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Fisheries insufficiently sustainable

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Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

Fisheries are highly dependent on fossil fuels. When the price of fossil fuels rises, the costs for fisheries increase rapidly.


Sustainable fishing vessel

The MDV1 Immanuel is a new fishing vessel with several improvements. The ship is smaller, lighter, built with sustainable materials and has an efficient energy generation. Thereby, a new technique is used to fish on flatflish; the twinrigpuls. The caught fish is processed immediately by machine, resulting in higher efficiency and a better quality.

Duurzaam visserijschip


  • No damage to the seabed.
  • Fewer bycatch.
  • Reduced fuel use with 60% (compared to traditional vessels).
  • Improved working conditions for the crew.


  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 7: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  3. Setting type Coastal area
  4. Water type Sea water
  5. Project period 1-3 years