Meeting Analyzes Models to Help Irish Aquaculture Farmers Maximize Profitability and Minimize Water Quality Impacts
A scientist from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science participated in the mid-term meeting of the UISCE (Gaelic for fish) project that combines hydrologic, shellfish growth, and the Assessment of Estuarine Trophic Status (ASSETS) eutrophication models to look at sustainability and maximizing yields and profitability for aquaculture in Irish Seas, while minimizing water quality impacts.
The work is supported by the BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Irish Sea Fisheries Board, www.bim.ie) and is being conducted by a team that includes European and American partners. The meeting was held in Dublin on January 15-16, 2008. The project will result in a report and peer-reviewed publication, as well as online accessible tools for aquaculture farmers.