HAKI offers possibilities to work in research areas as immunology, nutrition, technology, reproduction and genetics, water quality. All users will have full access to HAKI services and infrastructures. The respective researchers and technicians will be assigned to support work in infrastructures and laboratories. Assistance will be provided to users in finding accommodation and transportation in the institute’s close neighbourhood.

At our installations, we mainly deal with common carp, European catfish, sterlet, and pikeperch, which are commonly propagated in- and out-of-season. From the other domesticated and wild broodstocks in our gen-banks and wintering ponds, we possess African catfish, paddlefish, grass carp, Russian and Siberian sturgeon, pike, asp, perch, and Volga pikeperch which can be used for a seasonal egg, larvae, and juvenile production in case such material would be demanded by the user. Due to the diversity of our work, our experimental systems are set in such a way to be feasible for the work on various species and classes of fish.

HAKI offers two experimental installations, recirculation, and a pond system.

MATE HAKI-OEPS (Outdoor experimental pond system)

Infrastructure: MATE HAKI-OEPS (Outdoor experimental pond system)

Location: Szarvas, HUNGARY

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Contact: Uroš Ljubobratović (


The HAKI OEPS installation consists of earthen ponds, and units with the following distribution are on offer for TNA:

9 ponds of 3500 m2

15 ponds of 1700 m2 8 ponds of 500 m2 and in largest ponds we offer installation of cages of the following sizes:

17 x 4 m2 (15mm mesh size)

42 x 4 m2 (30mm mesh size)

23 x 9 m2 (30mm mesh size) 6 x 18 m2 (30mm mesh size).

The ponds can be filled up with water and drained individually. The water is supplied to the ponds from the natural open surface waters (Szarvas-Békésszentandrás oxbow lake). The ponds have an electrical supply for artificial aeration and are also equipped with aerators.

The OEPS is operated by a professional staff (six persons). The pond system is suitable for experiments with different purposes (i.e. feeding tests, testing different rearing technology, management, and technological elements; ecosystem modeling, etc.).