R&D projects

Cooperation Fry Marine is a company with a innovative drive. We always want to improve ourselves and grow in knowledge and quality. Therefore we work together with other (aquaculture) companies and institutes to lift the aquaculture sector to a higher level. Below we have listed our recent research and development projects.

In May 2020 St. Zeeschelp, Fry Marine and Kingfish started a feasibility study on an innovative feeding system for fish larvae. The right amount of feed, the mix of feed and the timing of feeding is crucial for the survival of fish larvae and currently, there is no sufficient feeding system for this fish.


Therefore, we investigate if it is economically and technically feasible to develop such system. An automated feeding system will ensure that the larvae receives fresh food with optimal nutrients at the right time. This project is made possible by a subsidy of the Province of Zeeland.

Autumn 2018 Seafarm and Fry Marine started a new project regarding Sole farming. This project is called 'Tongkweek Zeeland'. We have the dream to establish a sustainable and profitable sole production in Zeeland. This is not easy, so in this project we continue our work to proof the feasibility of sole farming on land in sustainable recirculation systems. The goal of this project is establish a profitable and sustainable concept of the complete production cycle.


In this project we work on topics like broodstock feed, sex-ratio juvenile fish, starter feed, larvae rearing, grow-out. Within all these work, we aim for the best conditions for our fish. Happy fish = healthy fish = good performing fish.

In the summer of 2017 we started a new project: 'Broedhuis paling en tarbot: optimaal resultaat door kennisdeling'. In this project we work together with Glasaal Volendam. Sharing knowledge is the main objective.


Glasaal Volendam and Fry Marine work together on topics, such as reproduction, larval feed and water quality. Turbot and eel are completely different species, this is beneficial for both parties; discuss topics from different perspectives, enhances and stimulates the level of know-how and knowledge.


Update: the project was finished summer 2020.

In September 2017 a new project was launched. It is called Aqua Valley. This is a project with the goal to share knowledge between project partners in the aquaculture business in Zeeland.


In this project, the Fry Marine team is working on several topics, for example: optimization Rhodomonas production by improving light conditions, improve larval runs and induce turbot and sole to maturation.


For more information, please visit the project website.

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Innovation in algae cultivation


Optimizing algae production. This project focused on a sustainable production of high quality algae for aquaculture. This project: "combining forces for valuable algae culture" was supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the Dutch Government, the province of Zeeland within the framework of OP-Zuid.