News | 24/11/2022
Combination of passive fishing and marine aquaculture step closer to profitable practice
SYMAPA project delivers innovations in shellfish farming, toolkit of successful baiting techniques for passive fishing and tools for smart aquafarming
News | 19/12/2019
Land-based aquaculture of brown shrimp getting closer?
Daan Delbare;Sofie Vandendriessche;
Progress on shrimp aquaculture has been made through doctoral research. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in successfully cultivating baby shrimp into juvelines.
SubjectDetailsContact personAdviceILVO can give scientific guidance about innovative as well as specialized and commercial culture in mono- and polyculture as well as recommendations about species to culture, culture conditions, water purification, waste disposal, construction of professional aquaculture systems, cost-benefit analysis, etc.Daan DelbareRental
Co-creation in aquaculture
There are quite a few reasons to develop mariculture - the farming of animals and plants at sea - in Flanders. After all, Flemings are major consumers of fish and seafood. Belgium imports 290,000 tons of fish and seafood every year to meet this demand. The logical question is therefore "Should we invest in our own aquaculture production?".
This "Blue Growth" includes offshore energy extraction, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, offshore mining and coastal defense. In other words, the sustainable exploitation of the ocean and seas.
Aquaculture at sea
Entrepreneurs and others involved in aquaculture on land and at sea (mariculture) will find an answer here to “what can ILVO do for me?". You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
ILVO wants to support the development of aquaculture on land and at sea with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure.
Your point of contact: Marine Living Lab
ILVO’s Marine Living Lab strives for accelerated and sustainable innovation in the blue sectors, including the fishing industry, through co-creation.
News | 15/05/2023
Rendabele en veerkrachtige voedingssystemen;Landbouw en platteland in een verstedelijkte samenleving;
Farmers and citizens - Bottlenecks and opportunities in mutual cooperation
The need for better cooperation between farmers and citizens starts from the understanding that agriculture and society rely on each other
Charlotte Vanden Hole;Evelien Graat;Wim Allegaert;Sam De Campeneere;Frank Tuyttens;
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animal welfare in pigs and poultry that are raised organically and in free-range systems. In concrete terms, the 23 project partners will work together on innovative solutions and tools.
Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare
Main research questionThe aim of the AGROMIX project is to deliver participatory research to drive the transition to resilient and efficient land use in Europe. AGROMIX will provide practical agroecological solutions for farm and land management, and related value chains.
AGROMIX: EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE OF MIXED FARMING AND AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS