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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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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Daniel, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.  He obtained his BSc. in Natural Resources Management (Fisheries major) in 2000 at KNUST, Kumasi. He went on to complete his MSc. in Aquaculture at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management, KNUST in January 2005. His PhD. in Zoology was completed in 2011 at the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland specializing in the reproductive biology of the freshwater clam, Galatea paradoxa.


Daniel has a broad training in aquaculture including fish nutrition, the breeding and culture of tilapia, African catfish and the African river prawn, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii in ponds, tanks and in low-volume-high-density (LVHD) cages in reservoirs. His current research is developing larval feeds for the African bonytongue Heterotis niloticus as well as protocols to artificially breed Heterotis in captivity.

Daniel has working ties with national and international organization such as the Fisheries Commission, Ghana, fish farmers’ association, the African Union (AU-IBAR). He collaborates with colleagues in Sokoine Agriculture University and Danish Technical University (DTU Aqua) on a number of research project.

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