In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time.
During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment.
Reflex tests on fish which are used to determine the stress state and survival rate after discards must be correctly conducted and interpreted, and therefore require training.
Extensive sustainability in the fishery requires in-depth knowledge of target species as well as protection of coastal ecosystems, which is again confirmed by a Flemish-Surinamese study on shrimp fish...
Progress on shrimp aquaculture has been made through doctoral research. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in successfully cultivating baby shrimp into juvelines.
ILVO sees no problem for the shrimp stock across the North Sea
The research partners of the research project MarinePlastics have started a study that accurately maps how much and what types of plastic are found on the Belgian fishing grounds.
In the next three years, monitoring of the marine ecosystem in the North Sea will become more accurate and more efficient thanks to a European research project (the Interreg North Sea Project GEANS).
Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustai...