IFA Aquaculture Conference 2019

IFA Aquaculture held its inaugural Aquaculture conference and annual meeting at the Connacht Hotel, Galway on the 26th September 2019, with over 200 people in attendance.

Presentations that were given on the day can be found below.

This event is supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) who hosted ‘Taste the Atlantic – Celebration of Irish Aquaculture’ as part of the event later the same evening.

Over the past few months, IFA Aquaculture has been undergoing the process of essential change with the formation of a new structure within the IFA.

This process was formalised during a general meeting held at the Connacht Hotel, Galway on Thursday 26th September, where IFA Aquaculture members ratified the formation of IFA Aquaculture as a single consolidated body representing all sectors of the Irish aquaculture industry.

IFA Aquaculture is comprised of representatives from all sectors of the Irish aquaculture industry, this includes all stakeholders that farm fish, shellfish, seaweeds and for other novel species that may be cultured around the coastline of Ireland. This new consolidated representative body will replace previous representative bodies, namely Irish Shellfish Association (ISA) and Irish Salmon Growers Association (ISGA).

IFA Aquaculture will focus on providing strong industry representation nationally and internationally, supporting the improvement and development of the Irish aquaculture industry and promoting positive aspects of Irish aquaculture.

IFA Aquaculture Conference 2019


Click on the cover images below to see the full presentations.

Shellfish Safety Update

Dave Clark, Marine Institute

Market Activity & Trends

Richard Donnelly, BIM.



FEAS Aquaculture: Update on Current Aquaculture Projects

Neil Ruane, FEAS – Aquaculture Team.

IFA Aquaculture

Teresa Morrissey, IFA.

An Introduction to IATiP

David Murphy, IATiP.

Update on Aquaculture Licensing

John Quinlan, Aquaculture and Foreshore Management, Division Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Fish Health Update

Bill Doré, Fish health Unit, Marine Institute.

The EU Aquaculture Perspective

Kathryn Stack, Secretary General of Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

Grant Aid for the Aquaculture Sector – The Sustainable Aquaculture Scheme


Bord Bia Services to the Aquaculture Sector

Bord Bia