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AquaforC

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Kick Off Conference of Interreg Project "Smart Aquaponics"
Presentation of AquaforC who produces Omegabaar

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AquaforC

  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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