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A new dawn for Irish aquaculture

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A new dawn for Irish aquaculture


Wednesday, July 05, 2017 




A new dawn for Irish aquaculture

New data from Bord Iascaigh Mhara shows that aquaculture production rose 9% in volume to 44,000 tonnes in 2016. The value of production at first point of sale also increased by about 13% to €167 million.

The aquaculture industry contributed to providing 1,949 jobs, a 6% increase on 2015.

Oysters are aquaculture’s single largest employer, accounting for nearly 1,300 of these. Oyster farming is a relatively young industry in Ireland. Many of those involved are first generation producers. This has meant that they have been on a steep learning curve. Those in the industry have now developed the skills to more consistently produce the quality of oyster required by the market.

Read the report here.