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University Ss. Cyril and Methodius
Institute of Animal Science
Department of Fishery

 Contact data
StreetIle Ilievski 92a 
ZIP, City, State 1000 - Skopje (FYR of Macedonia) 
Phone+ 389 70 363 523 
Fax+ 389 23 063 523 
Emailvasilkostov@yahoo.com 
Webwww.istoc.ukim.edu.mk 
 Contact person

Dr. Vasil Kostov (Head of Department of Fishery)
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Agriculture     
» Air Pollution treatment     
» Water treatment     
» Waste management     
» Environment Pollution (Measuring, Health)     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» freshwater fishes
» research
» rivers
» lakes
» reservoirs
» environment
» protection
» conservation
» ecology
» management
» biomanipulation
» fish communities
» carp production
» hatchery
» reproduction
» management
» population dinamics
» legislation
 RTD Experiences

 Description of RTD activities
Scientific work: Fish reproduction and reproductive behavior of freshwater fishes in fluvial ecosystems in Macedonia.
Investigation of weight and length growth of fishes.
Application of biomanipulation with fish communities in stagnant ecosystems in Macedonia and management of stagnant water bodies.
Population dynamics and investigation of fish communities in fluvial waters in Macedonia.

Applicative work: Head of department of fishery and involved in production of larvae and fingerlings of Ohrid trout in hatchery Shum in Struga, carp production in hatchery Toplec - Dojran and production of Koi carp in Koi carp hatchery in Skopje. We produce near 500.000 fingerlings of Ohrid trout, several millions of carp for stocking of Lake Dojran and 10.000 fingerlings of Koi carp for stocking of fountains and pools.
Management and exploitation of fish communities in stagnant waters, lakes and reservoirs in Macedonia. Design of fish farms.

 Experiences in international Programmes
Involved in activities of an EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction named: “Improvement of Management of Transboundary Water Resources”, Project No: 03/MAC01/10/104 working at final report named Overview of the Fisheries of the Vardar Basin and the Influence of River Management and Pollution on Fisheries with an International Fish Expert from Nederland, Mr. Martin Van Der Knaap.

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2005-11-01 / 2007-08-22