Institute of Aquaculture
(UA) in Ceske Budejovice, as a part of the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, provides students with a wide variety of opportunities within the narrow specialization of traditional fish farming, processing of fish, HACCP ("Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points" – health dangers monitoring) implementation, intensive aquaculture, controlled reproduction of fish, water management, fish utilization and protection of open waters.
The Institute of Aquaculture consists of three laboratories – Laboratory of Pond Aquaculture and Protection of Waters, Laboratory of Controlled Fish Reproduction and Intensive Fish Culture and Laboratory of Nutrition and Fish Meat Quality. The laboratories provide research, educational and consulting services focusing on pond aquaculture, nutrition and feeding of fish in ponds, intensive culture of coldwater and warmwater fish including the use of recirculation systems with biological water treatment, fish feed testing, artificial and semi-artificial reproduction of fish under the hormonal and environmental stimulation of ovulation, early ontogenesis of fish, evaluation of the ecological stability of streams and reservoirs, monitoring of biodiversity in streams, fish migration, the protection of fish in open waters and sport fishing.
Other important tasks and activities of the Institute regard fish processing and safe storage of fish, the evaluation of food safety, good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the processing of fish products, practical application of the HACCP principles and the assessment of sensory and textural properties of fish muscles.
From 2014 the Institute of Aquaculture in Ceske Budejovice will be equipped with brand new teaching and laboratory premises.
More information and photos can be found on the following website: www.frov.jcu.cz