Aquavlan2 supports aquaculture companies situated in Flanders and the Netherlands in their technical and innovative challenges. Further development of techniques should allow them to close fresh – and salt water aquaculture cycles, develop new feed for fish and shellfish and prevent the earthy flavour in aquaculture products. Other companies get  the unique opportunity to answer specific questions through a voucher system. In this way the aquaculture sector can be extended and existing companies can strengthen their global competitiveness.