Aquaculture (also known as fish or shellfish farming) refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of animals and plants in all types of aquatic environments including fish tanks, ponds, rivers, lakes, and seas.

In the modern world when we speak about aquaculture we mainly refer to the production of seafood from hatchery fish and shellfish which are grown to market size in ponds, tanks, cages, or raceways.  Stock restoration or "enhancement" is a form of aquaculture in which hatchery fish and shellfish are released into the wild to rebuild wild populations or coastal habitats such as oyster reefs.

However, aquaculture also includes the production of ornamental fish for the pond and aquarium trade, and growing plant species used in a range of food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biotechnology products.

StavRAS has a team of professionals which specializes in the culture and husbandry of a wide range of aquatic animals.


Broodstock Management

Using various techniques, we can evaluate the reproductive characteristics and condition of the broodstock. We will evaluate the sperm and oocyte quality and advice on strategy to produce high quality eggs and increase fecundity.

Larvae rearing and live feed production

After hatching, the first culture days most larvae require high quality live feeds (algae, rotifers, artemia, copepods) and at later stage when larvae metamorphose to fry can be weaned to dry feed diet.

Nursery and land On- Growing

At this stages fry turns into juveniles and require frequent sampling, grading to adjust feeding practices.

We can support your operation at any stage:

  • To improve quality fry production.
  • To improve production rates.
  • To improve survival rates.
  • To improve water quality.
  • To lower/eliminate diseases.
  • To generate more money.

Most Common Mediterranean Aquaculture fish

Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) Common dentex (Dentex dentex)         


Fresh water Aquaculture fish

Nile Tipalia (Oreochromis niloticus) Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Siberian Sturgeon(Acipenser baerii)        

Fast Growing Aquaculture Fish

Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) Meager (Argyrosomus regius) Asian Sea Bass (Barramundi) (Lates calcarifer)        


Whiteleg Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Sea Cucumber (Holothurian scraba)