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Sustainable Development/Department of Water Resources and Aquaculture Management
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Publications / CONFERENCES:

Dr. Christian Larbi Ayisi is a lecturer of Fisheries and Aquaculture. He has over a decade of research and professional working experience with over 55 research articles in referred journals and a book chapters. He works at University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), Somanya, Ghana. His major areas of research include but not limited to water quality analysis, use of plant based lipid and protein as replacement for fish oil and fish meal respectively in diets of tilapia, use of plant extracts as immune boosters for catfish. In addition, his research focuses on feeding of Bagrid catfish. Dr. Christian Larbi Ayisi has strong interest in the application of econometric models in studying fisheries. His research is mostly collaborative research with international researchers/professors. Dr. Christian Larbi Ayisi has developed skills such as Cloning and Molecular Characterization, Gene Profiling/Expression, Water Quality Assessment, Biochemical Composition Analysis, Statistical Analysis.

Fish Nutrition, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Toxicology, Fish Seed Breeding and Genetics, Water Quality Assessment, Fisheries Economics and Modelling

Peer Reviewed Articles
1.Alhassan, E.H., Awuku, W., and Ayisi, C.L. 2024. Variation in the intestinal morphology and biometric characteristics of Sardinella aurita and Sardinella maderensis at James Town in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Science, 64 (2): 49 – 58.

2.Ayisi, C.L., N’souvi, K., Baidoo, K., Asare-Nuamah, P., Larbi, I., Asiamah, T.A., Alhassan, E.H., Ayeh, S.O. 2024. Perception of climate change and adoption of climate smart fisheries among artisanal fishers. Sustainable Technology and Entrepreneurship, 100072.

3.N’Souvi, K., Adjakpenou, A., Sun, C., Ayisi, C.L. 2024. Climate change perceptions, impacts on the catches, and adaptation practices of the small-scale fishermen in Togo’s coastal area. Environmental Development, 49: 100957.

4.Amenyogbe, E., Droepenu, E. K., Duker, R. Q., Lutterodt, G., Ayisi, C.L., Boamah, G. A., & Huang, J. S. 2024. Lack of technology hinders advancing aquaculture; special emphases on fish intestinal microbiota research in Africa. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 20(1), 1-10.

5.Eriegha, O.J., Eyo, V.O., Iniaghe, P.O., and Ayisi, C.L. 2023. Histopathological Responses in Liver, Brain and Gills of Oreochromis niloticus Juveniles Exposed to Water Soluble Fractions of Crude Oil. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 38(2):141-154

6.Amenyogbe, E., Ayisi, C. L., Droepenu, E. K., Boamah, G. A., Duker, R. Q., Ayivor, N., and Akortia, I. K. 2023. Challenges and opportunities in advancing microbiology research in Africa: A review. African Journal of Bacteriology Research, 15(2), 36-49.

7.Ayisi, C.L., Sienso, G., Mensah, G.D., N’souvi, K., Baidoo, K., Alhassan, E.H., Osei, S.A. (2023). Examining the socio-economic characteristics, fishing patterns and challenges of fishermen at James Town in Ghana. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 8(1): 100591.

8.Nsiah-Gyambibi R., Acheampong E., VonKiti E, Ayisi C.L. (2023) Performance evaluation of developed macrophyte-assisted vermifiltration system designed with varied macrophytes and earthworm species for domestic wastewater treatment. PLoS ONE 18(3): e0281953.

9.Amenyogbe, E., Luo, J., Fu, WJ., Abarike, E.D., Wang Z-L., Huang, J-S.,and Ayisi, C.L. and Chen, G. (2022). Effects of autochthonous strains mixture on gut microbiota and metabolic profile in cobia (Rachycentron canadum). Sci Rep 12, 17410.

10.Nasif D.N., Akwasi A-Y., Ayisi C.L. (2022). Effects of Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract on growth performance, feed utilization and blood biochemistry of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Veterinaria, 71(2), 175-189

11.Gertrude, M.D., Ayisi C.L., and Alhassan, E.H. (2022). Substitution of fish meal with shea nut meal in diets of Nile tilapia fry on growth, feed utilization, tissue histology and economic analysis. Pakistan J. Zool., 54(3): 1385-1396,

12.Cheng, Y., Zhao J-L., Ayisi, C.L., and Cao, X. (2022). Effects of salinity and alkalinity on fatty acids, free amino acids and related substance anabolic metabolism of Nile tilapia. Aquaculture and Fisheries. Aquaculture and Fisheries 7 (2022) 389395

13.Ayisi, C.L., Afriyie, G., and Owusu-Afriyie, G. (2022). Modulation of Muscle Growth Related Genes in Fish in Response to Plant Based Ingredients. Genetics of Aquatic Organisms, 6(1), GA413.

14.Alhassan E.H., Ayisi, C.L., Benjamin K-T. (2021). Effects of preservation on Chemical composition and sensory analysis of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in Tema, Ghana. Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management, 3(1): 44-52. doi: 10.5455/jfcom.20200625052247

15.Ayisi, C.L., Grace Debra, G, and Alhassan, E.H. (2021). Effects of Feeding Frequency on Growth Performance of the Juvenile Bagrid Catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, 25(6):513 527.

16.Ayisi, C.L., Alhassan, E.H., and Sarfo, F. (2021). Substitution of fish oil with palm kernel oil in diets of Oreochromis niloticus fry: Effects on growth, feed utilization and economic estimates. Indonesian Aquaculture Journal, 16 (2):99-107

17.Aglago, A., Ayisi, C.L., and Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah (2021). Effect of stocking density on growth performance, feed utilization, proximate composition and water quality of juveniles Bagrid catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Siluriformes: Claroteidae). Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 8(4): 294-302. DOI:

18.Ayisi, C.L., Arimiyaw, A.O., Debra, G., and Dzifa M.G. (2021). Effect of Mahogany Bark Extract on Growth, Feed Utilization and Proximate Composition in Catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, 11(4):203-207.

19.Ayisi, C. L. (2021). Implication of total replacement of fish oil with vegetable oils on Nutritional and lipid profiles of fish. IJOTA. 4(1): 1423.

20.Afriyie, G., Wang, Z. Ayisi, C.L., Asiedu, B., and Guo, Y. (2020). Complete mitochondrial and assembled DNA barcoding analysis of Lutjanus fulgens (Valenciennes 1830) and its comparison with other Lutjanus species. Ecology and Evolution. DOI:10.1002/ece3.6542

21.Ayisi, C.L., Apraku A. and Debra, G. (2020). Evaluation of biochemical, fatty acid and amino acid composition and nutritional indices of salted tilapia from selected markets in Ghana. Jourrnal of fisheries and life science. 5(1):36-43

22.Afriyie, G., Guo, Y., Kuebutornye, F.K.A., Ayisi, C.L. and Wang, Z. (2020). Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis of Bluespotted seabream, Pagarus caeruleostictus. (Perciformes: Spridae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 5(2), 1913-1914.

23.Cheng, Y. M., Zhao, J. L., Tang, S. J., Ayisi, C. L., Tu, H. Q., & Song, L. Y. (2019). Comparison on the meat quality of tilapia cultured in saline-alkaline water and freshwater. Journal of Henan Agricultural Sciences, 48(4), 125–134.

24.Afriyie, G., Huang, S., Dong, Z., Guo, Y., Kuebutornye, F. K. A., Ayisi, C.L., Asiedu, B. and Wang, Z. (2019). DNA barcoding of Ghanaian fish species: Status and prospects. African Journal of Biotechnology. 18(27), 659-663.

25.Apraku A., Xuxiong H., Ayisi, C.L. and Yussuf A. (2019). Potential of Corn Oils Alternative Dietary Lipid Source in Aquaculture Feeds. Journal of Applied Sciences. DOI:10.3923/jas.2019

26.Ayisi, C. L., Zhao, J-L, Yamei, C., Apraku A. and Debra G. (2019). Effects of replacing fish oil with palm in diets of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) on muscle biochemical composition, enzyme activities, and mRNA expression of growth related genes. Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 22:25

27.Ayisi, C. L., Zhao, J-L. and Apraku, A. (2019). Consequences of replacing fish oil with vegetable oils in fish. J Anim Res Nutr 4: 1:3.

28.Andrews, A., Huang X-X. and Ayisi, C. L. (2019). Effects of alternative dietary oils on immune response, expression of immune related genes, and disease resistance in juvenile Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture Nutrition, 1-12. DOI 10.1111/anu.12882

29.Liu, T., Zhang, G., Feng, Y., Kong, C., Ayisi, C.L., Huang, X-X., Xueming, H. (2019). Dietary soybean antigen impairs growth and health through stress-induced non-specific immune responses in Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 84:124-129.

30.Ayisi, C. L., Zhao J-L., Xueming, H., and Apraku, A. (2018). Replacing fish oil with palm oil: Effects on mRNA expression of fatty acid transport genes and signaling factors related to lipid metabolism in Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture Nutrition, DOI:10.1111anu.12821

31.Ayisi, C. L., Zhao J.L. and Wu, J-W. (2018). Replacement of fish oil with palm oil: Effects on growth performance, non-specific immunity, serum indices and disease resistance in juvenile Oreochromis niloticus. PLoS One 13(4):e0196100.

32.Zhao Y., Zhou H., Ayisi, C. L., Wang, Y., Wang, J., Chen, X and Zhao, J.L (2018). Suppression of miR-26a attenuates physiological disturbances arising from exposure of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to ammonia. Biology Open, doi:10.1242/bio.029082

33.Ayisi, C. L., Cheng, Y. and Zhao, J-L. (2018). Genes, signaling factors and enzymes involved in lipid metabolism in fish. Agri Gene. 7:7-14

34.Kindong, R., Nagarajan, P., Apraku, A., Ayisi, C.L. and Dai, X. (2017). Biochemical composition of Predatory carp (Chanodichthys erythropterus) from Lake Dianshan, Shanghai, China. Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 4:297-302.

35.Ayisi, C. L., Hua X., Apraku, A., Afriyie, G., and Amankwah K.B. (2017). Recent studies toward the development of practical diets for shrimp and their nutritional requirements. HAYATI Journal of Biosciences 24 (2017) 109-117

36.Ayisi, C. L. and Zhao, J-L. (2017). Fatty acid composition, lipogenic enzyme activities and mRNA expression of genes involved in the lipid metabolism of Nile tilapia fed with palm oil. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 17: 405-415.

37.Ayisi, C. L., Jin-Liang, Z. and Rupia, E. J. (2017). Growth performance, feed utilization, body and fatty acid composition of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed diets containing elevated levels of palm oil. Aquaculture and Fisheries 2(1): 1-11.

38.Oranich, W., Ayisi, C. L., Yuanzi, H. and Peimin, H. (2017). Effects of Different Light Temperature Fluctuations and different initial concentrations of NO3- N and PO4- P on Growth Rate, Nutrient Uptake and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Gracilaria asiatica. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Science 46(6): 1128-1134.

39.Apraku, A., Liping Liu, L. and Ayisi, C.L. (2017). Trends and Status of Dietary Coconut Oil in Aquaculture Feeds. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 25(2):1-7

40.Ayisi, C.L. (2017). Increasing Ghana’s aquaculture production: The way forward. Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, 2(1): 010-011.

41.Apraku A., Liu, L., Leng, X., Rupia, E.J. and Ayisi, C.L. (2017). Evaluation of blended virgin coconut oil and fish oil on growth performance and resistance to Streptococcus iniae challenge of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Egyp. Jour. Bas. App. Sci.

42.Oranich, W., Liangjie, Z., Yinchun, F., Dong, H., Hongyna, Z., Lori, N.I., Qigen, L. and Ayisi, C. L., (2016). Comparison of the trophic niches between two planktivorous fishes in two large lakes using stable isotope analysis. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 68:148-155

43.Ayisi C.L. and Zhao J. L. (2016). RNA/DNA ratio and LPL and MyoD mRNA expressions in muscle of Oreochromis niloticus fed with elevated levels of palm oil, Journal of Ocean University of China 15(1):184-192.

44.Thammaratsuntorn, J., Zhao J.L., Zhao L.H.; Zhuang Q.Q.; Guo J.T. and Ayisi C.L. (2016). Acclimation responses of gill ionocytes of red tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus × O. niloticus) to water salinity and alkalinity. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 15(1):524-541

45.Ayisi, C.L., Alhassan, E.H., Addo, D., Agyei, B.O. and Apraku, A. (2016). Aquaculture extension services: A case study of fish farms in the eastern region of Ghana. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2016; 4(4): 24-30

46.Wedchaparn, O., Ayisi, C.L., Y. Huo and P. He, 2015. Effects of Different Light Intensity Fluctuations on Growth Rate, Nutrient Uptake and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Gracilaria asiatica. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 10: 533-542.

47.Ayisi, C.L., 2014. Assessment of Socio-Economic Status and Demographic Characteristics of Kpong Fishing Community in Ghana. Int. J. Agric. For. Fish., 3: 110-114.

48.Ayisi, C.L., 2014. Review: Reproductive Biology of Cichlidae. Int. J. Agric. Sci., 4: 248-251.

49.Ayisi, C.L. and J.L. Zhao, 2014. Recent Developments in the use of Palm Oil in Aquaculture Feeds: A Review. Int. J. Sci. Technol. Res., 3: 259-264.

50.Ayisi, C.L., B. Quarshie and S.J. Cobbina, 2013. Raw Water Quality Change and Cost Implication; A Case Study of Dalun Headwork`s. Int. J. Water Res., 2: 16-20.

51.Alhassan, E.H., E.D. Abarike and Ayisi, C.L. 2012. Effects of stocking density on the growth and survival of Oreochromis niloticus cultured in hapas in a concrete tank. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 7: 2405-2411.



Honours & Awards

1. Lecturer- University of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2020-Date
2. Lecturer- University for Development Studies, 2018-2020
3. Teacher- W.B.M Zion Senior High, 2011-2012
4. Teacher- Presbyterian College of Education Demonstration J.H.S, 2005-2007

Asian Fisheries Society-Member University Teachers Association of Ghana-Member
Ghana Science Association-Member Ghana Animal Science Association-Member