Ichthyology laboratories are equipped to meet the needs of the research carried out by the Institute on demersal and pelagic species caught by experimental fishing or procured directly from the fishermen. In the laboratory, morphometric studies are conducted, biological parameters are recorded and appropriate organs are removed for further analysis and study (e.g. studies on age, histological studies such as gonadal lipid analyses, etc).
The laboratory includes washing facilities, instruments for measurements, such as ichthyometers, digital calipers and analytical scales, instruments for cutting and polishing (for otoliths) and lipid analyzers. The lab equipment also includes microscopes and stereoscopes -enabled camera and with Image Analysis System.