Bantry Marine Research Station Ltd (BMRS) is a privately owned marine biotechnology company focused on delivery of marine bio-based products and processes. BMRS was incorporated in 2016 following a restructuring of Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station Ltd, prior to that it was operated by University College Cork’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre. The facility has demonstrated its research and project delivery capability over two decades.
BMRS strategic intent is to become a leader in marine bio resource delivery.
BMRS holds an aquaculture research licence a HPRA animal experimentation licence and seaweed farming licence, it operates a purpose-built research facility and aquaculture vessel. Infrastructure includes micro and macro algal laboratories, marine shellfish and fish hatchery, challenge trial units and dry laboratory facilities. It is ideally located on the shores of Bantry bay in the south west of Ireland.