Department of Aquatic Biology and Resources Management

Introduction of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Resources Management

In 1976 - 1977, Faculty of Fisheries had established three departments: Fundamental Department, Aquaculture Department and Fisheries Exploitation and Processing Department. Fundamental Department was renamed Department of Environmental Biology in 1990 and Department of Aquatic Biology and Resources Management in 2004.

Human resources of the Department




Research field

Head of the Department

Dr. Nguyen Phuc Cam Tu

Aquacultural Environment, Aquaculture Effluent Treatment, Bio-conversion of Organic Waste, Bio-accumulation of Contaminants in Aquatic Animals


Dr. Nguyen Phuc Thuong

Fish Biology, Bony fish skeletal deformity, Fish Anatomy, Fish biodiversity and conservation


MSc. Nguyen Thi Bach Mai

Aquatic Biology


MSc. Dang Thi Thanh Hoa

Aquatic Biology


MSc. Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc

Biology of Aquatic animals


MSc. Le The Luong

Genetics, Application of Genetics in Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Gene Technology, Cell Technology, Biochemistry.

Academic Affair staff

MSc. Tran Hong Thuy

Welcome and support students, lecturers related to Academic affairs.

Activities of the Department


The Department seeks to train the students leading to active engagement in the field of aquaculture through the lecture and practical training courses: Water Quality Management in Aquaculture, Aquatic Botany, Zooplankton and Benthos, Ichthyology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology of Aquatic Animals, etc.


The Department also offers on-demand training courses as follows


  • Water quality testing and management in aquaculture ponds.
  • Identifying freshwater/marine water algae and invertebrates.
  • Live food culture techniques for larviculture (algae, zooplankton, etc.).


-        Evaluation and management on water quality and environment in aquaculture.

-        Prevention, control and mitigation of harmful algal blooms in aquaculture.

-        Aquaculture wastewater and sludge treatments.

-        Biological characteristics of indigenous, ornamental and commercial fishes.

-        Aquatic resource management adapting with climate and socio-economic changes.

-        Live feed culture (algae, zooplankton) for larviculture and biodiesel.

-        Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of pollutants (heavy metals, POPs, etc.) in aquatic animal and food web.

-        Study of zero-/limited-water exchange aquaculture systems: biofloc, aquaponics, recirculating aquaculture system, etc.


-        Bio-conversion of organic wastes into biodiesel and animal feed via insect farming.