New Project to Significantly Improve Efficiencies in Fish Farming


Salmon Aquaculture Facility (Image source – used under Creative Commons Attribution)

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 Bord Iascaigh Mhara, through the Knowledge Gateway Scheme, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.


The output of this project will include new information, new methods, and increased awareness. It has built on capacity for, and developed new partnerships focused on, research and innovation in environment and health.

Salmon egg hatching – (Image source – used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2)

The full version of this article can be read on the main AIT website here

This project has also been highlighted in the national media and was recently the focus of an article in the Irish Times, see article here