We encourage fisheries entrepreneurs to make use of their entrepreneurship and the broadening of their operations to develop economically and ecologically sustainable revenue models. How can fishers and groups of fishers who wish to improve the sustainability of their operations be mobilised and facilitated?
We have created learning environments in which fishers can develop innovations in cooperation with other stakeholders. We create links between questions from practice and scientific knowledge, education and government agencies. This enables entrepreneurs to design, organise and develop new fisheries chains and food chains and new cooperative arrangements. We jointly carry out experiments and organise bootcamps with the objective of developing new business models in cooperation with Wageningen Marine Research, NGOs and the Research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food research (ILVO). Our work promotes a sustainable fisheries sector.