Technology Services for Fish Farmers

Fish farming is a rapidly evolving form of food production. New species of fish and shellfish and new technologies and equipment are being developed all the time. We provide a range of services to help you keep abreast of these changes and make your business as competitive and as productive as possible.

Technology services

Part of BIM’s work is to help fish farmers to keep business on the leading edge of technology. BIM also helps fish farmers identify inefficiencies and develop new ideas. We support specific technological development in four different categories:

  • Oysters, mussels and Manila clams      
  • Abalone, urchins, scallops
  • Salmon and trout
  • Perch, char, cod and seaweed

New technology

To support the development of the seafood industry, we stay up-to-date with the latest technological innovations internationally. Where we consider these of potential benefit to the Irish industry we:

  1. Import the technology—we look for new technologies globally, and bring the most promising ones to Ireland to be assessed by BIM.
  2. Trial the technology—we work with industry to test the technology and undertake a systematically evaluation of the technology when employed under Irish conditions.
  3. Present the technology—the outcomes of our technology trials are made available to industry.
  4. Distribute the technology—when outcomes of technology trials are positive, we support the widespread introduction of the technology in Ireland through our grant schemes.

In this way we funnel suitable technology towards the aquaculturists who will benefit from it. This saves local fish farmers time and expense in conducting this research themselves and most importantly, protects entrepreneurs against costly errors.

Read about the successful technical transfer of the New Zealand continuous recyclable rope mussel on-growing system to Irish aquaculture.

Seed Mussel Stock Surveys

We are continually monitoring the mussel beds around the Irish coast to assist industry with the sustainable management of the resource. Read the latest Seed Mussel Stock Surveys

Lucy Watson
Lucy Watson
Speak to me about: perch, char, cod and seaweed
Direct: +353 1 2144288
Mobile: +353 87 2691149
Louise Collins 230x180
Louise Collins
Speak to me about: salmon and trout
Location: BIM Office, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Direct: +353 74 9732604
Mobile: +353 87 4190340
Trish Daly
Patricia Daly
Speak to me about: oysters, mussels and Manilla clams
Direct: +353 1 2144253
Mobile: +353 87 2058832
Geoff Robinson
Geoff Robinson
Speak to me about: abalone, urchins and scallops
Direct: +353 1 214 4196
Mobile: +353 87 905 7953