Tech Lab

A newly formed laboratory for the development of tools for precise husbandry is operated since 2014.

Ongrowing cage farm

In Souda Bay, a pilot aquaculture net pen cage unit is operating since 2000. Currently the unit consists of 16 cages 6x6m (each with the possibility to form 4 smaller of dimensions 3x3m). In addition, there are 4 circular cages with diameter of 12 m. The operation of the unit is served by a floating platform and a storage hut. Part of the energy requirements are covered by photovoltaic cells and a wind turbine. Several species (E. seabass, g. sea bream, meagre, greater amberjack and other Mediterranean species, etc.) are bred in the unit.

Hatchery

The hatchery of the Institute includes a plankton production lab where phytoplankton and zooplankton is cultured. The larval rearing is performed applying both semi-intensive and intensive methods. A Mesocosm hatchery is operated with 6x40m3 tanks for acquiring basic biological information of the species reared. An intensive hatchery is also operated for precise experiments. The facility includes, 8 closed water systems of 2×500 l tanks and 3 closed water systems of 3×2000 l tanks. The main applied method is the pseudo-green water rearing. The species under study are the E. seabass, the gilthead seabream, the greater amberjack and the meagre, while studies on the bluefin tuna, the atlantic bonito, the wreckfish and several members of the sparidae family have been also implemented

About

At the Aquaculture Technologies Lab we study the feeding and environmental specific requirements of fish for the development of appropriate husbandry methods during larval rearing and on-growing. Since 2000 we are interested in the specific diversification of aquaculture production emphasizing on fast growing species like the wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) and the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). In particular, for the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and the meagre (Argyrosomus regius) successful methods for larval rearing and grow out are developed.
Tech Lab
 
Tech Lab
A newly formed laboratory for the development of tools for precise husbandry is operated since 2014.
Hatchery
 
Hatchery
The hatchery of the Institute includes a plankton production lab where phytoplankton and zooplankton is cultured.
Ongrowing cage farm
 
Ongrowing cage farm
In Souda Bay, a pilot aquaculture net pen cage unit is operating since 2000.