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.
How BIM can help
We can assist you in adapting your business to the environment with the following services:
- Advice on aquaculture licensing
- Advice on environmental management systems (Ecopact)
- Local initiatives for fish farming involving the surrounding community in our Co-ordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems (CLAMS)
- Group Marking of Sites to Improve Navigation and Safety
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