Research Trials

Riasearch performs aquaculture research trials for a wide range of aquatic species and experimental conditions in the fields of nutrition, health, growth performance, production systems, among others.

We are specialized in shrimp trials, particularly the Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), and also marine fish species such as gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis).

Our research facility offers a vast number of replicable experimental units that provide reliable data. We offer a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), providing flexibility in a wide range of environmental parameters such as salinity, temperature, photoperiod, among other water quality parameters. We also conduct research trials using our integrated multitrophic aquaculture systems (IMTA).



Riasearch provides aquaculture consulting services for Aquaculture, RAS design and technology. Our professional advice and experience will ensure the optimal system design for your target species, either for hatcheries or grow-out systems. We can also help you to refine an already operational RAS through on-site problem assessment and the proposal of viable solutions.


One of our core expertise is effluent utilization for production of crops, such as halophytes (Salicornia ramosissima) and ragworms (Hedistes diversicolor) using multitrophic cultures. Through our experience gained in Riasearch’s IMTA pilot system, we can advise on how to better utilise your fish farm effluent to produce a secondary crop.



Salicornia (Salicornia ramosissima), also known as marine asparagus, is considered a super food (rich in phytochemicals) with antitumoral, diuretic and antioxidant medicinal properties. It can be used as a natural flavor enhancer and therefore can be a natural and healthy substitute for salt.


Riasearch produces and commercialises Salicornia grown in our integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system using the hyper-concentrated RAS effluents. The production of Salicornia in these controlled conditions allows a better control over the production cycle, resulting in a high quality final product.


Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding Salicornia.

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