AQUAPHOTO

Aquaculture in Ireland

Irish Aquaculture in 2006 was worth 124.6 million euro and includes shellfish and finfish production. Finfish production of 12,7126 tonnes in 2006 was valued at 61.4million Euro. Shellfish Production was 44,696 tonnes and valued at 62.2 Million Euro (source BIM)

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Mussel farmer John Harrington discusses biotoxin shellfish monitoring with Peter Heffernan CEO Marine Institute and Alan Reilly Food Safety Authority of Ireland at the 6th Irish Shellfish Safety Scientific Workshop in Galway 2005
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BIM scientist Mary Hannan recording seawater temperature in Clew Bay
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Minister of State at Marine, John Brown with Pat Keough CEO BIM
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Alan Reilly Deputy Chief Executive Food Safety Authority of Ireland at the 6th Irish Shellfish Safety Scientific Workshop in Galway where the shellfish industry heard of the latest development in marine biotoxin testing and an overview of marine biotoxins in Irish waters in 2005
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Dredging bottom mussels in  Carlingford Lough
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Achill currach fishermen Liam Cattigan, Christy Gallagher enjoy a break from oyster fishing in Blacksod Bay
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Minister of State at Marine Pat the Cope Gallagher at an Irish Shellfish Association meeting
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Rossmore - site of proposed landfill discharge outfall into Clew bay 2008
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A prototype warning navigation light for aquaculture sites  on trials at Blackshell mussel farm, Inishlaughil, Clew Bay, County Mayo 23012006
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