Wageningen Aquaculture, Research & Education (W-ARE)

At Wageningen University & Research, over a hundred researchers work on aquaculture, both in fundamental and in applied research. This includes scientific knowledge and expertise on fish breeding, rearing and harvesting, as well as on shellfish and algae. Wageningen Aquaculture Research & Education (W-ARE) is a joint initiative to provide an easily accessible online portal for our expertise, facilities and education.

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Aquatic Research Facility

Our research strongly relies on the state-of-the-art infrastructure provided by the Aquatic Research Facility of Carus (Carus-ARF) that offers specific-pathogen-free (SPF) fish for most species of interest. This includes various common carp and tilapia genetic varieties, as well as more than 20 zebrafish lines suitable for in-depth analysis of immune mechanisms and in vivo visualisation of host-pathogen interaction in a living host.