Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) is a recognised University created in the 1989-1990 academic year and located in the Canary Islands. Its range of research activities is reflected in its 36 scientific departments of which 11 are dedicated to science and health science. The ULPGC participates in hundreds of research projects funded at the regional, national, European and international level and contributes in cutting-edge projects, more specifically in marine themes that include oceanography, marine science and aquaculture, among others.
In marine aspects, the ECOAQUA institute and more specifically the Aquaculture Research Group has extensive and proven experience in R & D + i for aquaculture aspects, leading and participating in National, International and European Union projects continuously since 1992.
Scientists of the Aquaculture Research Group have acquired extensive international experience from relevant projects enabling them to apply their skills in the following thematic areas:
– Improved Nutrition and Feeding of cultured organisms: design and testing of diets and ingredients, and impact of nutrition on quality of the final product and welfare of cultured organisms.
– Genetic improvement through selective breeding programs and identification of molecular markers.
– Development of Culture Techniques for new aquaculture species: species of high interest for the diversification of the aquaculture production and for resseeding purposes.
– New Larval Culture Techniques. Development and standardisation of larval production processes. Larval quality improvement.
Moreover the ULPGC facilities located at the Marine Scientific and Technological Park, of the FCPCT-ULPGC, are designed to perform research and technological transfer activities and are recognised as leading European aquaculture research facilities that allow transnational access of researchers.