News | 06/12/2018
Useful infographics on the status of important fish stocks for Belgian fisheries.
ILVO and VLIZ publish for the first time a series of summary infographics on fish stocks relevant for the Belgian fishing fleet.
Where do Belgian commercial fishermen fish? What species do they catch and how much? What is the state of fish stocks in those places, and how exactly is that calculated? When can we speak of a sustainably fished stock?
There, the biological state of the various fish stocks is determined by means of a number of complex calculations.A science-based recommendation is thus formulated on the basis of these fish stock estimates.
Status of the fish stocks
News | 03/06/2021
Monitoring product quality of fruits and vegetables throughout the chain using hyperspectral measurements
Carrying out an objective hyperspectral measurement of the quality of leeks during cultivation, transport and storage, and linking this back to field data and storage parameters: that is the aim of the VLAIO project 'SpectroFood'.
Main research questionThe aim of this project was to get insight in the meat quality variation of sire and sow lines that currently form the genetic basis of our Flemish fattening pigs. The unique aspect of this project was that the meat quality was determined on both fresh meat and high-quality cooked ham.
Variation in raw and cooked ham quality of pigs in Flanders: insight into the contribution of genetics and the potential of a minimal invasive measurement technique
News | 29/01/2021
ILVO researcher Lieve Herman elected as president of the Scientific Committee of the FASFC
This committee has the important task of identifying hazards in the food chain, assessing risks and formulating independent scientific opinions on these subjects.
News | 29/06/2020
Not only the variety but also the 'terroir' of hops determines the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of beer
For the first time it has been shown that the 'terroir' of hops - the combination of environmental factors and cultivation technique - can have an impact on the 'flavour'
News | 08/05/2019
The air purifying effect of plants
What effect do plants have on air quality, indoors and outdoors? Which plants are best and how should they be planted for optimal air purification?
> See the most important ring tests organized by ILVOA ring test is an interlaboratory study in which analysis results from various persons, institutions and/or devices are compared, statistically anonymously.They are independent checks on the quality of the analyses carried out.
News | 18/06/2020
Scientists unravel part of the complex mechanism of formation of skin ulcers in flatfish
In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time.