Aquaculture Research

Aquaculture refers to all forms of culture of aquatic animals (including finfish, shrimp, mussels, etc) and plants such as seaweed in marine, brackish, or fresh waters. Aquaculture refers to net pens in Norwegian fjords holding thousands of Atlantic salmon but also to freshwater pond cultures in South-East Asia holding tilapia, or shrimp. At the same time, on-land recirculating aquaculture systems, or RAS, are massively transforming some of our current day aquaculture industry practices. While society drives us to think about more sustainable, circular approaches for the future. We try to contribute to relevant innovations by studying fish and shellfish nutrition and health in preferably, circular aquaculture systems, be it recirculating or ponds.

Our aquaculture research is strongly embedded within Wageningen – Aquaculture Research & Education (W-ARE), a network of aquaculture experts of Wageningen university & Research.