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Game-, Reindeer- and AquaFood Research Program – GRAF :
» Consumer needs and expectations in the global markets
» Healthy, tasty, and high-quality food products
» Diverse and sustainable food production
» Changes in livelihoods and business sector competitiveness
» Projects 
  •Developing Reindeer husbandry and Reindeer meat market
  •Markets for products of captive fisheries
  •BENEFISH – the economic impact of the welfare of fish in European fish farming
  •Development of fish product quality research
  •Effects of live-chilling on product quality
  •Regulating the sexual maturity of rainbow trout in food fish production
  •Improving fish quality
  •The quality of European whitefish in the supply chain
  •Electric stunning of vendace
  •Action plan for sustainable aquaculture in Åland
  •Effects of location guidance on the fish farming economy
  •Environmental investment in fish farming
  •Diversifying aquaculture
  •Research on the selective breeding of whitefish
  •Research on production biology
  •New wave
  •Software for assessing the profitability of fish farming
  •Economic success factors of the reindeer husbandry  
  •Fish Consumption and the Catering Sector 
  •Utilization of less-valuable fish material in food, feed and bioenergy

New wave

During the past ten years, significant changes have taken place in production methods and in the selection of fish species produced. New marine and freshwater species have been farmed while production methods have become more technology-intensive, particularly for farms with recirculation systems. This latter development has now made it possible to farm new species in areas where they would not otherwise have succeeded.

The goal of the project

This programme explores several diverse areas. Intensive farming methods during the larval period are investigated, a suitable farming environment for the fish fry stage is determined and spawn production methods suitable for pike-perch (Sander lucioperca) are developed. The profitability of pike-perch farming in recirculation systems and the economy of waste water treatment are also studied with bio-economic models.

Scientist in charge of project

Juha Koskela
Jyväskylä Game and Fisheries Research
Survontie 9 FI-40500 Jyväskylä, Finland
Phone +35820 575 1516

Other research staff: Jouni Vielma, Jari Setälä, Markus Kankainen, Teemu Jokelainen

Cooperation: Warsaw Agricultural University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Estadual Paulista (Brazil)

Duration: 2005–2008

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