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. SLU also investigates 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. SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programme Lakes and watercourses helps to provide an overall picture of water status and chemical-physical impact lakes and watercourses. The programme Coastal and sea areas gathers SLU's expertise on marine environments and their assessment.
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