COMPANY PROFILE

Billund Aquaculture is a Danish company located in Billund, Denmark. In addition we have a daughter  company in Puerto Montt in Chile (Billund Aquaculture Chile S.A.

CONTACT

​Billund Aquakulturservice A/S

Montanavej 2 DK-7190 Billund

​Tel: +45 7533 8720 Mail: bjarne@billund-aqua.dk

​Billund Aquaculture Chile S.A.

Bernardino 1057 Módulo 13 Flex Center
Puerto Montt-Chile

Tel: + 56 6523 4035 Mail: mv@basalmon.com

Reproduction of european eel

Billund Aquaculture is part of the PRO-EEL project

Towards a self-sustained aquaculture

The PRO-EEL project aims at breeding European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in captivity. Reproduction of eel in culture has become a focus research area due a severe decline of natural stocks and an increasing interest to breed eels for a self-sustained aquaculture. PRO-EEL is an international research project supported financially by the European Commission.

The objective of the project is to expand the current knowledge on the eel reproduction and develop standardized protocols for production of high quality gametes (egg and sperm), viable embryos and feeding larvae of European eel. Methodology and technology will be established using small scale tests and validation in full scale experiments.

Focus is on the primary bottlenecks in a controlled reproduction of eels, which concern deficiencies in knowledge about their reproductive physiology and treatments applied to induce and finalise gamete development. New methods are needed for a production of viable eggs and larvae from broodstock in a regular and predictable way. Further challenges include identification of suitable larval rearing conditions and initial feed in order to establish feeding cultures of European eel larvae.

For further information, please visit www.pro-eel.eu

​Billund Aquakulturservice A/S • Montanavej 2 • DK-7190 Billund • Tel: +45 7533 8720 •  Mail: office@billund-aqua.dk