Date: March 3, 2016
A Taiwan expert who bred the world’s first pink angelfish continues instilling
the local florescent ornamental fish industry with vibrancy and spurring exports of the tropical creatures.
Born in Chiayi County 56 years ago, Lin Yu-ho started his career in 1988 by establishing JY Lin Trading Corp. in Pingtung County—a warm weather southern Taiwan locale suited to breeding fish.
Lin cultivated the world’s first green convict cichlid in 2009 in cooperation with Academia Sinica—the nation’s top research institution—and Keelung City-based National Taiwan Ocean University. This accomplishment and his industry contributions saw him win a National Innovation Award in 2011.
But Lin is not content to rest on his laurels. After three years of research, he broke new ground by using electroporation to implant the fluorescence protein gene of coral into the ovaries of angelfish. This resulted in the creation of the world’s first pink pterophyllum scalare.
Ou Mei-ju, Lin’s wife and general manager of JY Lin Trading Corp., said she never doubted Lin’s ability to reach the top of his game. [FULL STORY]