Astacus stock raise

In terms of new aquaculture species for land-based, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) to face stagnating and declining fishery production - the noble crayfish Astacus astacus is a promising candidate.

The following aspects were investigated as part of the Astacus Stock Raise project in order to evaluate the suitability of RAS for noble crayfish production,:

Ø  system design,

Ø  biological needs and

Ø  economic feasibility

This project was conducted in close cooperation with the following partners:  Forellen- und Edelkrebszucht PoggenhagenUniversität Koblenz-Landau and Edelkrebszucht am Schloß.