Improving Productivity

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This research aims to collect pathogenic bacteria from finfish marine aquaculture and freshwater sites for identification, characterisation and isolate generation and to develop cultures for incorporation into autogenous vaccines.
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The aim of the project is to identify and characterise antimicrobial peptides from a range of seaweed species and is particularly focused on the functional effect of the peptides extracted from seaweed products.
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MFRC researchers are collaborating with IT Sligo to investigate antimicrobial peptides in Atlantic Salmon.
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MFRC researcher, Dr José Fariñas-Franco, is involved in this H2020 funded European collaboration which aims to increase the production and exploitation of cultivated seaweed in Europe an environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable manner.
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This project explores the feasibility of manufacturing gourmet products from sprat, and tests their product safety, acceptability and quality attributes, contributing to products that will combine a ‘West of Ireland origin’ with high-quality and sustainability.
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This project aims to evaluate the development of high-quality, healthy and nutritious seafood products using fish roe, milt and liver, to add value to these under-utilised ingredients.
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The main objective of MARABIOACTIVE is to develop reproducible scalable protocols for the generation of high quality prototype blue whiting (BW) biofunctional peptide ingredients with appetite modulating activity.