Laboratory on the management of fish farms and aquatic environments

Laboratory on the management of fish farms and aquatic environments

The activities in the management of fish farms and aquatic environments mainly cover the following missions:

  • Electro-fishing
  • Handling of fish
  • Taking samples of fish
  • Marking of fish
  • Mobile tracking
  • Sampling and determination of benthic fauna
  • Aquariums for research
  • Experimental channel for research
  • Monitoring the natural reproduction of fish (ETF kit)
  • Water quality analysis
  • Crayfish monitoring
  • Monitoring the temperature of the water and air
  • Preparation and reading of scales
  • Preparation and reading of otoliths
  • Dissection
  • Workshops for children/students on aquatic fauna
Équipement(s): 

To support these activities, the laboratory has the following equipment:

  • Equipment for electric fishing (motors, landing nets, buckets, boots, waters, defibrillator, etc.)
  • Equipment for holding fish during handling (wake-up tanks, oxygen, landing nets, anaesthetic, etc.)
  • Equipment for marking fish (PIT-Tags, syringes, scalpels, etc.)
  • Fixed and mobile aerials
  • Equipment for sampling benthic fauna (net, recovery tank, tweezers, alcohol, etc.)
  • Aquariums and associated equipment (oxygenators, coolers, feeders, etc.)
  • Experimental channel divisible into several parts
  • Equipment for monitoring the survival of fish eggs (ETF boxes, etc.)
  • Calibrated thermometer
  • Multimeter Hach Lange HQd 40 for the measurement of conductivity, resistivity, salinity, temperature, pH and rate of oxygen
  • Spectrophotometer Hach Lange DR 2800
  • Current meter
  • Laser rangefinder Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B
  • Crayfish keep nets
  • Water temperature recorders HOBO Pro v2 Data Logger -U22-001
  • Air temperature recorders HOBO U23 Pro v2 Data Logger
  • Incubator for fish eggs
  • Young fish rearing tanks
  • Boat
  • Nets and keep nets to be placed with the professional fishermen
  • Fluorescence microscope Leica DM IL LED Fluo with camera Leica DFC3000G and Leica program on computer
  • Binocular magnifier Leica M80 with magnification up to 120x, camera Leica MC170 HD and Leica program on computer
  • Binocular magnifier Leica M60 with magnification up to 40x and camera Leica IC80 HD
  • 9 binocular magnifiers Leica ES2 for organised activities
  • 3 microscopes Leica DM500 for organised activities
  • Ventilation hood
  • Cabinet for flammable products
  • Cabinet for toxic products
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer

Contact

Head of laboratory

Maison de la Rivière
Chemin du Boiron 2
1131 Tolochenaz
Switzerland