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Study visit to Rostock FishGlassHouse and Fraktal GmbH in Anklam – exchange of experiences in shrimp and aquaponic production

In June 2022, a group from Klaipeda University visited the research facility of the professorship aquaculture and sea ranching in Rostock as well as the production site of Fraktal GmbH in Anklam, which market their shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei) under the product name Nordic Crown. Fraktal GmbH production manager Leif Lorenzen gave a detailed presentation of …

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AquaVIP success story #2 – Aquaculture Competence Centre in Klaipėda: a launch pad for businesses and prospective careers

Experiments with fish and shrimp, students from Lithuania and abroad, visits from interested businesses – Aquaculture Competence Centre in Klaipėda is an important platform for education and research, helping to transform the potential of the field into a success story for the whole of Western Lithuania. The joint efforts of Klaipėda University (KU) and Klaipėda …

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Modern aquaculture on plates!

We can talk about the blue bioeconomy – and it can also be tasted! On July 21 #AquaVIP partners met in Klaipeda not only to discuss project activities and share latest updates together with the local stakeholders, but also to enjoy some Lithuanian aquaculture products. Evening stars of the special menu were African catfish, trout and Arctic charr. Have a …

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Feasibility of co-culture of shrimp and algae in RAS system – new video material

A new video material on feasibility of co-culture of shrimp and algae in RAS system (AquaVIP lab-scale experiments, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk) presents Paneus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) RAS aquaculture in laboratory conditions and experiments demonstrating algae potential in RAS aquaculture as biofilters to purify the culture water of P. vannamei („Algae scrubber” experiment …

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AquaVIP at the SeaEU Transformation Lab workshop

The first Transformation Lab workshop organised in the framework of the reSEArch-EU project was held at the University of Western Britanny from the 26th to 28th of April 2022 with AquaVIP project presented at the event. This transdisciplinary workshop brought together about 20 researchers from SEA-EU partner universities, one of which is University of Gdańsk, AquaVIP partner. …

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AquaVIP success story #1 – AquaYouth Aquaculture Youth Career Development Offer

AquaYouth is one of the pillars of AquaVIP project. It is a complex service for students of aquaculture and related fields, future employees willing to make a career in the aquaculture market,  and micro, SMEs and self-employed entrepreneurs willing to improve their skills. We believe that skills gained through the AquaYouth offer facilitate career development …

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Litopenaeus vannamei and microalgae – the search for potential application continues

Characterized by enormous physiological plasticity, microalgae have been increasingly used for various practical and commercial purposes. With their ecological versatility Baltic microalgae seem to offer a variety of way to be utilized. Thus, the search for their potential application continues at the University of Gdańsk within the frame of the AquaVIP project. The experiment carried …

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Study visit to Klaipeda University – opportunity for experiments, knowledge transfer and cooperation

Recently, on February 8 – 11 dr. Aleksandra Zgrundo and third – year oceanography bachelor students: Karolina Czmajduch and Hanna Gawrysiak from the University of Gdańsk took part in a study visit to the Klaipeda University, organized by dr. Nerijus Nika, Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture Laboratory of Marine Research Institute at Klaipeda University, with …

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Invertabrates from the Gulf of Gdansk have been collected to study their potential as a food source

As part of the AquaVIP experimental activities researchers of the Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, University of Gdańsk under the supervision of prof. Urszula Janas were collecting invertebrates in the Gulf of Gdańsk area to study their potential as a food source.  In the second part of 2021 bivalves and crustaceans were sampled by the University of …

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Experiments with whiteleg shrimps Panaeus vannamei and algae are now finished

Shrimp breeding in RAS systems continued from July to November 2021. at the University of Gdansk under the supervision of dr Aleksandra Zgrundo. Three undergraduate students were engaged in the experiments, and activities related to the topic (AquaVIP summer schools and study visits). Soon the results will be provided. The shrimp breeding experiment tested, among …

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