BIM’s remote classroom focuses on Importance of local Seafood Production and Healthy Eating in support of Listowel Food Fair

Ms. Katherina Broderick, Principal Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, pictured with students, left/right, Isobel Stack, Stephanie Sheahan, Jessica O’Sullivan, Aine Fitzmaurice, Jessica O’Sullivan, Niamh Buckley and Eimear Buckley


Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency is contributing its Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) to the students of Listowel and its environs as part of the Listowel Food Fair. The huge, interactive remote classroom normally visits our schools, but has moved to online webinars, that have proven equally as popular with students, under Covid-19 safety guidelines.


BIM is hosting a series of webinars over three days as part of the Food Festival, with 60 primary and secondary schools, registered to attend, reaching over 1,000 students in the area. The expert presenters talk about aquaculture production in the Kerry area and the important socio-economic benefits to the local community from the sustainable production of seafood. For example, Tralee hosts one of the largest native oyster fisheries in Europe and Cromane produces €5-6 million worth of premium quality mussels and oysters every year!


The webinars also highlight the nutritional benefits of eating seafood as part of a healthy diet, detailing the nutritional values of our three main aquaculture products: namely organic salmon, mussels, and oysters!