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. Magner R, Bielicke M, Frieten D, Gröner C, Heil N, Johns J, Kernberger-Fischer I, Krugmann K, Lugert V, Rauterberg S, Redantz A, Retter K, Simantke C, Teitge F, Treu H, Schultheiß U (2021) Wie steht es um das Tierwohl in der Landwirtschaft? „Nationales Tierwohl-Monitoring“ schafft Grundlagen zur Datenerfassung. Dt Tierärztebl 69(7):804-809
  2. Mayrhofer R, Menanteau-Ledouble S, Pucher J, Focken U, El-Matbouli M (2020) Aeromonas spp. suggested as the causative agents of red spot disease in northern Vietnamese grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella. Diseases Aquat Organ 139:113-119, DOI:10.3354/dao03479
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  3. Lasner T, Mytlewski A, Nourry M, Rakowski M, Oberle M (2020) Carp land: Economics of fish farms and the impact of region-marketing in the Aischgrund (DEU) and Barycz Valley (POL). Aquaculture 519:734731, DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734731
  4. Marinou K, Waley D, Virone A, Aylmer S, Broberg B, Reiser S, Bergersen B, Fyllingen I, Hestetun KM, León P, Manfrin A, Gräns A, Sossidou E, Harris M, Johnstone M, Boyland N, Wojtas K, Norheim K, Schonbrodt A, Feneis B, et al (2020) Guidelines on water quality and handling for the welfare of farmed vertebrate fish : EU platform on animal welfare own-initiative group on fish. Brussels, 20 p
  5. Lugert V, Steinhagen D, Reiser S (2020) Lack of knowledge does not justify a lack of action: the case for animal welfare in farmed fish. Landbauforsch J Sustainable Organic Agric Syst 70(1):31-34, DOI:10.3220/LBF1592499937000
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