The municipality of Kinrooi is exploring and encouraging sustainable alternatives to traditional agriculture. They have established Agropolis as the breeding ground for environmentally conscious food cultivation. Consequently Agropolis was material by offering Fish 2 Be facilities on their site.
INAGRO is a Flemish R&D Institute, focussed on innovation, diversification and sustainable new agriculture technologies. It’s aquaculture division operates a small RAS Pike perch farm, through which they share scientific knowledge and best-practices with Fish 2 Be.
Through VLAIO, the government agency for Innovation and development in Flanders, Fish 2 Be was granted funding for a Pike Perch specific food development research program, executed in close cooperation with both INAGRO and the University of Ghent.
Recently Fish 2 Be was contacted to assist in a FP7 European research program: Diversify. www.diversifyfish.eu