863 Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China, “artificial breeding technology of Bohadschia argus” which is undertaken by Associate professor Zhang Zhihuai of IOCAS, have made great progress. After more than three years of harvesting and culture, the researchers obtained 270kg parental individuals of B.argus Jaeger. Through continuous establishing and optimizing the conditions of feeding, ripening and reproduction, larvae and juveniles were finally successfully bred in 2012.
Presently, annual checking meeting of the project has been held in Lingao County, Hainan. The checking group was composed of experts from Hainan University and Hainan Fisheries Research Institute. The research group has bred more than thirty seven million B. argus larvae, and some of them have grown to the juvenile stage. Moreover, the experiment of seeding B.argus was performed in Wengtian sea field of Wenchang City, Hainan Province. The experts all agreed that Prof. Zhang’s group have achieved the goals of the year. Currently, the artificial breeding technology of B. argus was nearly mature, which will lay a ground for it to be a new high-value economic species for Guangdong and Haian province and also promote the development of the matchable mode of sowing it in tropical shallow seabed.