Breeding of sole to become a new economic sector in Zeeland, the Netherlands
The example company, which is yet to be started, breeds young fish indoors. The breeding takes place in salt water ponds. To close the cycle of nutrients, other salt water organisms are also bred, like clam worms, crustaceans, and salt water plants.
In time, Wageningen University expects an annual sale of 15 million kilos of sole with a commercial value of 150 million euro. The income from other salt water products are estimated at another 150 million euro. Zeeland is said to have room for 150 companies. The Hogeschool Zeeland is even starting a new training and has obviously spotted new opportunities.