aim to provide not only high-impact scientific output (publications and presentations), but also a unique hands-on environment for students to learn intelligent farming technology. The key results achieved for these objectives are summarized below:
(1) So far, we have developed more than 20 SPF P. monodon strains, some of which have commercially favorable traits including low dissolved oxygen tolerance (DG12), high salinity tolerance (DG60), low temperature tolerance (DG27, DG29), fast growth (DG12, DG24, DG27, DG34), high fecundity (DG35, DG87, W914) and disease resistance (DG35, W0223).
(2) Construction of Hualien's three-hectare farm for multiplication of P. monodon stocks was completed on December 17. Even before completion, the facilities were being used to conduct a pilot study on stocking densities (200-1200 shrimp/m2). Over period of six weeks, survival rates reached more than 90%, and shrimp also grew very fast with their bodyweight increasing from 0.001g to 0.3g.
(3) The scientists and students working at this centre are actively involved in international collaboration for aquatic animal health, and the OIE Council has granted Prof. Chu-Fang Lo the 2020 Meritorious Award to recognize, internationally, her outstanding contributions to veterinary science and animal disease control. Meanwhile, Professor Wang Han-Ching has been assigned to the Chair of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Nimaviridae group.
International Center for the Scientific Development of Shrimp Aquaculture (ICDSA)