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Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR )

HCMR is the main research and advisory body for marine environment, fisheries and aquaculture in Greece. It carries out basic and applied research concerning the rearing process of marine fish, their welfare, aquaculture technology as well as the improvement of fish and fish food quality. It has state of the art facilities for both experimental and pilot scale studies, including hatcheries, pre-growing and on-growing land facilities and a pilot scale sea cage farm.

The HCMR Research Infrastructures open for Access in the AQUAEXCEL project are:

  1. HCMR AquaLabs: The Institute of Aquaculture (Crete) provides access to a modern infrastructure enabling multidisciplinary research on all life stages of sea bass and sea bream and of 16 new promising species. It also provides access to associated food chain technologies (microalgae, rotifers, artemia) and to innovative techniques or tools (self-feeders, mesocosms, photobioreactors, automation).
  2. HCMR Souda: The sea facility of the Institute of Aquaculture is located in Souda Bay approximately 120 Km west of AquaLabs where a concession of 4H exists. Cages are devoted to on-growing experiments and monitoring of feeding behaviour in larger specimen of new warm-water species

For more detailed HCMR Research Infrastructure information, please CLICK HERE

Contact Details
Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis
71003 Iraklion, Crete
P.O. Box 2214
Tel: +30 2810 337873
Email: stavros(at)
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