Water, aquaculture and fish:
Water organisms in cultivation, sea and lake
At SLU, you will find expertise in aquaculture, in the ecology of the aquatic fauna and flora, as well as in fish and water management. The state of the aquatic ecosystems is followed. We also investigate how resource use, e.g. fishing, affects the ecosystems.
Aquaculture comprises cultivation of all living animals and plants in water, mainly in sea cages or in basins. In Sweden, fish, crayfish and shells are the most commonly grown organisms. Fish are cultivated for different purposes; either for consuming or for planting out in fishing waters.
Some areas of research are suitable fish strains for cultivation and the composition of fish fodder. Environmental and hygiene aspects of water and the role of water in agricultural land and in forests are other research fields. The chemical and biological quality of water is regularly monitored in many lakes in Sweden.