Research on Fish Resources

Fish Resources Research Department

8 Daugavgrivas Str. Riga LV-1048, Latvia
phone +371 67 612409, fax +371 67616946

Head of the Department Dr.Biol. Didzis Ustups

Since January 2010 scientific units of the former Latvian Fish Resources Agency (LATFRA) are included in the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR" as Fish Resources Research Department.

Our Mission is ensuring the implementation of the state policy on sustainable and balanced with available resources and environmental conditions commercial and recreational fishery in the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Riga and inland waters in Latvia.

Fish Resources Research Department performs research on the state of fish stocks and related environmental conditions; elaboration of scientific recommendations on the national management of commercial and recreational fishery; giving scientific advice for participation of Latvia in the implementation of EU Common Fisheries Policy and other tasks.

Marine Division
Head of Laboratory Ivars Putnis, e-mail:

Inland Water Division
Head of Laboratory Dr. Biol. Jānis Birzaks, e-mail:

Information and Data Division
Head of Division Aleksandrs Kozlovskis, e-mail:

Aquaculture and Fish Pathology Division
Head of Division Dr. Ruta Medne, e-mail

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