RSD Facility

RSD Facility
Legal name of organisation
Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries
Organisation address

Kazimierza Królewicza 4, 71550 Szczecin, Poland

Primary contact information (PI)

Remigiusz Panicz

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
More than 30 years (since 1985)
Description of Facility
  • 120 cages (volume 3 cubic meters) submerged in a channel receiving post-cooling water from the Dolna Odra power plant (north-western Poland)
  • Double tent with 5 independent RAS or flow-through systems
  • Experimental aquaponics system
  • Hatchery (artificial breading, hatching and raring of through the early life stages)
  • Species: common carp, African catfish, goldfish, tench, sturgeons, other Cyprinids incl. ornamental varieties
Controlled Parameters
  • Temperature, DO, pH (RAS)
  • Fish density
  • Flow rate
Research Topics
  • Feed design and fish trials
  • Fish disease detection (molecular methods, histology)
  • Marker assisted selection 
Facility location(s)
Primary interests

Aquaculture in RAS and cages

Specialist areas

Fish nutrition, Feed design, Epidemiology, Genetics, Molecular biology


Fully equipped and operating hatchery, RAS, cage systems and laboratory


Yes (basic conditions)

Source of Information

Direct contact through e-mail

Panicz R., Sadowski J., Eljasik P. 2019. Detection of Cyprinid herpesvirus 2 (CyHV-2) in symptomatic ornamental types of goldfish (Carassius auratus) and asymptomatic common carp (Cyprinus carpio) reared in warm-water cage culture. Aquaculture. 504: 131-138. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.01.065

Panicz R., Drozd R., Drozd A., Nędzarek A. 2017. Species and sex-specific variation in antioxidant status of tench (Tinca tinca), well catfish (Silurus glanis) and sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) reared in cage culture. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 47(3): 213-223. DOI: 10.3750/AEIP/02093

Panicz R., Klopp C., Igielski R., Hofsoe P., Sadowski J., Coller Jr. J.A. 2017. Tench (Tinca tinca) high-throughput transcriptomics reveal feed dependent gut profiles. Aquaculture. 479: 200-207. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.047

Panicz R., Żochowska-Kujawska J., Sadowski J., Sobczak M. 2017. Effect of feeding various levels of poultry by-product meal on the blood parameters, filet composition and structure of female tenches (Tinca tinca). Aquaculture Research. 48: 5373-5384. DOI: 10.1111/are.13351

Nguyen T.T., Jin Y., Kiełpińska J., Bergmann S.M., Lenk M., Panicz R. 2017. Detection of Herpesvirus anguillae (AngHV-1) in European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.) originating from northern Poland-assessment of suitability of selected diagnostic methods. Journal of Fish Dieseases 1717-1723. DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12689

Drozd R., Panicz R., Jankowiak D., Hofsoe P., Drozd A., Sadowski J. 2014. Antoxidant enzymes in the liver and gills of Tinca tinca from various water bodies. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 30: 2–6. DOI: 10.1111/jai.12420.

Panicz R., Hofsoe P., Sadowski J., Mysłowski B., Półgęsek M. 2013. Morphometric and molecular characterisation of Cyprinus carpio × Carassius auratus hybrids. Aquaculture International. 21(4): 751-758. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-012-9577-6

Kempter J., Kiełpiński M., Panicz R., Sadowski J., Mysłowski B., Bergmann S. M. 2012. Horizontal transmission of koi herpes virus (KHV) from potential vector species to common carp. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists., 32(6): 212-219.

Photos of experiments/installations