For Fish Farmers

Our environmental experts can advise you on new fishing and fish farming opportunities, responsible fishing and farming practices, and the latest environmental innovations.

Fish farming and the environment

Fish farming requires a pristine environment to produce excellent, safe seafood. It is in the interest of the Irish fish farmer to be an early adopter of the most environmentally friendly practices possible.

Building on this our food quality schemes support the production of world-class farmed seafood and can help you to differentiate your products in the marketplace through eco, organic and quality labelling.

Irish Eco Assurance Logo Learn about how you can get certified so you can use quality labelling

How BIM can help

We can assist you in adapting your business to the environment with the following services:

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

Advice on Aquaculture licensing service

Fish farming is carried out on the foreshore, a common property of every citizen in Ireland. To be sustainable, fish farming must be carried out in harmony with the other activities on the foreshore, which are on the increase. Licensing of aquaculture has become more sophisticated as a result.

We help fish farmers successfully renew existing licences or to obtain a new licence.

When applying for a license, fish farmers can:

  • get help from one of our team of regional Aquaculture Resource Development Officers
  • get help via our network in making a license application

Meet the Team

Peter Donlon
Peter Donlon
Speak to me about: licencing, grants, CLAMS and developing your business.
Location: based in the West
Direct: +353 91 563 104
Catherine Butler
Speak to me about: licencing, grants, CLAMS, marking your site and developing your business.
Location: based in the South West
Direct: +353 06 824885
Mobile: +353 87 2640089
Brian_OLoan
Brian O'Loan
Speak to me about: site marks, licencing, grants, CLAMS and developing your business.
Location: based in the South East
Direct: +353 53 9171724
Mobile: +353 87 2626578
Mary Hannan
Speak to me about: licencing, CLAMS, marking your site, grants and developing your business, water quality monitoring and shellfish cultivation (native oysters, gigas-pacific oysters, scallops, mussels).
Location: based in the North West
Direct: +353 98 41477
Mobile: +353 87 2230602
Dave Millard
David Millard
Speak to me about: licencing, grants, CLAMS, marking your site and developing your business.
Location: based in the South
Direct: +353 27 71238
Mobile: +353 87 2640077

Funding

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