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Eva Hartog

Eva Hartog, as project leader and senior researcher of Aquaculture in Delta Areas, is the point of contact for the mussel and oyster sector in Zeeland. She has specialised in shellfish since she started as a researcher at the lectorate in 2013. Since then, she has conducted research into the oyster borer, the more efficient capture of oyster spawn and co-developed an app for mussel fishermen that gives mussel farmers better insight into their cultivation. "The HZ has acquired a good position as a knowledge institution in this field," says Eva, who is straightforward and prefers to get her feet wet in research. Eva studied Water Management at the HZ University of Applied Sciences. After that, she started working at the NIOO in Yerseke as a research assistant Macrobenthos. After three years, she went to work for Imares in the same village. Here, she did a lot of fieldwork on fish and shellfish. Eva enjoys working with students, whom she wants to enthuse for research in the field of aquaculture. "Practical and applied research in this sector is extremely challenging and interesting."