Institute of

Fisheries Ecology


View across fish ponds. (© Monika Manthey-Karl)

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms like fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants in artificial systems, coastal and inland waters. Aquaculture involves the intervention in the rearing process to enhance production. In contrast to capture fisheries, the stock being cultivated is under individual or corporate ownership. The global demand for fish and seafood has been increasing rapidly throughout the last decade. Capture fisheries production, however, continuous to remain stable. Aquaculture is thus getting more and more important as substantial increases in global fish production can only be achieved by farming. At present, more than 50% of fish and seafood for human consumption are derived from aquaculture. Indeed, the expansion of aquaculture gave rise to several questions, e.g. in the fields of technology, ecology as well as in socioeconomics. With our research, we want to contribute in solving these questions making aquaculture sustainable.  


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  1. Reiser S, Pohlmann DM, Koops U, Gröger JP, Focken U (2019) Using gravel for environmental enrichment in salmonid hatcheries: The effect of gravel size during egg incubation, endogenous and first feeding in rainbow trout. J Appl Ichthyol 35(2):465-472, DOI:10.1111/jai.13884
  2. Behrens GM, Lasner T, Brinker A, Schumann M (2019) Viability of cork-enriched feed in trout farming - An agri benchmark fish study on innovative aquaculture techniques. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 32 p, Thünen Working Paper 116, DOI:10.3220/WP1545314770000
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  3. Kleingeld DW, Moritz J, Reiser S, Steinhagen D, Wedekind H (2018) "Animal Welfare Indicators" Guidelines: with recommendations for the implementation of self-monitoring in accordance with Sec. 11(8) of the German Animal Welfare Act in aquaculture establishments [online]. Rostock: VDFF, 29 p, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 05.11.2018]
  4. Gehlert G, Griese M, Schlachter M, Schulz C (2018) Analysis and optimisation of dynamic facility ventilation in recirculation aquacultural systems. Aquacult Eng 80:1-10, DOI:10.1016/j.aquaeng.2017.11.003
  5. Callier MD, Byron CJ, Bengtson DA, Cranford PJ, Cross SF, Focken U, Jansen HM, Kamermans P, Kiessling A, Landry T, O'Beirn F, Petersson E, Rheault RB, Strand O, Sundell K, Svaasand T, Wykfors GH, McKindsey CW (2018) Attraction and repulsion of mobile wild organisms to finfish and shellfish aquaculture: a review. Reviews Aquacult 10(4):924-949, DOI:10.1111/raq.12208

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