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A reliable partner for innovation in aquaculture nutrition and health

Committed to the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector

Who we are

RIASEARCH was founded in 2016 as a contract-research organization (CRO) in aquaculture nutrition

With a strong scientific background and industrial experience in the areas of aquatic nutrition, immunity and health, together with SPAROS, we offer the capacity to produce small batches of experimental aquafeeds and facilities to perform in vivo nutrition and health-related trials on fish and shrimp


Expertise

When science and passion walk together

With multiple state-of-the-art experimental systems, we perform trials with the most relevant global species of freshwater and marine fish and shrimp 

Our highly motivated team, comprising marine biologists, microbiologists, biochemists and engineers is 100% focused on fish and shrimp nutrition and health

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Areas of expertise

Fish and shrimp nutrition
Digestive physiology  
Intestinal health
Stress response and immunity
Nutrigenomics / Microbiome
Ex-vivo screening systems
Aquafeed technology
RAS technologies
Nutritional modeling

Highly experienced on testing of

Feed additives 

Enzymes, immunostimulants Phytogenics, gut health, modulators
Minerals, amino acids, carotenoids 

Raw materials

Algae, microbial proteins, insects
Marine and terrestrial by-products
Hydrolysates and protein concentrates

 

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RIASEARCH offers also capacitation and consulting services

Our professional advice and experience will ensure the optimal system design for your target species, either for hatcheries or grow-out systems, and help you refine operational RAS conditions through on-site problem assessment and proposal of reliable solutions.

Team

Renata Serradeiro

Founder

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Renata Serradeiro is a Biologist, graduated in Aquatic Sciences (ICBAS, University of Porto, Portugal).

Renata has more than 20 years of expertise in the aquaculture industry, holding various management positions, such as R&D, production, and general manager.

She has been responsible for design and implementation of several RAS systems for marine fish species and shrimp.

In 2016 Renata created Riasearch. As an expert in aquaculture industry, she brings know-how  to projects in the areas of fish larval rearing,  grow-out, RAS technology, and interaction between nutrition, stress, growth, and fish welfare.

Rui Miranda Rocha

CEO

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Rui is a Marine Biologist with specialization in Aquaculture (University of Algarve, Portugal) and holds a PhD in Biology and Applied Biosciences from the University of Aveiro (Portugal).

Managing Partner at RIASEARCH. He coordinates the contract-research trials and R&D projects and manages exploitation of their results.

Expertise in sustainable aquaculture practices, interaction between nutrition, stress, growth, and fish welfare, and RAS technology.

Rui has also been involved in several projects aiming at the sustainable development of aquaculture in developing countries.

Jorge Dias

CSO

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Jorge is a Marine Biologist and holds a MSc in Food Technology (University of Bordeaux, France) and a PhD in Fish Nutrition from the University of Porto (Portugal).

Managing Partner at RIASEARCH. He is responsible for the scientific management and supervision of contract research services.

Expertise in feed formulation, extrusion technology, nutritional requirements of fish and shrimp and practical application of feed ingredients and additives in aquaculture.

Luis Conceição

CPO

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Luis is a Biologist and holds a MSc in Aquatic Environment Sciences (ICBAS, University of Porto, Portugal), a MSc in Aquaculture, and PhD in Fish Nutrition from Wageningen University (The Netherlands).

He is responsible for coordinating the R&D projects of RIASEARCH and manages the exploitation of their results.

Expertise fish and shrimp larvae nutrition, sustainable aquaculture practices, mechanistic modelling of fish metabolism and growth, and interaction between nutrition, stress, growth, and fish welfare.

Adriana Laranjeira

Head of Aquatic Research Facilities

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Adriana holds a MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Aveiro (Portugal).

She is responsible for the Aquatic Research Facility at RIASEARCH.

Has relevant knowledge on fish and shrimp zootechnics, sampling procedures and data analysis, obtained through more than 10 years of experience in the aquaculture production sector and related R&D activities.

André Barreto

Project Coordinator 

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André is a Biologist, holds a MSc in Aquaculture (University of Algarve, Portugal) and is a PhD student in Aquaculture nutrition and animal welfare from the University of Porto (Portugal).

He participates in the planning and execution of experimental trials, data analysis and project management at RIASEARCH.

Has relevant knowledge in welfare, nutrition and zootechnics of fish and shrimp, at different stages of the life cycle.

Daniel Jerónimo

Project Coordinator 

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Daniel is a Marine Biologist and holds a MSc in Biological Aquatic Resources (University of Porto, Portugal) and a PhD in Marine Science, Technology and Management (DO*MAR) from the University of Aveiro (Portugal).

He is a project manager/researcher responsible for the planning, execution and data analysis of the contract-research trials and R&D projects performed at RIASEARCH.

Expertise in sustainable aquaculture practices, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), bioremediation of aquaculture effluents, fish/shrimp - growth, health and welfare, RAS technology.

Bruna Silva

Researcher

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Bruna is a Marine Biologist and holds a MSc in Marine Resources - Marine Ecology (ICBAS, University of Porto, Portugal).

She is a researcher and gives support in the planning, execution and data analysis of the contract-research trials and R&D projects performed at RIASEARCH.

She has significant experience in the aquaculture productive sector, namely in larviculture and live feeds, fish/shrimp – growth and welfare, RAS technology.

Rita Ferreira

Reseacher Intern

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Rita is a Biologist holding a BSc in Biology (University of Aveiro, Portugal).


She carries out the management of experimental systems, particularly the control of RAS water quality, species health status, feeding and sampling procedures. Additionally, she assists all the processes behind the experimental trials in RiaSearch


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