17th July

Four-wheel remote aquaculture classroom

Students will be able to learn how fish is produced and farmed when an Aquaculture Remote Classroom begins visiting national schools nationwide from September.

BIM ARC launch 2018

Sadhbh Hendrick and Deanna Dooley enjoying the ARC headsets

Speaking at the launch during 'Our Ocean Wealth' conference in Galway last month, BIM's chief executive Jim O'Toole said ARC would engage students and help bridge the gap in understanding how seafood is sustainably produced in Irish waters.

"By using virtuality reality headsets, students will be able to plunge into the depths of the ocean experience and learn about the environment in which salmon and mussels are farmed in Ireland."

ARC was launched by marine minister Michael Creed who was joined by Felix Leinemann, head of Unit, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning (EC) and  BIM chairman Kieran Calnan. ARC is funded by the European Commission and is part of a wider #farmedintheEU campaign that promotes aquaculture in Europe.

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