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Zhao Fazhen(1935-)

1.Contact details

Professional Title: Professor

Field: Aquaculture

Institution: Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

Add: No.106 Nanjing Road Qingdao,266071,P.R.China

Tel: 0086-532-85810614


2.Research experience

Since the late 1950s, Zhao Fazhen has been engaged in aquaculture, mainly for shrimp farming technology and experimental ecological research. With the joint efforts of his colleagues, he successfully discovered the ecological and biological characteristics of the shrimp. Meanwhile, he expounded the scientific arguments of the artificial breeding of prawns and the artificial overwintering culture in the application of technology. A series of significant scientific research achievements have made great contributions to the creation and development of Chinas shrimp culture.

At the beginning of 60s, he completed the research of the morphological development of Chinese shrimp larvae for the first time, which lay a foundation of the whole shrimp artificial breeding. In the middle of 60s, his researches on the small area of shrimp culture model as well as the medium and large-scale water surface shrimp aquaculture succeed so that the industry of Chinas shrimp aquaculture started from then on.

In the 70s, he also succeeded in conducting a series of high-yield testing of prawn breeding and development of bait and he got National Science Conference Award. In the 80s, he created a highly efficient, stable mass produced factory-wide system of artificial breeding technology because of the studies on the national key project Shrimp factory artificial breeding technology. The artificial breeding of prawns and the maximum output of aquaculture made China become the world powers of shrimp farming which obtained significant economic and social benefits. He won the first prize of the scientific and technological progress of the state and the world intellectual property organization gold prize. Later on, he also won the second prize of the scientific and technological progress of the state because of the studies on artificial bait of shrimp” achievement

Since 1990s, the technology of his research on” Chinese shrimp culture integrated disease prevention “came to the domestic advanced level. In recent years, with his guidance, the Yellow Sea No.1 Chinese shrimp which is the original new varieties audited by the national commission has become the first artificial breeding of fine varieties of mariculture animals. At the same time, he completed The health of Chinese shrimp farming technology demonstration project with his colleagues which promote the healthy development of the Chinese shrimp aquaculture. So far, he has written more than 70 articles.

Because of his excellent achievements, he was entitled the national outstanding contributions middle-aged and young expert in 1986. He received the State Council Government special allowance since 1990. In 1995, he was named the academician of Chinese Academy Engineering. He got the “project award” in the fifth Guanghua engineering science and technology competition in 2004 and won the second Chinese agricultural excellence award in 2008.


F.C.Chao. Development of the larvae of the prawn Penaeus orientalis kishinouye. Marine Fisheries Research data, China Agriculture Press. 1965,73-109

ZHAO Fa-Zhen. Culture and enhancement of Penaeus Chinensis. Chinas agriculture Encyclopedia: aquaculture Vol. Beijing: Agricultural Publishing House. 1994.765-768

ZHAO Fa-Zhen. Status, Developing Tendency and Prospect of China Mariculture. The development of Chinas marine strategy for the 21st century. Beijing:China Ocean Press. 2001.91-100

ZHAO Fa-zhen ,LI Jian,LIU Shi-lu. Study on development strategy of fisheries healthy cultivation and food safety. Marine Fisheries Research. 2002,23(4):66-70

Researches on key technology of healthy aquaculture in China .Marine Fisheries Research. 2004,25(4):1-5

ZHAO Fa-Zhen.Strengthening scientific research on multiplication release and promoting resources conservation of aquatic organisms. Chinese Fisheries Economics, 2004,(4):29-30