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EcoAqua

New Project to Significantly Improve Efficiencies in Fish Farming An innovative multidisciplinary aquaculture project led by NUI Galway and Athlone Institute of Technology is set to improve production efficiencies and management of farmed fish at several inland freshwater sites. The project ‘ECOAQUA’ has received €348,781 in funding under the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF), administered by […]

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IFM 2017

IFM 2017, Belfast – The Big Fish MOREFISH attendance: Ronan Cooney (NUIG) Presentation: Poster The Institute of Fisheries Management annual conference was held in Belfast from the 10th – 12th of October 2017. The event was very well attended with delegates from Ireland, the UK and the USA to name a few. This was the […]

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NordicRAS 2017

Nordic RAS workshop (Aalborg, Denmark – 12-13 October 2017 MOREFISH attendance: Alan Kennedy (NUIG), Alexandre Tahar (AIT) Once every two years DTU aqua and NOFIMA co-organize the Nordic RAS workshop in order to discuss the current development, experiences gained, and recently achieved research results in the field of recirculated aquaculture. Once again after attending in […]

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Second Stakeholder Meeting

The second MOREFISH stakeholder meeting took place in Athlone Institute of Technology on the 27th of January 2017. The theme for the day was “Increasing Irish production in a sustainable manner under emerging environmental constraints”. The objectives of this workshop were to: Act as a forum for industry stakeholders/state bodies/regulatory bodies/Local Authority representatives/HEI researcher’s to […]

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Richard FitzGerald

RICHARD FITZGERALD (22/01/1957 – 5/12/2016) On the 5th of December 2016, our dear colleague, friend and mentor Dr. Richard FitzGerald passed away at University Hospital Galway, following a short illness. Richie was a key member of the MOREFISH team and was pivotal in the formation of the project. Originally from Co. Kerry, Richie was a […]

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RAS Workshop

In September the team attended an intensive workshop on the development and principles of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) led by IFREMER (France) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands) through the European AQUAEXCEL 2020 program at the IFREMER Sète research station. This course was a great success and an unique opportunity to strengthen the MOREFISH team’s overall […]

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Stakeholder Meeting

In mid-October 2016, the MOREFISH team hosted some of Ireland’s largest fish producers for a day of talks by international and Irish experts in the area of aquaculture. The day opened with MOREFISH Principal Investigators Dr. Eoghan Clifford and Professor Neil Rowan welcoming the 20+ attendants. The first session of the day consisted of the […]

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EcoAqua ​Project​​ ​Objectives

Increase fish biomass output per unit input (e.g. energy). Increase production efficiency and competitiveness. New production management strategies that minimise environmental impacts (e.g. wastewater treatment; WFD). Develop and demonstrate the use of innovative technologies that improve efficiencies and can accommodate organic classification. Develop benchmarking tools that enable end-users monitor production efficiency and inform key process […]

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Enhancing Production And Sustainability In Irish Aquaculture

MOREFISH is a Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), multidisciplinary aquaculture project that develops and tests new innovative technologies and novel processes to significantly improve production management and efficiencies at inland aquaculture sites. The project addresses critically important needs identified by end-users including advanced aeration, efficient production management and benchmarking, and deployment of […]

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