News | 19/07/2021
Sport fishing for science
News | 07/05/2018
Shrimp electropulse fishing: Study of possible side effects delivers reassuring results
The short electric pulses (“pulse”) used in shrimp electropulse fishing do not cause any malformations in either fish eggs or larvae.
News | 24/06/2021
New covenant for sustainable fishing: from deck to plate and launch of 'Visserij Verduurzaamt' accreditation
The fishing industry is going through the same evolution: hardware, software and apps are being developed for use in catching, processing, on-board operations and marketing, which opens up a world of possibilities for fishermen and researchers.
By precision fishing we mean the development and application of innovative techniques and high-tech solutions for fisheries. These should allow for more and better data collection, more selective fishing with less environmental impact, more efficient operation and management of vessels and fishing activities, and better valorization.
News | 18/06/2019
ILVO and RBINS-OD nature inventories of macro-and micro-plastics in the Belgian fishing areas and on the beaches
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.
Shipowners, fishers, fishmongers, and the parties involved in the fishing industry policy will find an answer to the question “what can ILVO do for me?” here. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
ILVO wants to support all those involved in fishing industry management, the fishing industry, and the fishing industry trade in its pursuit of sustainable fishing with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure.
In addition, attention is paid to the impact on both quota and non-quota fish species by using alternative fishing techniques.
It is this scientific advice that forms the basis for the political quota negotiations.
Main research questionThe VISTools II project focused on (1) the improvement en expansion of the VISTools systeem, (2) analysing the feasibility of upscaling the system to other fishing vessels and (3) analysing the scientific relevance of the gathered data.Research approachThe VISTools system was improved and expanded by developing a concentrator (
SubjectDetailContact personTechnical tests for fishing methodsTechnically skilled, sea-going partners are available to perform the required expert measurements. This allows for the registration and analysis of the behavior and catching efficiency of the different fishing methods and nets.