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Beneficiary of the project:


National Research and Innovation Centre Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NARIC HAKI)-Hungary


The National Research and Innovation Centre Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture based in Szarvas (Hungary). The five major fields of research are: aquatic ecology; fish biology; fish feeding, aquaculture systems and irrigation. NARIC HAKI is an important contributor to the development of the Hungarian aquaculture sector through the implementation of applied research work and also through transfer of results to the practice through extension work, conferences, expert consultations and training programs. NARIC HAKI, as the coordinating institution of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central and Eastern Europe (NACEE), also acts as a bridge between Western and Central and Eastern Europe.




Partnering organisations of HAKI in the project:


Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) - France

IFREMER is the largest French institution involved in marine research (1500 people) through research centers and stations in mainland and overseas. It is a public institute of industrial and commercial nature. IFREMER contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. It has internationally acknowledged expertise on integrated systems and

on interactions between the production system and the environment. The institute is also specialized in management of indoor recirculation systems.


Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA) - Norway

NOFIMA is Europe’s largest institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food. It is a business oriented research group and provides in cooperation with business actors and their professional organisations, research and solutions at an international level which give a competitive edge throughout the value chain. The core areas are breeding and genetics, feeds and nutrition, fish health, efficient and sustainable production, process and product development of seafood and marine bio-prospecting. Nofima is involved with a range of national and international project, funded by public sources as well as the industry 


Aquaculture and Fisheries Group of Wageningen University (WU-AFI) - The Netherlands

AFI’s major fields of research include nutrition of fish, water quality management in aquatic systems, with high level of knowledge on aquaculture water-recirculation systems, health and welfare of fish, and aquatic resource management. AFI has numerous indoor experimental fish rearing systems and recirculation systems, allowing to imitate a broad range of environmental conditions and technical/engineering solutions, and access to experimental fish, outdoor tanks, and specialized labs for water quality, bacteriology and biotechnological applications. Being a department of a famous university, AFI has high competencies in trainings on research and publication methodologies for PhD students.


Aqua Biotech Limited (ABT) - Malta 

One of the leading companies in aquaculture engineering consultancy in Europe. AquaBioTech Limited operates globally, specialising in fisheries operations and aquaculture design and development, from market research, through to project feasibility assessments, training and management, and technology sourcing. AquaBioTech Limited has clients and projects in over forty (40) countries and retains a team of over twentyeight (28) highly qualified and experienced staff and personnel covering all aspects of aquaculture and fisheries planning, feasibility, development, commissioning and operation.