On Friday, September 9, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the province of Zeeland in the south-west region of the Netherlands.
According to RVD, today’s visit focused on:
“…innovations in the aquaculture industry in Zeeland. [The region’s] entrepreneurs, municipalities and school students show highlights Zeeland has in saline cultivation, mussel innovation, education and cultivation of fish on land.
[The day began with a tour of] Delta Farms in Colijnsplaat. The sawyers – or sea centipedes – exported as a protein-rich food for shrimp. In addition, research into applications in the pharmaceutical industry, where sawyers can be used for storing and transporting organs for transplantation.
[The day ended with a] visit to the Pontes Pieter Zeeman College in Zierikzee, where scholars and guest lecturers from the Academy Saline Zealand (ZAZ). [Whilst there Her Majesty] spoke with representatives of the fish and shellfish farms, Seafarm and Grovisco, about how they preserve their cultural methods with innovative techniques and research and promote animal welfare.”
To view photos from today’s visit to the province of Zeeland please click here.