Bela Halasi-Kovacs

Director
NAIK Research Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI)

Béla is the director of NAIK Research Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI). He has twenty years experiences in pond aquaculture management and fisheries management of Hungarian surface waters. His research area is the community ecology of fishes. As the director of HAKI he organizes the research strategy in the institute. The major research directions in the institute are the aquaculture technologies development, fish genetics, fish feeding, fish immunology and hydrobiology, including the nutrient cycling of fish ponds, their ecosystem services and fisheries management of natural surface waters. Besides organizing the research activities, he also leads the innovation and extension works of the HAKI. Béla Halasi-Kovács is an honorary associate professor of Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Economic Studies and Member of the Presidency of the Hungarian Aquaculture and Fisheries Inter-Branch Organisation (Ma-Hal).