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Castlemain Harbour Seed Mussel Map 2014 Seed Mussel Survey report for Castlemaine Harbour/ Cromane 2014 Report on the seed mussel survey for Castlemaine Harbour/Cromane (the channel between Rosbehy Point and Inch Point from the Bar to Jack's Pub) between 21 July and 24 July 2014 1 Aug 2014
Irish Sea Mussel map 2014 Seed Mussel Survey Report for the South Irish Sea 2014 Report on the Seed Mussel Survey for the South Irish Sea between 01 and 03 July 2014 15 Jul 2014
Codling Bank Survey Report Cover Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Codling Bank Area 2014 Report on the seed mussel survey for the area north and east of the shallows on the Codling Bank between 27 and 30 June 2014 15 Jul 2014
Mussel Survey Map of Wicklow Area 2014 Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Wicklow Area 2014 Report on the seed mussel survey for the Wicklow area from Five Miles Point (North) to Ballynacarrig/ Jack's Hole (South)on the coast within five nautical miles of the shore between 25 May and 26 June 2014 2 Jul 2014
Cahore Point Seed Map 2014 Preliminary Seed Mussel Survey Report for Cahore Point and the Rusk Channel 2014 Area surveyed: From the Rusk Buoys N. 1 and 2 to the North Blackwater cardinal buoy; between the Rusk Bank and the shore and around Cahore point. The area was surveyed between 15 and 26 May 2014 24 Jun 2014
Seed Mussel Survey Rosslare 2014 Preliminary Seed Mussel Survey Report for Rosslare, the north Long Bank West and East and Blackwater 2014 Report on the seed mussel survey in the channel between the Calmines buoy and the West Holdens buoy and west of the Holdens bed; between the Lucifer Bank and the Long Bank (North) and north of the West Long buoy between the coast and the Blackwater bank between 23 April and 02 May 2014 24 Jun 2014
Long Bank spat 2014 Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Northwest Long Bank Area 2014 Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Northwest Long Bank Area on 20 May 2014 24 Jun 2014
Aquaculture Survey 2013 Cover Aquaculture Survey 2013 Statistics on production, price and employment in the primary aquaculture sector in 2013 based on our annual survey of all licensed aquaculture producers 29 Apr 2014
BIM report cover BIM Seed Mussel Growth Report for the Lambay Sound, Rush and Howth Area 2013 Our report on the seed mussel surveyed Northeast of Malahide up to the Cable Rock, around Rush Point for the Lambay sound. Between Howth and Ireland¿s Eye, the Nose of Howth and between the Baily Lighthouse and Drumleck Point in August 2013 28 Aug 2013
BIM report cover BIM Seed Mussel Growth Report for the South Irish Sea 2013 Our report on the growth of the previously found seed settlements at Cahore Point, Blackwater head and between the Lucifer bank and the Long Bankin August 2013 28 Aug 2013
Report Cover BIM Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Wicklow Area 2013 - Including July Update Our report on the seed mussel surveyed from Five Miles Point (North) to Ballynacarrig/ Jack's Hole (South) on the coast and the North end of the Arklow Bank (South) to the edge the India Bank Channel (North) on the seaward side in April-May 2013 including a July 2013 update from Six Miles Point to North Brittas Bay to the North Arklow Buoy to the India North Buoy. 7 Aug 2013
Report Cover BIM Seed Mussel Survey Report for Cahore Point and the Rusk Channel Area 2013 Our report on the seed mussel survey from the shore (Kilmuckridge) to the Money Weights Bank including the Rusk Channel and Cahore Point itself in May-June and July 2013 24 Jul 2013
Report Cover BIM Seed Mussel Survey Report for the Blackwater Area in 2013 Our report on the seed mussel surveyed from Blackwater Head to the Blackwater Bank going north toward Ballyvaldon in July 2013 24 Jul 2013
BIM Aquaculture Survey 2012 Cover Aquaculture Survey 2012 Statistics on production, price and employment in the primary aquaculture sector in 2012 based on our annual survey of all licensed aquaculture producers 19 Jul 2013
Seed Mussel Survey Report Cover Our report on the Seed Mussel Survey for the area between the Long Bank and the Lucifer Bank in 2013 Report on the 2013 Seed Mussel Survey for the area between the Long Bank and the Lucifer Bank in June 2013. Please note: Under EU Habitats and Birds Directives, Appropriate Assessments (AA) are required of activities which are likely to have a significant impact on designated Natura 2000 sites. As this seed bed falls within a Natura 2000 site, the proposed fishing activity is undergoing appropriate assessment at present. The assessment report will be published for consultation later this week. 16 Jul 2013
BIM Aqauculture Survey 2011 Cover BIM Aquaculture Survey 2011 Statistics on production, price and employment in the primary aquaculture sector in 2011 based on our annual survey of all licensed aquaculture producers 30 Aug 2012
Report cover Report on the Seed Mussel Growth Monitored in the South Irish Sea Area Our report on the seed mussel growth monitored in the South irish Sea Area in July 2012 29 Aug 2012
Seed mussel survey map of Cahore Point area in 2012 Report on the Seed Mussel Survey for the Cahore Point Area Our report on the seed mussel surveyed in the Cahore Point Area in June and July 2012 27 Jul 2012
Blackwater Bank Map Report on the Seed Mussel Survey for the Blackwater Bank Area Our report on the seed mussel surveyed in the Blackwater Bank area in May and June 2012. 4 Jul 2012
Mussel_Survey_Report_Wicklow_2012_Thubmnail.jpg Report on the Seed Mussel Stock Survey for the Wicklow Head Area in 2012 Our report on the seed mussel surveyed in the Wicklow Head Area in July and August 2012 29 Aug 2012
Roslare area map Report on the Seed Mussel Survey for the Rosslare Area Our report on the seed mussel surveyed in the Rosslare area in May and June 2012 4 Jul 2012
Aquaculture Explained 26 - thumbnail Cultivating Laminaria digitata (2.5Mb) Series: BIM Aquaculture Explained Issue 26
Hatchery sporulation techniques for digitata are described. Collectors with string are sprayed and deployed at sea. Growth results from sea sites are presented and harvesting methods are introduced for the period 2008 - 2011. 2 Aug 2011
Seaweed Market Report Cover 50x70 A Market Analysis towards the Further Development of Seaweed Aquaculture in Ireland (4.5Mb) An analysis of the opportunities for the Irish seaweed and biotechnology sector which is worth €18M per annum. Topics discussed include: harvesting and processing seaweed to market, market development, strategy and research & development. 15 Jul 2011
Seaweed Hatchery-FrontCover70-50 Business Plan for the Establishment of a Seaweed Hatchery and Grow-Out Farm (2.8Mb) Indicative costs for the set up and running of a hatchery and 100 tonne Laminaria digitata grow-out farm. Labour is the most significant cost item in the analysis however synergies can be achieved by combining seaweed farming with mussel farms. 15 Jul 2011
Cultivating Palmaria palmata (3.4Mb) Series: Aquaculture Explained Issue 27
Palmaria spores are settled onto suitable substrate (nets or string) and cultivated in seawater supplemented with nutrients. High mortality can be a factor during the early stages. Growth of Palmaria on nets and droppers at sea is described for the period 2008-2011. 15 Jul 2011
Palmaria palmata - Recommendations for optimal techniques for obtaining spores of Palmaria palmata, settling and maintaining them prior to outplanting at sea (1.3Mb) Trials at three hatcheries to optimise techniques for obtaining and successfully maintaining spores are described in detail. 15 Jul 2011
Palmaria palmata - Recommendations for optimal ongrowing and harvesting techniques (1.5Mb) Growth trials at two sea sites are described and multiple harvests are evaluated. A pre-requisite of this is an even and dense cover by sporelings. 15 Jul 2011
Abalone Hatchery Manual Abalone Hatchery Manual (4.4Mb) Series: BIM Aquaculture Explained Issue 25
The Irish abalone industry has been slow to develop but in more recent years with the successful establishment of a number of commercial hatcheries around the south and west coasts, in addition to developments in land based recirculation technologies, there has been increased interest and investment in this sector. 19 Apr 2011
An Illustrated Hatchery Guide for the Production of Clawed Lobsters (1.1Mb) Series: BIM Aquaculture explained No. 23
An Illustrated Hatchery Guide to Producing European Clawed lobster (Homarus Gammarus) 16 Sep 2009
Status of aquaculture 2007 Status of Irish Aquaculture 2007 (6.6Mb) A compilation report of information on Irish Aquaculture. Marine Institute, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Údarás na Gaeltachta. 10 Jul 2008
Perch Image Farming of Eurasian Perch (Volume 1) Juvenile Production (4.5Mb) Series: BIM Aquaculture Explained Issue 24
This publication is a timely review of the techniques used in the production of the Eurasian Perch (Perca fluviatilis). The manual is a joint publication by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and the European CRAFT project on perch (PERCATECH). It seeks to outline the current status, state of the art and practices of juvenile perch production in Europe. 19 Jun 2008
Newsletter 61 Aquaculture Newsletter Issue no. 61 (332kb) 1. World Seafood Congress 2. World First in Aquaculture Eco-Standards 3. Offshore Aquaculture in Europe-The Next Steps? 12 Nov 2007
newsletter no. 60 Aquaculture Newsletter Issue no. 60 (1Mb) 1. Desktop virtual aquaculture (i.e. simulation) 2. BIMs Shellfish Carrying Capacity and Water Quality Modelling Project launches new name - U.I.S.C.E. 12 Jul 2007
newsletter no.59 Aquaculture Newsletter Issue no. 59 (557kb) 1. Report on the 6th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety. 2. Harvesting of the first cod farmed to market size in Ireland. 12 Apr 2007
Status of aquaculture 2006 Status of Irish Aquaculture 2006 (7.7Mb) An information report on Irish Aquaculture by the Marine Institute, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Taighde Mara Teo. 19 Jul 2007
rising tide The Rising Tide - A Review of the Bottom Grown (BG) Mussel Sector on the Island of Ireland (2.4Mb) A review of the Bottom Grown mussel sector with recommendations for the further development of the industry. 20 Jul 2006
Rope Mussel Review of the Irish Rope Mussel Industry (1.4Mb) BIM and Enterprise Ireland have set out blueprint for the Irish Rope Mussel Industry.  16 Dec 2006
Aquaculture status 2005 Status of Irish Aquaculture 2005 (1Mb) An information report on Irish Aquaculture by the Marine Institute, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Taighde Mara Teo. 16 Jun 2006
newletter no. 58 Aquaculture Newsletter Issue no. 58 (501kb) 1. Oyster fishermen involved in the extensive bottom culture of gigas oysters undertake a fact-finding trip, to Brittany. 2. Importance of the quality of Irish oysters with French buyers 12 Dec 2006
Aquaculture status 2004 Status of Irish Aquaculture 2004 (5.3Mb) Second annual report on the status of Irish aquaculture. Produced in collaboration with BIM, the Marine Institute and Taighde Mara. 16 Jun 2005
farming the deep thumbnail Cover Farming the Deep Blue A report jointly commissionedby BIM and the Marine Institute to assess the potential for the further development of offshore farming of finfish in Ireland and internationally. Publication coincided with an international conference on October 06-07 2004 entitled `Farming the Deep Blue', organised by BIM. 6 Oct 2004
Seahorses to Sea Urchins cover Seahorses to Sea Urchins - The next big splash in Irish aquaculture (1.6Mb) In this report we assess the commercial viability of farming five species: cod, abalone, urchins, perch and seahorses. 15 Apr 2002