RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND IRRIGATION (HAKI)

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Competences: Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI, established in 1906) is a leading aquaculture R&D center in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe. Its research activity in the aquaculture related units includes research in breeding & genetics of fish, aquatic chemistry and hydrobiology, fish nutrition, fish immunology, aquaculture technologies, fish meat quality analyses and quality assurance, economics and marketing of aquaculture and fisheries products. HAKI has strong expertise on the effect of feeds and feed additives including oils on fish growth, metabolism, welfare, health and resistance to diseases.

Material resources: The R&D&I activities of HAKI are supported by indoor and outdoor experimental fish rearing systems, accredited laboratory of environmental analytics, isotope laboratory and research laboratories for studying fish biology, hydrobiology, fish nutrition, genetics, stress and immunology. Key analytical equipment includes AAS, ICP, GC/MS, HPLC, real-time quantitative PCR and ELISA reader systems. The institute has experimental fish feed mill, training and information centre and library.

Role: HAKI will take part in WPs 1 to 6 with studies on Common carp and leads subtasks: WP2.3: Validation of newly developed delivery vectors for micronutrients and vitamins and WP5.5: Test environmental effects of plant based diets at system level. In WP4 HAKI will take part in the tasks from Task 4.1: “Fish growth and development” till Task 4.5 “Food safety” in cooperation with Hungarian SME: KARAS. To WP6 HAKI will contribute with modification of maternal reserves through broodstock nutrition and verifying the long-term adaptative change of Common carp (Tasks 6.1 and 6.5).

Staff members’ profile:

  • Dr. László Váradi, director-general and team leader of HAKI in the ARRAINA project. He works on the development of water efficient and environment friendly aquaculture production systems for over 30 years and published over 200 technical and scientific papers. He is involved in the preparation, management and evaluation of complex freshwater aquaculture development projects.
  • Dr. István Csengeri, works in fish nutrition more than 30 years. He is specialist of fatty acid metabolism. Participant of EU funded projects from the 3rd Framework Programme. He will coordinate the HAKI’s work in the project.
  • Dr. Zsigmond Jeney is an expert in genetics, stress and welfare of fish; he has more than 230 research papers.
  • Dr. Zsuzsanna Gy. Papp is involved in fish nutrition research and analysis of xenobiotics and off-flavours. She is task leader of WP2.3.
  • Dr. Galina Jeney works with immunostimulants and in immunology of fish and disease resistance challenges with more than 40 publications in SCI journals (h-index: 11).

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 288925. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.