On 14 March, at the Mikołajki Fish Farm, Dr. Daniel Żarski conducted an original theoretical and practical workshop on controlled reproduction of zander. The workshop programme was based on actual knowledge and innovative methods developed by Dr. Żarski over a decade of working with significant aquaculture centres across Europe.
Improving freshwater fish reproduction addresses the need to protect the ichthyofauna of open waters. The choice of zander is not accidental – it is of great economic importance; it is also a very popular product, highly appreciated by consumers in Poland and Europe. It contains a lot of protein, vitamins, micro and macro elements.
The workshop was the first of its kind in Poland. Its aim was to transfer knowledge, raise awareness of aquaculture development among entrepreneurs and promote innovation in the field of fishing and aquaculture. It is also an integral part of the Institute’s development, where we emphasize cooperation with business and the exchange of practices developed in our laboratories with entrepreneurs looking for effective solutions.
Photos courtesy of the City of Mikołajki.
The workshop was part of the project „Centre for Environmental Research and Innovative Food Technologies for Quality of Life” co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Warmia-Mazury Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020.