Fishion offers consultancy to all aquaculture chain partners and supports the complete aquaculture chain, from breeding, farming and transporting fish to processing and marketing of fresh fish products. In a changeable market, Fishion believes in production of local fresh fish in a manner that is sustainable, animal friendly, profitable and, most of all, driven by market demand.
It is Fishion´s goal to add value to the aquaculture chain by means of research, co-investments and innovative developments. Fishion guides fish farmers and other partners in the aquaculture chain with regard to production planning, data collection start-up, fish feed, water quality control and value chain optimisation.
Besides facilitating organisations in the aquaculture chain to cooperate and exchange their expertise, Fishion is continuously involved in research and development in order to improve the quality of the aquaculture value chain. It offers a challenging working area for employees as well as interns.
Fishion works with a unique network in the aquaculture sector and has over the years established a long term cooperation with several aquacultural engineering companies such as Viqon and Holland Aqua. Together they have elaborate know-how of design, construction and layout of recirculation fish farm systems as well as years of field experience with many different fish species. Fishion’s services range from process optimisation towards development of new farm operations, in the field of aquaculture as well as water purification.
Fishion was founded by Jan van Rijsingen MSc, as the aquaculture division of the Van Rijsingen Groep, a Dutch agricultural company that has been involved in farming eel, sturgeon and salmon since 1985. After 2000, the main focus became farming Tilapia, catfish and Claresse®, with an annual output of 5000 Mt of fresh fish. Over the years it became clear that producing fish is only one part of a successful business. Aquaculture can only be a success if the market is well-known, and if all chain partners are cooperative in the national or even global market. Fishion therefore works with a clear demand-driven chain approach.
Pioneer in intensive farming with RAS technology for (glass) eels
Fish processing and smokehouse for retail and catering industry
Several eel farms were designed and constructed
Fishion co-establishes the Dutch fish farmers association
Fishion performs research on fish species and culture methods
Chinese joint venture for sturgeon and eel production
Fishion performs first research on intensive tilapia production in an RAS system
Breeding, hatchery, production, logistics, processing, sales, feed, farm systems
Fishion designs and constructs large RAS systems (750 t/y)
Fresh and certified Tilapia is supplied to European retailers
Fishion creates a foundation for cooperation in the aquaculture value chain
Fishion breeding, Fishion Aquaculture, Fishion Processing
Production research, farm technology and formal registration of Claresse®
Fishion starts large scale farming and processing facility for catfish and Claresse®
Fishion performs research in order to optimise the demand driven aquaculture chain
Fishion becomes partner in the FoodTechAfrica initiative, to improve the aquaculture supply chain in East Africa
Fishion starts joint venture for fish production and processing with Kenyan partner