Private Research Institution
DLO-IMARES is a non-profit privatized research organisation that is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR). The Institute specialises in strategic and applied marine ecological research with a focus on Marine Living Resource Management. Experts work on (inter)national projects for public and private sector. One of the locations of IMARES is situated in Yerseke, where 95% of the Dutch shellfish industry is based, including ships, processing plants, distribution centres and a special auction especially for bivalves. IMARES is the only research institute in the Netherlands with in-depth knowledge of the shellfish sector. The institute is able to draw on a wide experience in the fields of aquaculture and shellfish ecology.