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. Edebohls I, Kreiß C, Focken U, Lasner T, Reiser S (2020) Steckbriefe zur Tierhaltung in Deutschland: Aquakultur. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 23 p
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  2. Svasand T, Asplin L, Boyd A, Ellis T, Keeley NB, Moberg O, Burgetz I, Engler C, Falconer L, Focken U, Grefsrud ES, Hui L, Jakobsen G, Laksa U, Lock E-J, McKindsey C, Moore A, Morris D, á Nordi G, O'Beirn F, et al (2020) Working Group on Environmental Interactions of Aquaculture (WGEIA). Copenhagen: ICES, 187 p, ICES Sci Rep 2(112), DOI:10.17895/
  3. Barreto-Curiel F, Focken U, D'Abramo LR, Mata-Sotres J, Viana MT (2019) Assessment of amino acid requirements for Totoaba macdonaldi at different levels of protein using stable isotopes and a non-digestible protein source as a filler. Aquaculture 503:550-561, DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.01.038
  4. Reiser S, Lugert V, Bergschmidt A, Adamek M, Jung-Schroers V, Steinhagen D (2019) Tiergerechtheit in der deutschen Aquakultur: Gütesiegel oder Grund zur Besorgnis? Fischer Teichwirt 70(8):283-284
  5. 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

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