For the safety of all seafarers, the breeding zone is demarcated by special marker buoys. Around the breeding zone there is a safety perimeter marked by cardinal buoys, according to the IALA standard. It is not allowed to sail through this zone. Moreover, there is a safety system that continuously monitors the zone and identifies ships. In the start-up phase, a quarter of the project zone is used, afterwards we expand to the entire zone.
Since 2017, Colruyt Group has been involved in various research projects in the North Sea together with Belgian SMEs, universities and knowledge institutions. Within project zone C, the research project SYMAPA, which investigates the synergy between passive fishing and aquaculture at sea, is currently ongoing.
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