Yellow River Fishery Research Institute (YeRFRI)

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Yellow River Fishery Research Institute (YeRFRI), established in 1960 and located in the city of Xian, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, is a comprehensive research institute involved in scientific and technological research for the fishery development in Yellow River as well as the inland waters in the related regions. It mainly focuses on such research fields as fish culture in saline-alkali soil ponds in the Yellow River flood land, fish resources in the Yellow River, intensive aquaculture, and fish diets.

YeRFRI consists of the following research sections: aquaculture, open water fisheries, fish varieties, and fishery environment.

YeRFRI has 56 professionals including 9 senior researchers. Since 1978, 36 research projects have been performed, of which 11 were awarded by the ministries and the province. The outstanding achievements are: A study of the effect of Anabaena spiroides on the growth of Chinese carp fingerling, Aquaculture technologies in saline-alkali soil ponds in the Yellow River flood land, and integrated intensive aquaculture technologies.

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