BMRS has a multi-species aquaculture research licence – finfish, crustaceans, molluscs, and macroalgae. Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) registered authorisation for animal experimentation.

Trial facilities include, salt water ambient and controlled environment tank infrastructure, a range of tank sizes and experimental design, capacity 100m3. Water filtration, sterilisation and treatment systems. Environmental monitoring and emergency systems for stock and site security. Temperature-controlled rooms, wet and dry laboratories, sterile facilities. Macroalgae hatchery and culture facilities. Marine fish hatchery and on-growing units. Marine site for the culture of seaweed and research vessel.

Stages of the Seaweed Hatchery

Figure 1 - Collection of seaweed
Figure 2 - Spores develop in gametophytes
Figure 3 - Analysis ofgametophytes
Figure 4 - String with zygotes
Figure 5 - Deploying seaweed
Figure 6 - Seaweed on line