Prof. Yang Yi, President of Asian Fisheries Society, Professor of Shanghai Ocean University, and Board Member of Tongwei Co., Ltd, passed away due to illness at 02:41 am on 31st July, 2009 at Chengdu Huaxi Hospital at the age of 46.

Prof. Yang Yi received his B. Sc. in Genetics degree from Sichuan University, China in 1985 and his M. Sc. and D. Tech. Sc. degrees in Aquaculture from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Prof. Yang Yi had given enthusiastic and generous contributions at various successive working positions: Teaching Assistant and Lecturer at Southwest Agricultural University; Research Associate, Associate Professor and Field of Study Coordinator at Asian Institute of Technology; Professor and Doctor Supervisor at Shanghai Ocean University; Vice Dean of Technical Centre of Tongwei Co., Ltd; Director of Sichuan Aqua-cultural Engineering and Technology Research Center; Member of World Aquaculture Society; Member of China Society of Fisheries; Councilor and President of Asian Fisheries Society.

The mourning hall for Prof. Yang Yi is located at the second floor of community center at Golden Coast, 300 Xinxiwang Avenue, Huayang, Chengdu, China. The funeral service and public memorial ceremony for Prof. Yang Yi will be held at 8 am on 2nd August 2009 at Songhe Hall of Chengdou Dongjiao Funeral Parlor.

Funeral Committee for Prof. Yang Yi

Shanghai Ocean University

Tongwei Co., Ltd.

31st July 2009

Gao Junling

Coordinator of Funeral Committee Office

Telephone: 028-86168987, 13036671838

Fax: 028-85199999



19 Responses

  1. A dedicated outstanding professional, a respected teacher, a loving husband, a caring father, a dutiful son and a very good friend…

    • A very good friend indeed.. and a philosopher and guide also.. at least to me..

  2. I would like to express my personal sorrow at the very sad loss of Yang Yi – whose leaving is a loss to his dear family, to us – his worldwide colleagues in aquaculture and fisheries, to the Asian Fisheries Society and to the many beneficiaries of his and his students and colleagues work in China, Asia and elsewhere.

    Please pass my personal condolences to his family and convey to them that we will greatly miss him, his enthusiasm, his guidance, his vision and his warm friednship.

    Meryl Williams,
    Hon. Life Member Asian Fisheries Society
    Coordinator AFS AsiaPacific-FishWatch

  3. Sad to hear that too! He did fought a good fight. His AIT presence and contribution will be remembered.

    Condolence and prayer for Sister Liu and Tony.

  4. Prof Dr Yang Yi’s untimely demise is a great loss to Asian Fisheries Society and to many of his friends in fisheries and aquaculture in this region including many young scientists in the field who always scan ‘AquaFish CRSP Educational/ Employment Opportunities’ news which Dr Yang Yi has been, very earnestly and promptly circulating by email for many years (stopped in February this year probably due to his illness) as a kind of service component in his career. I also remember his wonderful and convincing presentation on ‘Tilapia aquaculture for India’ some years back in AFS Indian Branch meeting at Bangalore, India. He even willingly sent many of his PPT slides on tilapia for my use. we just dont understand why a promising life of such an enthusiastic scientist should be snatched at such a young age .

    Heart-felt condolence to the grieving family and friends.

    Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael PhD
    Centre for Fish Immunology
    P.G. Department of Zoology and Biotechnology
    Lady Doak College, Madurai-625002, India

  5. It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Dr. Yang Yi in the early morning of July 31, 2009, at Huaxi Hospital, Chengdu, China. Dr. Yang Yi was an Adjunct Faculty in the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) field of study, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), and has been associated with AIT since 1992. His more than 15 years’ of work at AIT involved teaching, research, student research guidance, laboratory sessions, and various projects.

    On behalf of all members of the AIT community, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Dr. Yang Yi’s family members and wish to also take this opportunity to acknowledge the important contributions he has made to AIT and in the field of aquaculture and aquatic resources management.

  6. Dear Mrs Liu,

    It is our greatest sympathy to hear the passing away of Dr Yang Yi. We are so impressed with his teaching and his kind heart. May God give you peace and comfort in this time and may the Lord’s hand upon your family. May the Lord strengthen you in His care. We will do pray for your family. May he dwell in peace.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Deborah,Tun & on behalf of 2003-2005 AIT Aquaculture students

  7. Dr. Yang was a very responsible, dedicated and hard working teacher. He was a wonderful person. His untimely demise made me and my colleagues, who know him, very sad. I would like to give my condolences to Dr. Yang Yi’s family. Dr. Yang Yi, your contribution to your students will not be forgotten.

    Sunila Rai, Ph.D.

  8. I am sorry to hear of Dr. Yang Yi’s demise. He has been of great help to the Society and to the Journal. He will be dearly missed. Please relay my condolences to his wife Liu Yun and his son Tony. May his soul rest in peace.



    Ms. Aida R. Rubiano
    Joint Assistant Editor
    Asian Fisheries Science Journal

  9. Sorry to hear this very sad news, and my personal condolences to Yang Yi’s family.

    Sena de Silva
    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    P. O. Box 1040, Kasetsart Post Office
    Bangkok 10903

  10. Yang Yi was a champion/supporter of AARM/AIT and CRSP Aquaculture. He was also a good friend to many of us. At a time like this we can do little to grieve this loss. I propose we hold a small memorial service at AIT to remember him and his good work.

    Amrit Bart
    AIT Center Vietnam

  11. I’m very saddened to learn that Yang Yi died early this morning. It’s a great personal tragedy for him and his family as well as a loss for the aquaculture community.

    Peter Edwards

  12. I read the news with deep grieving heart. Allow me to extend my sincere condolence to his families and friends. It is a tragedy we lost a such kind friend. He will remain in our heart.

    Best regards,

    Miao Weimin

  13. It was a bit of a shock when I heard of Yang Yi’s passing. I had not known that he was that ill, despite knowing of his liver transplant and recent absence from AFS.

    Yang Yi is one of those good-natured people that you expect to always be around. I can’t name the times that our paths crossed and each time it was a pleasure to talk to him. He always seemed to have a moment to chat and often even had something interesting to say! He was a true treasure, and unfortunately was taken too soon from us.

    This event only reminds us to pay attention to the true value in the world – the people around us. People, not things, are what is important in life, and we should cherish our friends and family as we never know when they might be taken away.

    Yang Yi, you will be missed.

  14. It was a shock for me to know the very sad news about Prof Dr Yang Yi’s untimely passing away. I would like to extend my sincere condolence to his families and friends.

    Suriyan Tunkijjanukij
    Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University
    Chathuchak, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand

  15. Along with the many friends and colleagues of Yang Yi I was saddened to hear of his passing at such a young age. He will be sorely missed by many in the global aquaculture community. Please pass on my deepest sympathy to his wife and family.

  16. I am filled with sadness and shock while reading about Dr. Yang Yi’s passing away. I had the privilage of working with Dr. Yi and sharing office while at AIT. He was a wonderful guide who was always willing to help. A great loss to Aquaculture community. My deepest condolences to his family.


  17. Dear Sis Liu and Tony,

    We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. God’s love and comfort be with you all at this very difficult time.

    Dr Yang Yi’s presence & contribution in AIT will be remembered.

    With our deepest condolences.

  18. A sad sudden demise. I can’t speak what he is meant the people and organization he has worked with. But he is always a special person, a very good friend, a loving husband and caring father..

    Dr. Yang Yi, you are gone but your memories are always alive and will always be..

    Kabir Chowdhury
    Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory
    University of Guelph

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