New inshore survey boat launched to monitor mussel bed stocks
The new inshore survey boat which will used to monitor mussel bed stocks
(REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, 4/10/2019)
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed launched a new inshore survey boat in Kinsale, Co Cork, which will used to monitor mussel bed stocks.
The Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) T Burke II will be primarily used to monitor and survey mussel bed stocks in Dingle Bay and along the east coast from Carnsore Point, Co Wexford to Carlingford, Co Louth. A side scan sonar will send sound waves to the bottom of the seabed allowing BIM technical officers to know whether seed mussel is present or not.
The Irish mussel industry was valued at EUR 11.7 million to the Irish economy in 2018. Almost 14,000 tonnes...