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Reinforcement of sustainable aquaculture (ROSA)
Start date: 01 Feb 2008, End date: 31 Jan 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The Faculty of Agriculture (FA) University of Belgrade is the leading institution that ensures research and HE in aquaculture in Serbia. The existing research team in the field of aquaculture covers main aspects of fish production using a multidisciplinary approach for sustainable development. ROSA intends to contribute to development of Serbia and WB aquaculture by reinforcing this existing expertise. The project proposal builds on complementary collaboration in several existing international & national projects and aims to increase human and research potential to improve production results in carp culture, the species widely cultured in WB. Increase in carp production will be realized through: better quality of the added food and feeding dynamics; development of carp selection; and reduction of water pollution. When nutrition is concerned, increasing carp production in semiintensive system (SI) is based on utilization of natural food from the pond in periods of its abundance, and replacement when it is in deficit by quality feed. Substitution of cereals, the main added food in the SI, with extruded feed contributes to better production results and reduction of pollution on fish farms. FA will develop research in selective breeding of carp by using recent methods applied in the selection of salmonids, with the know-how of country experienced in carp selection. Modern research methods and new equipment are missing in Serbia and in all WB countries although they are basis for the development of carp culture. Human potential of the FA and its sustainability will be increased by training scientists in EU labs. Acquisition and transfer of new knowledge will be done through trainings, and exchange visits of experts. ROSA will help in implementation of EU policy in quality and safety standard in both aquaculture and environmental area. In order to disseminate project results FA will organize international meetings and publish in scientific journals and other media."
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