Welcome to the Institute of Freshwater Research!

Last changed: 03 April 2023
The building of the Institute of Freshwater Research. Photo.

The Institute of Freshwater Research is one of three divisions at the Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua). Our research focuses on fish and shellfish in lakes and rivers such as pikeperch, salmon, sea trout, eel and crayfish. We monitor the aquatic environment, developing the methods and know-how for sustainable use of aquatic resources.

Our main focus is resource estimations, fisheries management and conservation of fish and its relation to the environment. We run projects dealing with the stocks in the four largest lakes of Sweden, salmon, sea trout, eel and crayfish, endangered species and eutrophic lakes and problems related to acidification and liming.

The Institute of Freshwater Research is responsible for the test-fishing data generated in national and regional environmental programs, on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

Research facilities

Contact the Institute of Freshwater Research

Our headquartered is located in Drottningholm in Stockholm.


Stångholmsvägen 2
178 93 Drottningholm
Phone: +46(0)18 67 10 00 Map



Sara Bergek, Head of Division
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Freshwater Research, SLU
sara.bergek@slu.se, +46 10 478 41 14