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Effects of rearing conditions (e.g. density, lighting conditions, background colour, water exchange rate, underwater sound transmission, poly-culture etc.) on farmed fish growth performance, physiological status and welfare.

Farmed fish response to acute and chronic stressors (e.g. handling, rearing conditions etc.).

Growth, biometry, metabolism, haematology and chemical composition of aquatic animals (Osteichthyes, Crustacea, Mollusca and Cephalopoda).

Fatty acid composition of aquatic animals in relation to diet and environmental conditions.

Farmed fish quality (chemical composition, fatty acids and cholesterol content etc.).

Fish nutrition (e.g. feeding ratio/frequency, dietary inclusion of specific nutrients, fishmeal and fish oil replacement, digestion, digestive enzymes etc.).

Brain neurotransmitters (e.g. stress response, neurohormonal control of feed digestion and assimilation etc.).

Fish behaviour.

Recirculating aquaculture systems.

Toxicity effects of pollutants on aquatic animals.

Population dynamics of some zooplanktic (Copepoda, Rotifera) and benthic (Octopoda, Porifera) species.

Farming of aquatic invertebrates.

 

Scientifc Programs

Study of nutrition and growth of common octopus Octopus vulgaris under controlled rearing conditions.  The Department of Applied Hydrobiology was a partner in this research program, which was co-funded E.U. and General Secretariat for Research and Technology/Ministry of Development of the Hellenic Republic. Final report 2004, 106p.

Mass rearing of common octopus Octopus vulgaris with emphasis in the utilization of artificial diet. The Department of Applied Hydrobiology was a partner in this research program, which was co-funded by E.U. and General Direction of Fisheries/Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic. Final report 2008, 131p.

Organic aquaculture – Prospective of development. This study was co-funded by E.U. and General Direction of Fisheries/Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic. Final report 2008, 384p.