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Innovations for Irish Aquaculture: Short Video Interviews – Part 7

12/10/2020

Learn more about the European and nationally funded ‘SALMSON’, ‘HYDROfish’ and ‘InEVal’ projects and hear about plans for the development of a marine innovation park in Co. Galway, Páirc na Mara.

In the absence of face-to-face meetings, as promised, we are continuing to invite individuals from across the community and from outside Ireland, to present their innovations and technologies to you, the Irish Aquaculture community. If there are any topics or speakers who you would like to hear from, please get in touch.

In previous weeks, we have looked at topics varying from fish health (Part 1), seaweed (Part 2), and genetics (Part 3), filtration systems (Part 6) to services that are available to support aquaculture businesses (Part 4 and Part 5). This week, we look to activity in Galway where several innovative projects with participation from many Irish partners are underway, and also look to the future, where planning applications for a new home for marine innovations have been submitted.

First, we would like to introduce you to Jamie Downes, who is a Post-Doctoral Researcher within the Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services team at the Marine Institute. He presents the activities of the SALMSON,  HYDROfish and InEVal projects which explore how recirculation systems can produce larger smolt;  whey protein from sustainably sourced fish can be used as an ingredient for feed; and, sea cucumbers can bioremediate the seabed under salmon farms. To find out more, watch the video, by clicking here.

And the second showcase interview is that held with Micheál Ó Cinneide who acts as Chair of the Advisory Committee for Páirc na Mara. Micheál spoke to us about Páirc na Mara, the marine innovation park that is planned for Co. Galway, from its conception to present day. 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).