Aquaculture research is applied research. The Aquaculture Research Group is part of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer unit within AWI. Our team develops new products and systems for aquaculture users and producers in Germany and worldwide.
Our projects, our results and the products we develop with our industry partners are focussed on sustainable aquaculture production which respects animal welfare and societal well-being. Aspects such as economic productivity and food security are key to our concepts.
Stagnating fishery yields and multiple user demands on coastal waters, with associated contamination and pollution of waterways and seas, continue to increase the importance of and demand for aquatic products from safe and sustainable sources. There is a huge need for aquaculture research to guide producers towards a sustainable future.