Sub-association for aquaculture and fisheries

Members: ± 170

Hello everyone,

Aquarius is the study association of the department of Aquaculture and Fisheries of Wageningen University, and a part of study association 'De Veetelers' which represents all animal science students. Aquarius creates a bridge between the theoretical academic knowledge and the practical application in real life. Hence, Aquarius organizes activities, such as excursions to companies related to aquaculture and fisheries, and visits to several research institutes. Once a year Aquarius organizes a weekend excursion in Holland and/or a foreign excursion. But Aquarius does more than arranging excursions and debates. We also organize multiple social gatherings such as a barbecues, angling and drinks. All our activities are voluntary organised and participation is voluntary as well. Lastly, are we closely connected to the NGvA (Dutch Society for Aquaculture) and AFI whom we organize activities with.

Aquarius has nowadays about 80 members and exists already over 20 years. Our study association creates a network for all students with interest in aquaculture, fisheries and marine resource management. Aquarius is pleased to have an increasing group of international students among the members.

If you would like to be a member or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Greets from the Aquarius Board,
Aquarius rocks!


Pim Hilgers Chair
Joep van Zuijlen Secretary
Matthijs de Jong Treasurer
Chris Ten Napel Commisioner External Affairs
Gijs van Beilen General Board Member
Tessa de Haan General Board Member
Bas Broeders General Board Member