International Workshop on Artemia Pond/Tank Production

Place and Date: Cox’s Bazar, June 15, 2021 at 1pm local time
(Zoom videoconference meeting)

List of Speakers:

  • Bangladesh:
    – Christopher Price, Regional Director South Asia, WorldFish
    – Benoy Barman, Senior Scientist, WorldFish
    – Meezanur Rahman, Coordinator EU DESiRA project “Artemia4Bangladesh“, Worldfish
  • Belgium: Patrick Sorgeloos, Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University
  • Cambodia: Veasna Ao, Marine Aquaculture Research and Development Center, Fisheries Administration, Sihanoukville
  • China: Sui Liying, Asia Regional Artemia Reference Center, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
  • India: Shanmuganathan Kandan, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
  • Iran: Naser Agh, Artemia & Aquaculture Research Institute, Urmia University
  • Kenya: Betty Nyonje, Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa
  • Malaysia: Yeong  Yik Sung, University of Malaysia Terengganu
  • Myanmar: U Soe Tun, Myanmar Shrimp Association
  • Thailand: Montakan Tamtin Department of Fisheries, Samut Sakhon Aquaculture Research and Development Center
  • Vietnam: Nguyen Van Hoa, Can Tho University


  • Inauguration of the workshop and welcome speech by Christopher Price
  • History of pond production of Artemia cysts and biomass: Patrick Sorgeloos
  • Introduction, purpose of workshop, scope of collaboration: Meezanur Rahman
  • Social, gender, policy issues in implementing projects: Benoy Barman
  • Country experiences in Artemia pond/tank production:

– Vietnam: Nguyen Van Hoa

– India: Shanmuganathan Kandan

– Thailand: Montakan Tamtin

– Iran: Naser Agh

– Kenya: Betty Nyonje

  • Tea break
  • Country experiences in Artemia pond/tank production (continuation):
    – Bangladesh: Meezanur Rahman
    – Cambodia: Veasna Ao
    – Myanmar: U Soe Tun
    – Malaysia: Yeong Yik Sung
    – China: Sui Liying
  • Q&A session, discussion, recommendations: facilitated by Patrick Sorgeloos
  • Closing remarks by Meezanur Rahman

Compilation of presentations

Video of presentations and discussions

Workshop Report

Report WorldFish Artemia Pond Culture Workshop