The motto for research in the field of aquaculture is "Research and practice".

The projects of the research institutions financed by EU and state funds aim to support commercial aquaculture operators.

 In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania:

 Cross-regional project partners:


Scientific Projects:

Current Projects (EMFF 2014 – 2023)

State Research Institute of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • Combined marine aquaculture - combination of fish farm and mussel production
    Project titel: Combined marine aquaculture - testing a mussel production process in combination with a fish farm for decentralized aquaculture in Western Pomerania
  • The zander - a promising aquaculture candidate in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    Project title: Optimisation of the production process for breeding zanders in location-independent systems
  • Focus on the welfare of fish – promoting fish-friendly regional aquaculture
    Project title: Development of indicators for the assessment of fish welfare under aquaculture conditions using the example of regionally farmed fish
  • The perch in aquaculture
    Project title: Optimisation of the stock fish production of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Shrimps in aquaculture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    Project title: Optimisation of the production of White Tiger shrimps (Penaeus vannamei) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf

  • Focus on the zander genome – promoting fish-friendly regional aquaculture
    Project title: Diversity analysis of the zander genome for the development of molecular bioindicators for fish-friendly regional aquaculture
  • Meat quality for fish in local aquaculture
    Project titel: Etablishment of methods to study meat quality in economically important regional fish species in aquaculture
  • Marking fish and animal welfare
    Project titel: Molecular preliminary studies on the adipose fin function in salmonids in aquaculture
  • Video analysis helps for monitoring fish in aquaculture
    Project titel: Use of automated video analysis for monitoring and research of fish in aquaculture
  • Improvement of the meat quality in pikeperch in aquaculture
    Project titel: Adaption of pikeperch rearing in aquaculture to increase product quality

 University of Rostock

  • Aquaculture of C. gariepinus in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    Performance and process water management in commercal (integrated) aquaculture systems with African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Hygiene management and health concept for surface water-dependent partial circulation systems in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Friedrich Loeffler Institute – Riems Island

  • Scientists develop oral vaccination for fish in aquaculture
    Project title: Modular orally applicable multi-vaccines (MoMV) – Solutions based on principle

Projects 2007 – 2015 (EFF)

State Research Institute of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • The perch. A candidate for aquaculture?
    Project title: "The establishment of perch-like species in aquaculture under brackish water conditions"
  • The crayfish – a crab under threat
    Project title: Establishment and development of crayfish aquaculture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the years 2009 to 2012
  • The crayfish in aquaculture
    Project title: Incorporation of crayfish aquaculture into an integrated aquaculture system at the Hohen Wangelin site in the years 2012 – 2015
  • Cold water circulation system
    Project title: Review of the possibilities for reducing the freshwater requirement of freshwater-fed cold water circulation systems for the production of salmonids (trout, char)
  • Nutrient discharge systems under brackish water conditions
  • Maraena whitefish aquaculture in ponds
    Project title: Expansion and further development of Maraena whitefish aquaculture (Coregonus lavaretus balticus) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the years 2013 to 2015
  • Maraena whitefish – the development of a robust breeding line for the region
    Project title: The establishment of commercial fish models at the Born site for the development of robust breeding lines for regional aquaculture using the example of the Maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena (Bloch, 1779)) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the years 2013 – 2015
  • Algae in aquaculture
    Project title: Testing of an aquaculture project for the production of the red algae Delesseria sanguinea at the Reef of Nienhagen and further studies for the economic exploitation of the sulphated polysaccharides of these algae
  • Zander aquaculture
    Project title: Establishment and development of zander aquaculture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Institute for Farm Animal Biology Dummerstorf

  • Breeding selection by means of genetic analysis: the Born trout
    Project title: Biotechnological testing for the robustness of selected rainbow trouts (strain: BORN) with regard to suitability as a location breeding line and animal model in different regional aquaculture facilities

  • Maraena whitefish in aquaculture
    Project title: Regional fish aquaculture needs native breeding lines! Biotechnological analyses for the evaluation of suitability and sustainability of using maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena) in regional aquaculture.

University of Rostock

  • FischGlasHaus (“Fish Greenhouse”)
    Project title: Modular greenhouse cultivation system for the aquaponic production of warm water fish species with minimal resource consumption in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – An innovation initiative for resource-efficient food production
  • Baltic IMTA
    Project title: Process development for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture for the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Zooplankton reactor
    Project title: Development of a zooplankton reactor to support the breeding of fish larvae of relevant target fish species in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover

  • African catfish in aquaculture
    Project title: Stunning and slaughtering of African catfish – Scientific analysis of the methods used so far and development of possible alternatives