University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) / Division of Aquaculture and Genetics of Marine Organisms (IUSA) / Aquaculture Research Group (GIA)

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) emerged in 1989 from a popular aspiration. Today it is a university fully committed to continuously improving the quality and efficiency of the public service it provides to society. The ULPGC currently has over 23,000 students and 1,600 lecturers and researchers in 6 campuses located in 3 islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote).


The AQUATRANS Project is developed through the Aquaculture Research Group (GIA), a research group resulting from the collaboration of researchers from the ULPGC and the Canary Institute of Marine Science (ICCM). The GIA has more than twenty years of experience in research and teaching in Aquaculture, has facilities with approximately 2,500 m2 devoted to comprehensive cultivation of algae, shellfish, crustaceans and marine fish and 500 m2 of laboratories in nutrition, histology, genetics, reproduction, pathology and a workshop for the preparation of feeds for fish. The GIA has led more than 80 research projects in aquaculture in collaboration with more than 30 groups from various countries and advised more than 30 companies of the sector through collaboration agreements.