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
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.
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
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ILVO and Agriculture and Fisheries Policy Area create a roadmap and geodata platform for carbon farming in Flanders
In the recently started LIFE CarbonCounts project, ILVO and the policy Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will investigate how carbon farming can be implemented more broadly in a feasible, fair and efficient manner, and work on a geodata platform for the further development of carbon farming.
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
ILVO's work is strongly anchored in Flanders and extends from there to Belgium, Europe and the rest of the world.
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