Aquaculture in Belgium, DIFA Písek 2011

"Aquaculture in Belgium: Aqua-ERF to investigate species diversification in RAS with specific interest in Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)"

Jurgen Adriaen, Wouter Meeus, Anja De Kimpe, Stef Aerts

Poster presentatie op conferentie "Diversification of Inland Aquaculture", Písek (Tsjechië) 2011.


The Belgian Aquaculture industry can be described as very small, nevertheless fish consumption is increasing, partially thanks to the positive image fish has as a healthy food source. To be able to respond to this demand,  the  European Interreg project “AQUAVLAN” has been set up in 2009 to determine which could be the possibilities for an economic viable , sustainable and diversified aquaculture in Flanders and Holland. As a partner in this project, the Flemish University College KaHo Sint-Lieven, is investigating the culture techniques of the burbot (Lota lota) in its new Aquaculture Education and Research Facilities (AQUA-ERF)