With our growing world population we are placing Earth’s natural resources under severe pressure. One of our most pressing challenges will be to feed everyone a balanced and nutritious diet while keeping our effects on the environment to a minimum.

Team members

Willem van der Pijl

Editor in Chief Aqua Insights / Senior Aquaculture Industry Analyst


Willem van der Pijl has been in aquaculture for the past 10 years already. He worked as a business developer for a well known NGO as well as  a top university. Besides, he has been the founding father of a market leading seafood market intelligence company, published several leading industry publications and is a regular conference speaker. Throughout his career he has worked in the industry across Asia and South America. He is currently one of the world’s well known shrimp industry analysts and at Aqua-Spark is responsible for Aqua Insights, an open access aquaculture industry publication series.
When not talking or thinking about aquaculture, Willem is normally practicing in the climbing gym, playing a board game or spending time with his wife and daughter.