Improving Productivity

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.
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.
MFRC researchers are collaborating with IT Sligo to investigate antimicrobial peptides in Atlantic Salmon.
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.
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.
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.
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.