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.
ILVO’s Own Capital Researcher agricultural hydrology and groundwater-soil-plant interactions
Climate scenarios show that both the amount of precipitation and the number of days with precipitation in summer will decrease. In addition, extreme peak rainfall events will also occur more often. The need for smart agricultural water management will therefore only become more acute.
Do you want to contribute to sustainable water management and explore the role agriculture can play? Do you like hydrological modelling at different scales and linking those models to other disciplines?
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