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“As a biologist, I wondered
how to grow a tasty nutritious fish without
burdening the environment”
THE CHALLENGE
POPULATION
7 BILLION
FISH NR 1 PROTEIN
SOURCE IN DEVELOPING
COUNTRIES
90 MIO TONS FISH
CAUGHT YEARLY
EUROPEA...
90% OF BIG FISH (SHARK, TUNA, SWORDFISH) ARE GONE
80% OF ALL FISHING GROUNDS ARE OVERFISHED
40% OF FISH SERVE FOR ANIMAL F...
1,5 KG FEED
+ 100 0 L WATER
=1 KG FISH
8 KG FEED
+ 10 000 L WATER
=1 KG BEEF
HOWEVER
Europe share 2%
CONSUMER AWARENESS:
- ANTIBIOTICS
- LOCAL WILDLIFE DISRUPTION
- POLLUTION VIA EXCREMENTS
- POLLUTION ACCUMULATION IN FOOD
...
“In everything we do we believe in making a better future for our children.
We do this by farming smart, locally and susta...
Omegabaars / Bar Oméga / Omega Bass
(Kruishoutem)
Omegabaars / Bar Oméga / Omega Bass
(Kruishoutem)
VEGETARIAN
NO WILD CATCH FOR FEED
TROPICAL FISH
LIMITED FEED NEED
FIRM F...
Sustainable farming through
Aquaponics
Sustainable farming through
Aquaponics
Biggest industial aquaponics system in Europe
200 Tons of Omega bass – 15Ha Greenho...
PEOPLE
ANIMALS
SEA
LOCAL
PRODUCTION
NO
ANTIBIOTICS
MINIMAL WATER
CONSUMTION
MINIMAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
RISDUAL WATER USED
...
A HINT OF INSPIRATION
OR SUBTLE REFINEMENT
“In everything we do we believe in making a
better future for our children.
We do this by farming smart, locally and
susta...
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Kick Off Conference of Interreg Project "Smart Aquaponics"
Presentation of AquaforC who produces Omegabaar

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  1. 1. “As a biologist, I wondered how to grow a tasty nutritious fish without burdening the environment”
  2. 2. THE CHALLENGE POPULATION 7 BILLION FISH NR 1 PROTEIN SOURCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 90 MIO TONS FISH CAUGHT YEARLY EUROPEAN CONSUMPTION 9 MIO TONS, 55% IMPORTED 0,7 MIO TONS IN BE&NL MAINLY IMPORTED
  3. 3. 90% OF BIG FISH (SHARK, TUNA, SWORDFISH) ARE GONE 80% OF ALL FISHING GROUNDS ARE OVERFISHED 40% OF FISH SERVE FOR ANIMAL FEED 30% IRREVERSIBLY EXTINCT
  4. 4. 1,5 KG FEED + 100 0 L WATER =1 KG FISH 8 KG FEED + 10 000 L WATER =1 KG BEEF HOWEVER
  5. 5. Europe share 2%
  6. 6. CONSUMER AWARENESS: - ANTIBIOTICS - LOCAL WILDLIFE DISRUPTION - POLLUTION VIA EXCREMENTS - POLLUTION ACCUMULATION IN FOOD - 30 MIO TONS/Y WILD CATCH FOR FEED
  7. 7. “In everything we do we believe in making a better future for our children. We do this by farming smart, locally and sustainably in the pure waters of our ecosystems. We just happen to make the most healthy and delicious fish”
  8. 8. Omegabaars / Bar Oméga / Omega Bass (Kruishoutem)
  9. 9. Omegabaars / Bar Oméga / Omega Bass (Kruishoutem) VEGETARIAN NO WILD CATCH FOR FEED TROPICAL FISH LIMITED FEED NEED FIRM FILETS, NO FISHBONES EASY PREPARATION MULTIPLE USAGESBY NATURE LOTS OF OMEGA 3 VERY HEALTHY MILD TASTE MANY COMBINATIONS SCHOOL FISH LIMITED WATER NEED FRESH WATER FISH EASY WATER RECYCLING
  10. 10. Sustainable farming through Aquaponics
  11. 11. Sustainable farming through Aquaponics Biggest industial aquaponics system in Europe 200 Tons of Omega bass – 15Ha Greenhouse Decoupled aquaponics, 2 companies: Aqua4C – Tomato masters Exchange of energy & water
  12. 12. PEOPLE ANIMALS SEA LOCAL PRODUCTION NO ANTIBIOTICS MINIMAL WATER CONSUMTION MINIMAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION RISDUAL WATER USED AS FERTILISER FOR NEIGHBOURING GREENHOUSES NO WILD FISH CATCH 100% PLANT BASED FEED 0% FISH MEAL IN THE FEED ANIMAL FRIENDLY BREEDING NO BYCATCH FULL OF OMEGA 3 NO PCB’S, MICROPLASTICS, DIOXINES AND HEAVY METALS NO SEA POLLUTION VIA MENURE SUSTAINABILITY CHARTER
  13. 13. A HINT OF INSPIRATION
  14. 14. OR SUBTLE REFINEMENT
  15. 15. “In everything we do we believe in making a better future for our children. We do this by farming smart, locally and sustainably in the pure waters of our ecosystems. We just happen to make the most healthy and delicious fish” Omega Bass: probably the most sustainable fish in the world

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