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Innovations for Irish Aquaculture: Short Video Interviews – Part 6

24/09/2020

Learn more about how shells from shellfish can be used as a biofilter to treat air emissions as well as how desalination units can to produce freshwater to treat Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) and remove sea lice from salmon.

We are delighted at the high interest level in the interview recordings that we have been providing the community from those who were planning to speak to you at the IATiP Conference in April, which was cancelled due to COVID. Therefore, we are expanding beyond the conference programme and inviting individuals from across the community and from outside Ireland, to present their innovations and technologies to you, the Irish Aquaculture community.

In previous weeks, we have looked at topics varying from fish health (Part 1), seaweed (Part 2), and genetics (Part 3) to services that are available to support aquaculture businesses (Part 4 and Part 5). This week, we look at two very different treatment systems that have relevance to the aquaculture community, one on an alternative use for shellfish by-products and the other on the use of desalted water as a biological treatment.

First, we would like to introduce you to Ian Phillips, who is the Director of Anua Clean Air International. He presents the Mónashell biofiltration system which is a proven and cost-effective alternative to traditional biofilters. The biofiltration system uses shells, as a biproduct from the aquaculture industry, to treat odour-causing compounds emitted from wastewater and industrial treatment processes. To find out more, watch the video, by clicking here.

And the second showcase interview is that held with Geoff Robinson who works within the Seafood Technical Services Division at BIM. Geoff spoke to us about innovations relating to using freshwater to treat Amoebic Gill Disease and remove sea lice from salmon. He presents innovative technologies on the production and transportation of freshwater at marine sites. To find out more, watch the video, by clicking here.

Do you have knowledge to share?  Are you looking for a solution to help your aquaculture business?

If you would like to be interviewed and featured on the IATiP website, we would love to hear from you.  For all enquiries, please contact Intrigo Senior Project Manager, Georgia Bayliss-Brown, by email (georgia@intrigo.eu).