Main research questionHow does recreational fishing in Belgium evolve from year to year? What is the biological, economic and technical situation of the recreational fisheries?
Monitoring recreational sea fisheries in Belgium
News | 19/07/2021
Sport fishing for science
News | 02/06/2018
Two thousand recreational fishermen account for 1% of the total catch
Last year, around 2000 recreational fishermen landed 213 tons of fishery products from the Belgian part of the North Sea.
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 | 24/11/2022
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
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 | 24/06/2021
New covenant for sustainable fishing: from deck to plate and launch of 'Visserij Verduurzaamt' accreditation
News | 20/04/2022
"Benthis nationaal": national implementation of fisheries impact assessment on the seabed ecosystem and how it affects fishing practices
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.