The aquaculture production sector has grown quickly and the market has opened up and become more global. One factor contributing to success in this new expanding market has been a diverse product supply that meets demand.
The goal of the project:
The aim of this programme is to help the Finnish fish farming industry diversify its product supply and better adapt to the global market. Market research and studies on the feasibility of introducing new species (i.e. European whitefish, pearch, pike-pearch) in food fish farming in Finland are carried out. The nutrition, welfare and genetic characteristics of the European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) are examined.
Scientist in charge of project
Jyväskylä Game and Fisheries Research
Survontie 9 FI-40500 Jyväskylä, Finland
Phone +35820 575 1516
Other research staff: Jouni Vielma, Jari Setälä, Asmo Honkanen, Markus Kankainen, Kari Ruohonen
University of Jyväskylä: Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Finnish Food Safety Authority, Tromsø University College (Norway)