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Sustainable seafood packaging

Sinead Mellett is a scientific researcher on the Neptunus Project, which looks at sustainable seafood. Quality packaging is essential to the shelf life of seafood products. Today, the bulk of packaging is made from single-use plastics, thus representing a big source of pollution. The food processing industry is therefore looking for susta...
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A sustainable approach to the seafood sector using LCA

In this podcast Dr Sinead Mellett, Interreg Neptunus project talks to Ronan Cooney, Marine Scientist, More fish, NUI Galway about the Life cycle assessment (LCA) approach used in the Neptunus project. The LCA approach adopted evaluates the inputs, the outputs and the impacts associated with production of seafood right through the value...
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Freshwater Aquaculture Workshop,15th March, Sheraton, Athlone

Workshop on Freshwater Aquaculture
“Model Trout Farm concept – Applicability for Irish Freshwater Aquaculture ?”
(15th March 2018 – Sheraton Hotel, Athlone)

Objectives of Meeting

Following on from the 2017 MOREFISH presentation by Per Bovbjerg Pedersen (DTU), the ...
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AIT receives funding for new sate of the art STEM building

Funding for a new AIT STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building was recently announced as part of the Department of Education and Skills €200 million investment in Institutes of Technology.

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin welcomed the announcement and said that this represents a significant day for ...
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New Project to Significantly Improve Efficiencies in Fish Farming

[caption id="attachment_1472" align="alignright" width="300"] Salmon Aquaculture Facility (Image source - used under Creative Commons Attribution)[/caption]
An innovative multidisciplinary aquaculture project led by NUI Galway and Athlone Institute of Technology is set to improve production efficiencies and management of fa...
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Dr. Alex Tahar

In the field of water and environmental engineering since 2007, I had the opportunity to develop a strong expertise in different kinds of water treatment processes including some of the most intensive (i.e. membrane bioreactor, nitrifying/denitrifying activated sludge, Ultraviolet light), extensive ones such as constructed wetlands (surfa...
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