The relevance of invertebrate organisms in aquaculture is growing constantly, with shellfish and crustaceans dominant.

With diet testing, new systems and pond designe, and completion of density and behavioural studies, the Aquaculture Research Group plays a key role in development of new invertebrate culture concepts and optimisation of existing production strategies.

The commercial importance of novel species (e.g. Sea Cucumbers) is bringing these newcomers to the fore in invertebrate aquaculture. The researchers at ZAF / AQF develop and test new approaches to husbandry and culture systems and integrate them into industry.

Projects related to this topic:

  • IDeA
    Integration of detrivore species in existing aquaculture facilities;
    Contact: Uli Seeman;
    Funding: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU).
  • MaNaKa
    Package of measures for successful and sustainable stockings of authochthon noble crayfish populations;
    Contact: Uli Seeman;
    Funding: German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), grant number 2815BM001.