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P.O. Box 30830
Tripoli-Tajura   LIBYA
Tel : + 218 21 369 00 01/3
Fax : + 218 21 369 00 02
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof Atig A. D. Huni

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
fish biology, aquaculture, marine environment, ecology of endegered species (marine turtles)

Current major projects
* feasibility studies of potentiel aquaculture sites ;
* biology of Blue-fin tuna (1999 season)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 36 others : 61

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 200 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 120 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
atomic absorption spectrophotometer, spectrophlorometer, spectrophotometer salinometer, O2, ovens, microscopes, nets, etc.

Ecosystem types available nearby
typical Mediterranean rocky shore flora and fauna

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
lab. space only

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
the library holds 2532 books, journals & manuscripts, 199 periodical subscriptions

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes