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Daniel Adjei Boateng

Dr Daniel Adjei-Boateng

Department Aquaculture, Fisheries & Water Resources 

Office-location Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 107



Phone: Cellular +233 (0) 243248890+233 (0) 243248890; +233 (0)265633529+233 (0)265633529 

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Department: Aquaculture, Fisheries & Water Resources   

Office: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 107

Office Hours: 8.00 – 17.00

Address: Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries & Water Resources 

Faculty of Natural Resources & Environment

KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Brief Info

Dr. Adjei-Boateng, a senior lecturer at the Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, obtained his BSc Natural Resources Management degree in 2000 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He went on to complete his MSc in Aquaculture in 2003 at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He was appointed lecturer in the Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management , KNUST in January 2005. His PhD in Zoology was completed in 2010 at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland specialising in the reproductive biology of the fresh water clam, Galatea paradoxa.

Dr. Adjei-Boateng has a broad training in Aquaculture including the breeding and culture of tilapia, African catfish and African river prawn Macrobrachium vollenhovenii in ponds, tanks and low- volume- high-density (LVHD) cages in reservoirs in Northern Ghana.

Dr. Adjei-Boateng has published widely in international journals including Aquaculture Research, Journal of Applied Aquaculture, Journal of Estuarine, Coastal nd Shelf Science, Journal of Water Quality Exposure and Health

Major Responsibilities

Teaching, Research and Extension


Undergraduate Courses:

  • FSA 258: Fisheries Technology
  • FSA 353: Principles and Practices of Aquaculture
  • FSA 352: Aquaculture  and Integrated Fish Farming
  • FSA 369: Crustaceans and Mollusc Culture
  • FSA 452: Post Harvest  Fish Technology

Research Interests

  • Breeding and culture of the African river prawn Macrobrachium vollenhovenii
  • Introduction of small cages (LVHD) in ponds and impoundments/dams in Ashanti and Upper Regions of Ghana to enhance fish production.
  • Enhancement of the productivity of fish ponds in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions, Ghana using farm-made and formulated diets. 
  • The reproductive biology and culture of the Volta Clam, Galatea paradoxa at the lower Volta River, Ghana.

Projects Managed

  • Assistant Coordinator Danida funded project on “Sustainable fish feed development in Ghana” (DFC file no. 13-P01-GHA, April 2014 – March 2017).
  • Co-PI, CRSP (Virginia-Tech and KNUST) project on Best Management Practices (BMPs) on pond water effluent quality on growth of Nile Tilapia (2011-2013)
  • Commercialization of Department’s ponds for tilapia and catfish production to generate income as well as provide practical trainings for Fisheries and Aquaculture students.
  • Organisation of Fish farmers’ trainings (2012-2013) on behalf of Auburn University, USA and World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) in Ghana and Liberia.

Selected Publications

  • Emmanuel A. Frimpong, Yaw B. Ansah,  Stephen Amisah, Daniel Adjei-Boateng, Nelson W. Agbo and Hillary Egna, 2014. Effects of Two Environmental Best Management Practices on Pond Water and Effluent Quality and Growth of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Sustainability 6, 652 – 675.
  • Adjei-Boateng, D. and Wilson, J.G. 2013. Body condition and gametogenic cycle of Galatea paradoxa (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the Volta River estuary, Ghana. Journal of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 132, 94 – 98. Doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.06.018.
  • Adjei-Boateng, D. and Wilson, J. G. 2013. Age Determination and Growth Rate of the Freshwater Clam Galatea Paradoxa (Born 1778) from the Volta River Estuary, Ghana.  Journal of Aquatic Science, 2013, Vol. 1, No. 2, 31-38 DOI:10.12691/jas-1-2-2
  • Adjei-Boateng, D. and Wilson, J. G. 2012. Population dynamics of the freshwater clam Galatea paradoxa from the Volta River, Ghana. Knowledge Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2012017
  • Adjei-Boateng, D, Michaeal Kojo Essel and Nelson Winston Agbo, 2012. Growth and survival of the freshwater clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778) cultured on different substrata at the Volta estuary, Ghana. Aquaculture Research 43, 1480 - 1486
  • Agbo, N. W., Adjei-Boateng, D. and Jauncey, K. 2011. The potential of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L) By-products as Alternative protein sources in the Diet of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Applied Aquaculture 23, 367 – 378
  • Amisah, S., Obirikorang, K. A. and Adjei-Boateng, D. 2011. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the Volta Clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born, 1778) in relation to their geoaccumulation in benthic sediments of the Volta Estuary, Ghana. Water Quality Exposure and Health 2, 147 – 156.
  • Adjei-Boateng, D., Owusu-Appiah, B. and Amisah, S. 2010. Effect of sandy and muddy substrates on the growth and survival of the freshwater clam Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778). Aquaculture Research 41e84 – e88