NCCOS Scientist Supports Effort to Maximize Aquaculture in Irish Harbors
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is part of an international team that is combining hydrologic, shellfish growth and the Assessment of Estuarine Trophic Status eutrophication models to look at sustainability of aquaculture and water quality impacts in Irish waters. A meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland on June 11-12, 2007 with the Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Irish Sea Fisheries Board which supports the international effort (www.bim.ie; www.bim2b.com). Researchers are studying three harbors in Ireland (Dungarvan, Wexford and Killary). This project is in the sixth month of a 2 year study, the results of which will appear in a report and peer reviewed publication, as well as online accessible tools for aquaculture farmers.