Mingachevir Scientific-Experimental Base, operating as part of the Aquatic Animals Department of the Institute of Zoology, was established in 1953 to study the hydrofauna of the Mingachevir and Varvara reservoirs. The first research work at the station began with the study of the fish world in the Samukh basin of the Mingachevir reservoir. For the first time, 20 species of fish were recorded in the Mingachevir reservoir (Y.A. Abdurahmanov) and a fishing forecast was given in the reservoir. The hydrology, hydrochemical regime, fish parasites, zooplankton, and zoobenthos are being studied at the station.

The main research area of the Base is to study the biological productivity in order to increase fish reserves in Mingachevir and Varvara water reservoirs, as well as to develop the technology of rapidly growing fish breeding.

The macrobenthos of the Mingachevir and Varvara reservoirs, the productivity of the dominant organisms in benthos, the zooplankton of these reservoirs, and the distribution of fish in depth were studied. The lake does not grow, the thickest weight and the weight of the fish are increased and the water is released into the reservoirs in the territory of the laboratory. Biological analysis of infants from 50 to 100 years of age (Hypophtalmichtysmolitrix) found for the first time in cerebrospinalization in Mingachevir reservoir, infant growth and developmental stages were monitored, the technology of tea growth in Aran region was developed.

Senior researcher RESEARCHER senior laboratory assistant LABORATORY ASSISTANT technician
Shafag Mammadova Mansur gizi Kazim Mammadov Israyil oglu  Esmira Mammadova Vidadi gizi Gaffar Mahmudov Bayram oglu  Jeyhun Ibrahimov Karim oglu 
Novruz Hamidov Ata oglu 
Mehriban Gasimova Zubeyir gizi 
Sahila Gasımova Ildirim gizi