A research focus of IGB is the development of scientific foundations for sustainable fishing and resource-efficient aquaculture. Together with users, we can develop efficient concepts for the sustainable use of freshwaters and aquatic resources. Key areas of aquaculture research include closed circuit systems and aquaponics, alternative aquaculture therapeutics and prophylactic measures to support immune functions, optimisation of feeding (avoidance of fishmeal) and husbandry, and the regulation of hormonal systems that determine growth, stress and reproduction. In inland fisheries research, IGB researchers are at the forefront of developing management measures for angling. At the same time, people are always part of the process – right from the beginning, representatives of hobby angling, (environmental) associations and authorities are involved in the research and development of freshwater-use concepts. Scientists at IGB are also researching the state and evolution of fish stocks in inland waters of Germany and Europe as well as the causes and effects of changing species composition.
At the Aquaculture Europe you can meet the following IGB projects and the minds behind them: