Disrupting Global Aquaculture

11th July 2019

Posted In: FYI

An Innovation workshop aimed at ‘disrupting’ global aquaculture held in Dublin today {11.7.2019} marks the conclusion of a specialist programme being held in Dublin aimed at taking young Irish based aquaculture businesses to the next level.

The two-week Innovation Workshop has been taking place in the Guinness Enterprise Centre and offering specific supports to start-ups including exposure to capital, mentoring and marketing expertise. The workshop is being run by Hatch and supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The 13 Irish based start-ups selected to join the workshop are diverse; areas of focus include aquaculture analytics; use of pulsed light for underwater disinfection, and the integrated use of bogland for trout production. Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM, met with founders of some of the businesses at the workshop today and spoke about the critical need to drive innovation within the seafood sector in Ireland. Pictured was Wayne Murphy COO Hatch with Elena Piana of Seafresh Group, Kate Dempsey of Aqualicense & Irish Mussel Seed Co and Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM. Picture Jason Clarke