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Papers

Cooney R, Wan A. O’Donncha F, Clifford E. Designing environmentally efficient aquafeeds through the use of multi-criteria decision support tools. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 2021, 100276: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2021.100276

Cooney R, Tahar A, Kennedy A, Clifford E. Accounting for Research Induced Environmental Impacts Using Life Cycle Assessment. Frontiers in Sustainability, 2021, 631685: https://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2021.631685

Cooney R, Tahar A, Kennedy A, Clifford E. The dilemma of opportunity in developing a life cycle assessment of emerging aquaculture systems – a case study of a Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) hatchery recirculating aquaculture system. Aquaculture, 2021, 736403: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.736403

Ruiz-Salmón I, Laso J, Margallo M, Villanueva-Rey P, Rodríguez E, Quinteiro P, Dias AC, Almeida C, Nunes ML, Marques A, Cortés A, Moreira MT, Feijoo G, Loubet P, Sonnemann G, Morse A, Cooney R, Clifford E, Regueiro L, Méndez D, Anglada C, Noirot C, Rowan N, Vázquez-Rowe I, Aldaco R. Life cycle assessment of fish and seafood processed products – A review of methodologies and new challenges, Science of The Total Environment, 2021, 144094: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144094

Ruiz-Salmón I, Margallo M, Laso J, Villanueva-Rey P, Mariño D, Quinteiro P, Dias AC, Nunes ML, Marques A, Feijoo G, Moreira MT, Loubet P, Sonnemann G, Morse A, Cooney R, Clifford E, Rowan N, Paz DM, Parga XI, Anglada C, Martin J-C, Irabien Á, Aldaco R. Addressing challenges and opportunities of the European seafood sector under a circular economy framework, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 2020 101-106: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2020.01.004

E. O’Neill, V. Stekskal, E. Clifford, N. Rowan. Novel use of peatlands as future locations for the sustainable intensification of freshwater aquaculture production – A case study from the Republic of Ireland. Science of The Total Environment 2020, 706, 136044; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136044

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, R. FitzGerald, E. Clifford, N. Rowan. Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on receiving water quality in Ireland. PeerJ 2018, 6:e5281;  https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5281

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, R. FitzGerald, E. Clifford, N. Rowan. Full Water Quality Monitoring of a Traditional Flow-Through Rainbow Trout Farm. Fishes 2018, 3(3), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes3030028

Reports

MOREFISH: A Report on Freshwater Aquaculture Trade Effluent Licenses. March 2017. (Link)

Please note that this report will be updated as further information is received.

MOREFISH – Enhancing production and sustainability in Irish freshwater aquaculture. Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Final Report. (Link)

Presentations

R. Cooney, A. Tahar, E. Clifford (2019). Incorporating sustainability into research projects. LeNS World Distributed Conference. Politecnico di Milano, Italy. April 3rd-5th. Video presentation and conference presentation available – (Link)

S. Naughton, A. Tahar, S. Kavanagh, N. Rowan (2018). Development and testing of molecular-based methodologies for real-time profiling of biological communities in freshwater aquaculture. World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture 2018. Montpelier, France.

A. Kennedy, A. Tahar, R. Cooney, S. Naughton, C. Behan, A. Fogarty, S. R, FitzGerald, N. Rowan, E. Clifford (2018). MOREFISH – Enhancing production and sustainability in Irish freshwater aquaculture. World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture 2018. Montpelier, France.

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, R. Cooney, S. Naughton, C. Behan, E. O’Neill, S. Kavanagh, N. Rowan, E. Clifford (2018). EcoAqua project: Supporting the sustainable development of the Irish freshwater aquaculture industry. World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture 2018. Montpelier, France.

R. Cooney, W. Finnegan, E. Clifford 2018. Comparative life cycle assessment of alternative feed in Irish rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) production. 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2018. Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. 27th March.

C. Behan 2017. Key Performance Indicators and Sustainability Metrics in Freshwater Aquaculture. European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2017. Dubrovnik, Croatia. 17th-20th October. (Link)

S. Naughton, N. Rowan, A. Tahar, S. Kavanagh, A. Fogarty 2017. An Ecotoxicological Investigation on the Effects of Pulsed Ultraviolet Light on Selected Aquatic Chemical Disinfectants. 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2017. Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland. 11th April. (Link)

R. Cooney, A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, R. FitzGerald, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2017. Ins and outs: Life cycle assessment of Ireland’s freshwater aquaculture sector. Irish Freshwater Biologists Meeting 2017. Dundalk, Ireland. 1oth March. (Link)

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. Cooney, R. FitzGerald, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2016. Long term evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on river quality in Ireland – a 10 years case study. European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2016. Edinburgh, Scotland. 23rd September. (Link)

R. Cooney, R. FitzGerald, E. Clifford 2016. Use of Life Cycle Assessment in Irish Freshwater Aquaculture Systems. 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016. University of Limerick, Ireland. 24th March. (Link)

R. Walsh, A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. FitzGerald, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2015. MOREFISH Enhancing production and sustainability in Irish aquaculture. World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture 2015. Montpelier, France. 25th August. (Link)

A. Tahar, R. Walsh, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. FitzGerald, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2015. Enhancing sustainability in the Irish freshwater aquaculture sector. European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2015. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 23rd October. (Link)

Poster Presentations

G. Diver, L. Patton, E. Clifford, R. Cooney (2019). Building Information Modelling: Design, Life Cycle Assessment of Infrastructure and Life Cycle Costs of Case-Study Aquaculture Systems. 29th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2019. Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland. April 15th – 17th.

H. Witter Gregory, A. Tahar, E. Clifford, M. Gormally, R. Cooney (2019). Room for Growth: The Production of a Nutrient Budget for a Catchment with Freshwater Aquaculture Activities – A Case Study. The 2nd Irish Ecological Association Conference, NUI, Galway, Ireland. 10th-12th January.

S. Naughton, A. Tahar, S. Kavanagh, O. Donohue, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan 2018.  Development and Testing of Molecular-Based Methodologies for Real-Time Profiling of Biological Communities in Freshwater Aquaculture. 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2018. Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland 26th-28th March. (Link)

E. O’Neill, A. Fogarty, O. Donohoe, N. Rowan 2018.Development of ecotoxicological toolbox for assessing freshwater finfish aquaculture effluent. 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2018. Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland 26th-28th March. (Link)

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. Cooney, O. Donohoe, C. Behan, S. Kavanagh  R. FitzGerald, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2018. EcoAqua: Supporting the sustainable development of the Irish freshwater aquaculture industry. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2018. Galway, Ireland. February. (Link)

A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. Cooney, C. Behan, S. Kavanagh  R. FitzGerald, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2018. MOREFISH: Enhancing productivity and sustainability in Irish freshwater aquaculture (2015-2017). Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2018. Galway, Ireland. February. (Link)

R. Cooney, W. Finnegan, E. Clifford 2018. Comparative life cycle assessment of alternative feed in Irish rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) production. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2018. Galway, Ireland. February. (Link)

R. Cooney, A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, R. FitzGerald, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2016. Incorporating Biodiversity Impact Potential into Life Cycle Assessment of Freshwater Aquaculture using Water Frame Work Directive Techniques. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, Galway, Ireland. 9th December. (Link)

R. FitzGerald, R. Cooney, A. Tahar, A. Kennedy, C. Behan, S. Naughton, S. Kavanagh, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2016. MOREFISH – Enhancing Production and Sustainability in Irish Freshwater Aquaculture.  Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, Galway, Ireland. 9th December. (Link)

N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2016. DAFM-Funded MOREFISH platform -Enhancing sustainability in the Irish freshwater aquaculture. JPI Water networking workshop. Vienna, Austria. 1st December December. (Link)

S.  Naughton, N. Rowan, A. Tahar, S. Kavanagh, A. Fogarty 2016. Disinfection of Selected Finfish Pathogens Important in Irish Freshwater Aquaculture using Pulsed Ultraviolet Light Technology. 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016. University of Limerick, Ireland. 22nd-24th March. (Link)

A. Tahar, R. Walsh, A. Kennedy, S. Naughton, R. FitzGerald, A. Fogarty, N. Rowan, E. Clifford 2015. Enhancing sustainability in the Irish freshwater aquaculture sector. European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2015. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 21st-23rd October. (Link)

Media

Minister for Agriculture announcing the BIM, EMFF funded project – ShellAqua on Galway Bay FM.

https://soundcloud.com/user-653674373/shellaqua-annoucement-gbfm-03062021

MOREFISH introduction video. (Link)

MOREFISH Project Newsletter Issue 1 (March 2016) (Link)

MOREFISH Project Newsletter Issue 2 (January 2017) (Link)

MOREFISH Researchgate. (Link)

Exposure

Recent articles about the MOREFISH project in newspapers, newsletters and digital media.

NUIG project to assess benefits of shellfish aquaculture on marine environment – Connacht Tribune & Galway Bay FM, July 2021

Coastal Growers Welcome New NUI Galway Project to Measure Wider Benefits of Shellfish Aquaculture – Afloat.ie, July 2021

NUI Galway aquaculture project to quantify human benefits provided by Irish shellfish sector – Galway Advertiser, July 2021

Clew Bay included in ShellAqua ecosystems services research project – Connaught Telegraph, July 2021

NUI Galway Aquaculture Project to Quantify Ecosystem Services Provided by the Irish Shellfish Sector – NUI Galway Press Release, July 2021

Shellfish producers to monitor environmental performance, May 2021 (Link)

IATiP interview, July 2020 (Link).

Even MOREFISH. Aquaculture and Seafood Ireland, June 2020 (Link)

MOREFISH and how to get them. Aquaculture and Seafood Ireland, May 2018 (Link)

MOREFISH: Research Project – Engineering Sustainability in Irish Aquaculture. Engineers Journal Ireland. April 19th 2017. (Link)

Great news for Athlone IT today. Westmeath Independent, Oct 7th 2016. (Link)

MOREFISH – research on improving freshwater aquaculture production management, resource efficiency and sustainability. EPA Catchments Newsletter, Issue 3. Jun 2016. (Link)

Project poised to position Ireland as an innovator in aquaculture. Hatchery International. Feb 12th 2016. (Link)

MOREFISH to improve aquaculture management. AIT Life, p.23. Jan 23rd 2016. (Link)

New project to significantly improve aquaculture efficiencies. Galway Advertiser, Dec 30th 2015. (Link)

New Project To Significantly Improve Aquaculture Efficiencies. NUI, Galway Press Office. Dec 23rd 2015. (Link)