This project is aimed at the development of a sustainable technology for processing locally caught fish residues into raw material for fish feed, so that a circularly farmed trout can be produced in the eastern Netherlands.
The project uses an innovative conserving method and a climate neutral drying process. The benefits are preservation of nutrients in the fish feed, reduction of energy consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.
This is the initiative of 4 partners: Twentevis, Fish Partners, Dorset Green Machines and Trelkwekerij ‘t Smallert, who complement each other well. The project represents various chain expertise of the fish sector: fish farming, feed production, production technology, fish processing and sales and marketing.
The reason for this project is formed by various elements.
- The reuse of fish residues from the processing of sea fish caught in high-quality fish feed for the circular farming of fish;
- Reducing damaging flows of fish food and fish products that have to be supplied over long distances;
- Providing an alternative source of income for the agricultural sector that is struggling with high CO2 emissions.
This project – Circular collaborative project for sustainable fish farming in the East Netherlands ”PROJ-01015 – receives a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.