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ROMANIA


Department of Fishing and Aquaculture

Address:

63 Garii Street, Galati 6200

Tel.:

(40)-36-415.641/2/3

Fax:

(40)-36-461.353



Head of Organization

Prof. Victor Cristea

Type of Organization

Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority

“Dunarea De Jos” University, Galati



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 20

Others: 10

Working Languages:

Romanian; English; French



Major Fields of Interest:



Aquaculture:

Biotechnology, engineering; aquaculture structures, systems, techniques, design; Physiology and Genetics; Reproduction; Early stages of reared species; Growth, nutrition, feed composition; Disease, immunology, stress; Pond ecology; Productivity of aquatic systems.


Fishing techniques:

Selective gears; Static gears.


Species:

Freshwater and marine fish species; Crustaceans, molluscs, algae.


Fisheries management:

Multi-disciplinary approach to fisheries management; Stock assessment; Pond management; Environmental problems and their impact on resources.


Upgrading of fishery products:

Methods for grading and quality assessment of fish.



Present Programmes:

Sturgeon culture, cyprinids culture; Fish stock dynamics in the continental waters of Romania; Production of caviar from roe and ovulated oocytes in sturgeon; Fish pathology, histology, haematology; Fisheries management in the Danube river and Danube Delta; Design of fish farms.



Working Facilities:

Laboratory facilities/access to fish farms, packing stations, processing plant and consumer groups; Experimental closed recirculating system; Research vessel; Fishing gear for rivers and lakes; Specialized analytical apparatus; Specialized computer hardware; Specialized software; Data bases, extensive libraries.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Fisheries Management and Planning

yearly

12 weeks

Romanian, English

Serial Publications:

The Annals of “Dunàrea de Jos” of Galati “Fishing and Aquaculture” Fascicle VII; APPR Bulletin - Biannual Magazine

Fish Culture Research Station - Nucet

Address:

Nucet 0230, Judetul Dambovita

Tel.:

(40)-45-213.704

Fax:

(40)-45-213.704



Head of Organization

Director, Mr Florin Nichifor

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 13

Others: 88

Working Languages:

Romanian; English; French



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Live Fish Transport and Holding (from Fry to Broodfish).


Species:

Common Carp and Other Cyprinids.


Development:

Traditional Fish Products; Traditional Processes; Traditional Equipment.


Others:

Nutrition; Consultation; Fishery Biology; Fishing Technology; Fish Culture.



Present Programmes:

Freshwater Fish Culture; Genetic and Improvement of Common Carp Races; Breeding and Rearing Technologies; Nutrition; Applied Freshwater Ecology; Fish Diseases. Introduction of Paddlefish (Polydon spatula)



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Biology; Engineering; Biochemistry; Intensive Fish Culture; Selection, Hybridization and Genetic Engineering; Artificial Spawning; Production of Fry and Fingerlings.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Library; Fish Culture Ponds; Hatcheries and Ponds.

Romanian Marine Research Institute

Address:

Blvd Mamaia 300, RO-8700 Constanta 3

Tel.:

(40)-41-543.288/540870

Fax:

(40)-41-831.274

E-mail:

ircm@alpha.rmri.ro; rmri@alpha.rmri.ro



Head of Organization

Director, Dr Eng. Simion Nicolaev

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Ministry of Waters, Forests and Environment Protection



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 61

Others: 92

Working Languages:

Romanian; English; French; Russian



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onboard; Onshore.


Processing:

Drying; Salting/Drying; Smoking; Canning; Freezing; Fishmeal.


Species:

Fish; Molluscs; Crustacea.


Others:

Oceanography; Fishery Biology; Fishery Resources; Stock Assessment; Biochemistry; Fishing Technology; Statistics; Consultation; Management Information; Impact Assessment; Pollution and Protection.



Present Programmes:

Continuing research programme on evolution of structure and distribution of Black Sea ichthyofauna, of pelagic fish, dynamics and assessment of exploitable stocks and environmental factor influences. Multi-yearly database on population dynamics of the main pelagic and demersal fish stocks in the East Central, South-east and North-east of Atlantic Ocean and West Indian Ocean.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Quality Control; Ecology; Ecological Reconstruction - marine aquaculture; Marine Engineering; Radioactivity.


Others:

Library; Research Vessel; Experimental Base for Marine Aquaculture; Website connection through www server.


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