Wageningen Marine Research in Yerseke carries out research into shellfish fisheries and aquaculture and ecological delta research. Since 2016 this regional centre is supported by a covenant involving amongst others the provincial council, the local council of Reimerswaal and the Producers' Organisation Mussel Culture. Nathalie Steins acts as project manager.
In addition Nathalie is involved in several research cooperation projects with the fishing industry at IJmuiden office of Wageningen Marine Research. She is also Wageningen Research coordinator for the Policy Support Programme Nature Inclusive Renewable Energy.