Aquaculture is a continuously evolving industry and amelioration of the production practices (production wise and environmental impact wise) and improvement of the end product quality are subjects of ongoing research projects. Kefalonia Fisheries, constantly aiming at becoming a better producer as well as assisting with the Industry's advancement, participates in research projects funded from both the European Union and the Greek Government, by means of sharing the acquired- over the many years- "know-how" on fish farming, putting into use the scientific expertise of it's employees and proposing innovative ideas for the future of Aquaculture.
Some of the research projects in which Kefalonia Fisheries has participated in the past, are:
1. Quality control and identification of pesticide residues in food products (2006, Peripheral Operational Program of the Ionian Islands).
2. Use of innovative diets for the improvement of taste and aroma of Sea bass (2006, Peripheral Operational Program of the Ionian Islands).
3. Investment project for the projection and promotion of the products and the modernization of the administrative and production activities. (Ministry of Development, 1998-2000).
4. Interaction between aquaculture units and marine environment (ΕΠΕΤ ΙΙ, 1995-1998).
5. Hygiene management and disease prevention in marine fish larviculture, by the adjustment and control of the microbiological environment.
(1994-1996, European Union funded project)
Participants: Kefalonia Fisheries S.A., Laboratory of aquaculture & artemia reference center – State University of Ghent, Belgium, Laboratory for microbiology - University of Gent, Belgium, Laboratory of ecology and aquaculture - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Department of microbiology – University of Barcelona, Spain and Tinamenor s.a., Spain.
6. Characterization of the microbiological environment in hatcheries for Mediterranean marine fish: influence of larval health and development of
prophylaxis (Κοινοτικό πρόγραμμα στο τομέα της αλιείας, 1991-1994).
Participants: Kefalonia Fisheries S.A., Laboratory for microbiology and microbial genetics - State University of Ghent, Belgium, Laboratory for aquaculture – State University of Ghent, Belgium, Laboratory for ecology and aquaculture – Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Tinamenor s.a., Spain.
7. Management of units of intensive fish farming (ΠΑΒΕ, 1990).
Kefalonia Fisheries also participates in investment projects in progress:
1. Biotechnology for the utilization of micro-algae (National Strategic Reference Framework, Action II, Meter 2.3)
2. Autonomous nano-fibre visual sensors for quality control in Aquacultures (National Strategic Reference Framework, Action I, Meter 2.4)