The primary goal of ProFish Technology is to preserve threatened fish species by limiting the impact of human activities on the migration of fish. The aim of ProFish Technology is to develop technical solutions to reduce the impact of human activities on fish populations, in compliance with relevant regulations and in the interests of preserving biodiversity. ProFish Technology is a spin off of the University of Liège (Belgium), where basic research on fish behavioural biology has become a speciality.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Aquaculture
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
Aquatic life is continuously exposed to man-made threats, potentially exposing some species to the threat of extinction. Human activities that have an adverse impact on aquatic life are now regulated by a strict legal context, notably through the Water Framework Directive in Europe and other similar legislation around the world (CWA 316b, …). Profish offers a broad range of services and products, based on a scientific expertise acquired and cultivated primarily in the field, making it possible to reconcile human activities with legal requirements.
Our Consultancy Service offers support for industrial projects and environmental restoration projects. We have developed an expertise in biological monitoring of fish populations, in terms of both demographics and behaviour. Securing fish migration routes (dam by-passes, avoiding industrial water intakes) is our premier field of expertise. See below for a list of our services, plus references!
Profish also offers technological solutions directly affecting fish behaviour. Our infrasound barrier, a world first, reduces fish mortality by 80 % at cooling water intakes, while our NEPTUN electrical barrier can be used for wider applications, in the hydro-electric sector and also for more specialised applications. Find out more about these technologies and the results already achieved!