Proper husbandry during larval rearing and ongrowing is essential for the production of robust juveniles that will result in high-quality final product. For larval rearing important parameters include tank dimensions and colouration, duration of photophase, light intensity, thermal regime, water quality and feeding. In recent years IMBBC has accumulated significant experience in the larval rearing of more than 13 different species of various families (Sparidae, Scianidae, Moronidae, Carangidae, Tunidae, etc). This knowledge base is offered for designing/ adaptation of hatchery facilities and commercial testing of different products for larval rearing. Computer-based methodologies/ tools are also offered, in particular for feeding.
Similarly for ongrowing, species-specific practices and rearing methods have been developed, especially for species recently introduced in the production process such as the meagre and the greater amberjack. Of particular interest are the feeding methodologies including distribution methods and frequencies.
As a result of the hatchery facility, high-quality fry (E. seabass, gilthead seabream, meagre and greater amberjack) is also available for the private farms. The fry, principally from emerging species is provided upon request. Similarly and as a consequence of the pilot netpen farm activity, commercial size individuals are marketed locally.
The farm has been certified as an aquaculture facility by the national veterinary authority (code GR94FISH0001) and is also registered as a breeding and experimental facility for marine fish with approval codes EL91-BIObr-03 and EL91-BIOexp-04 respectively.
The hatchery is registered as a breeding and experimental facility for marine fish with approval codes EL91-BIObr-03 and EL91-BIOexp-04 respectively.
International and national aquaculture companies.