Guam – In 2008, the University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangxi Institute of Fisheries (GXIF) to collaborate on research regarding a shrimp selective breeding program.
[Pictured from left are Donghuo Jian, Hui Gong, UOG faculty member; Xiaoli Yu, office manager of research programs in GXIF; UOG Board of Regents member Andrew Laguana; UOG President Robert A. Underwood; Xi Gan, director of GXIF; Xiaohan Chen, deputy director of GXIF; Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences Lee Yudin; Yong Lin, manager of GXIF tilapia experimental station & hatchery; and Daxiang Xie, manager of GXIF shrimp experimental station & hatchery.]
In July a group from Guangxi Institute of Fisheries visited the University of Guam to meet President Robert A. Underwood, Lee Yudin, Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Board of Regents member Andrew Laguana, and other administrators and faculty members.
The group reviewed progress on the joint research program, discussed mutual interests and issues related to the on-going program, and explored options for future collaboration. UOG faculty member Dr. Gong Li and her team facilitated tours of the UOG Hatchery facility, a shrimp/tilapia farm in Guam, and they traveled to Saipan to visit a shrimp facility. Four exchange scholars from China have visited the University of Guam to participate the shrimp breeding program. Additional research collaboration between UOG and GXIF is anticipated in the future.