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Bantry Marine Research Station (BMRS)
https://www.bmrs.ie/
BMRS has established itself as a provider of marine research with global recognition for its work and has forged a reputation in project delivery. BMRS is located on the shores of Bantry Bay an ideal location for marine research activities in the North Atlantic Area. Bantry Bay has a great maritime history, from Napoleonic naval invasions to harbouring the Royal Navy’s North Atlantic fleet, a deep-water port for Panamax oil tankers and sheltering respite for Europe’s fishing fleet in heavy weather. Aquaculture businesses, fishing operations and processing plants supported by ship building and harbour facilities located in a pristine vibrant ecosystem all combine to make this a superb location for marine research and development activities.
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Gearhies, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
51.64327621459961
-9.589744567871094
Ireland
The BMRS has been in operation since 1991 originally as part of the Aquaculture and Development Centre (ADC), University College Cork. However in late 2005 it was established as an independent research station with a hatchery and both commercial scale shellfish and finfish farms.
Dr Julie Maguire, Dr. Fiona Moejes, Dr. Daryl Gunning, Luke Wilson, Dave Evans
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Facility research topics
-Aquaculture -Sustainable aquaculture development -Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture -Cleaner fish (e.g. lumpfish) -Earth observation -Traceability -Hatchery (e.g. sea urchins)
Species held at facility
Species held at facilitySea urchins, Green Algae
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Research at the station has included commercial trials, consultancy and co-ordination in EC projects. The facility contains a fully equipped laboratory, pump ashore water supply, seawater filtration and treatment complex, freshwater and seawater storage silos, polytunnel with various-sized tanks workshop and office. The hatchery itself contains conditioning broodstock tanks, larval rearing tanks, settlement tanks, nursery rearing tanks and two algal rearing rooms. Outside the building there are systems in operation containing tanks ranging from 1m3 to 8m3.
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