Welcome to the Oceans at Work Foundation

The Oceans at Work Foundation is committed to a healthy relationship between humans and the sea. Our focus is on the development of circular aquaculture - land-based seafood grown naturally, without waste, energy efficient and animal friendly. Circular aquaculture is necessary for the future of the oceans, so that natural fish populations are no longer overfished.

Circular aquaculture


For circular aquaculture, we collaborate with Blue Linked - pioneer in circular culture techniques for marine organisms. In a specially developed culture system, the natural circumstances in the sea are imitated as well as possible, including a unique natural purification and water flow. The fish fry is given a cocktail of live plankton as food, from which they can choose what suits their growth stage. This results in vital animals, without the use of antibiotics.

1 fish on your plate, 1 fish in the sea


The fish that are cultured using circular techniques have a high genetic diversity. This makes them suitable - besides for human consumption - for release into the sea, for example to strengthen natural populations and as a boost to biodiversity. For this reason, Blue Linked works with the motto '1 fish on your plate, 1 fish in the sea', which fits well with the ideas of the Oceans at Work Foundation. Based on this motto, the techniques are continuously developed and refined.

Positive impact


The Oceans at Work Foundation is committed to applying the innovative breeding techniques in practice. We do this in cooperation with equal-minded partners. By validating the knowledge and experience resulting from this work and making it freely available, this has a positive impact on the relationship between humans and the sea.

17.04.2021 | Media attention
Noord-Hollands Dagblad
Now that the Waddenfund has recently granted a subsidy to the Blauwe Polder 1 project of the Oceans at Work foundation and partners, media attention has been triggered. Everything in the project revolves around circular aquaculture on land in which marine organisms are cultivated: sustainable and animal-friendly. But circular aquaculture, what exactly is that?

The Noord-Hollands Dagblad published an extensive interview with Michaël Laterveer of the Oceans at Work Foundation on April 17, 2021 about the Blauwe Polder 1 project and the development of a seafood farm on land. '... a concept as simple as it is brilliant that can offer a solution to the world food problem', according to the article.
Click here for the whole article (Noord-Hollands Dagblad, in Dutch)

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