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
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)