Prof. Daniel Adjei-Boateng


Dept: Fisheries and Watershed Management
Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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Research Areas/Interests

Breeding, larviculture and larval nutrition of the African bony-tongue Heterotis niloticus Enhancement of tilapia productivity in ponds using solar-b...~more

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Research Projects (Current and Past)

Coordinator, Improving the productivity of Aquaculture in Ghana (2019 -2022)

 This project is evaluating protocols to improve larval survival and develop weaning diets for Heterotis niloticus larvae which is a major bottleneck to the commercial culture of the species. The project is supporting 2 PhD and 4 MPhil students in collaboration with the Danish Technical University (DTU Aqua) with DANIDA funding (6,000,000DKK)

Co-Principal Investigator, Development of Cage Culture in Reservoirs (2016- 2017).

 This research assessed the suitability of reservoirs in Northern Ghana for tilapia culture using low-volume-high-density cages. Trials were conducted on the Tono, Vea, Bontanga Libga and Golinga reservoirs. Two MPhil students (Agya Ahunoabobirim Bosompem and Iddrisu Tia Fuseni) who worked on this project have graduated and the output of their work published in peer review journals.

Principal Investigator, Breeding of Alternative Aquaculture Species (2016-2018).

 The study focused on preliminary data on the breeding of Macrobrachim Vollenhovenii and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus for culture in Ghana and West Africa. The two MPhil students (Adelina Akuamoah-Boateng and Prince Ofori-Darkwah) have since graduated.

Project Manager, Sustainable Fish feeds for Aquaculture development in Ghana (2014 – 2017).

This research developed diets for tilapia based on local feed ingredients (groundnut peels, copra cake, palm kernel cake, soybean cake, maize bran, rice bran). The best two diets have been further improved to enhance their floatability and the diet formulae disseminated to fish farmers and some small scale feed producers. The research was funded by DANIDA, and run in collaboration with DTU Aqua, Denmark. The project supported two PhD students (Collins Duodu Prah and Godfred Owusu-Boateng and three MPhil students (Lily Akorfa Keledorme, Pricilla Animah Nuamah, Mary Asipunu) have all graduated.

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