The following information is available, among others: data about the fleet capacity, the landings and discards of fish, the catch composition, fishery-independent data from surveys with research vessels, economic data with regard to fleets, aquaculture and the fish processing industry and biological data (length, weight, age, etc) of caught fish, shellfish
Biological fishery data
News | 07/02/2020
Possible effects on benthic ecosystems of fishery exclusion, a review in the frame of windmill farms.
News | 06/02/2020
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 fishery in Guyana and Suriname
News | 02/06/2018
Last year, around 2000 recreational fishermen landed 213 tons of fishery products from the Belgian part of the North Sea.
The survey of transformations, which can be called “passive”, is now used to perform an “active” design of peri-urban areas. This stimulates and broadens the debate on (climate adaptive) development of peri-urban areas in Flanders. The design exercise delivers a range of visual documents, sketches, maps, collages, etc.
Main research questionIn the research project ‘Accurate selection” (De Juiste Sortering in Dutch), machine builder de Boer RVS, ILVO and skipper Jan-Jurie van Eekelen of the shrimp trawler WR 9 are working together in a study on an innovative way of on-board catch processing for the brown shrimp fishery in the North Sea.In this processing line, a detection
We work (further) on residual flows from agro, agri-food and fishery activities, which are processed into compost, plant fibers, biochar and chitin. The final goal is to come up with technically sound and economically interesting cultivation substrates, in collaboration with a number of partners who contribute their practical knowledge.
An experienced team, consisting of a skipper, a net specialist and a scientist, guarantees that reliable advice is given.Els VanderperrenAnalysis of fishery catchILVO observers can register and analyze each tow aboard commercial fishing vessels around the clock and in accordance with standardized statistical procedures.
Collecting, monitoring, integrating and unlocking fishery data is a core task of ILVO - a task that contributes to a complex evaluation process at the European level.
It is therefore not easy to get a picture of the fishery per country, per fish stock and per fishing area. That is why ILVO developed the GEOFISH tool (www.geofish.be).