The Fonda fish farm is involved in researching the biological and ecological characteristics and seasonal dynamics of several economically significant species of fish in the Portorož fishing preserve. The research, unrelated to fishing, is set to take place from 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2013. The research is being conducted as part of Target Research Programmes and is financed by the Slovenian Research Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food; the operator is the Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia in cooperation with the Marine Biology Station Piran. Polona Pengal is head of project implementation and Dr. Irena Fonda is project manager. The objective of the research is to obtain information on the incidence of specific species of fish in the fishing preserve and to create a model for potential biological monitoring. The choice of sampling areas allows us to investigate the impact of fish farming on wild fish species and, consequently, the impact on local fishing.
The Fonda Fish Firm is being used as a pilot case in the EU research project 2010-2012, RFID – F2F (RFID – from Farm to Fork) of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science – Computer Architecture Laboratory, headed by Assist. Prof. Mira Trebar, PhD. This is a pilot project focused on the implementation of radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) in the food supply chain for the purpose of keeping the end user informed on the origin, ingredients and quality of food every step of the way from the producer to the consumer's table.