Results from the NEPHROPS project will consecutively be published on this webpage.
Scientists of NUIG have successfully deployed Sequential coded wire tag (sCWT) on two hundreds Dublin bay prawn (Nephrops norvegicus). sCWT is a 1.1 mm length of stainless steel wire, 0.25 mm in diameter, with both a batch code (to uniquely identify the spool from which the tag was cut) and an individual number. Their application in mark-recapture studies can be used to identify a single individual in order to provide growth measurement, survival and residency of prawns in suitable sites. Pre-cut tags are supplied mounted in columns on waterproof paper, with the reference tags and those to be injected clearly identified (Fig.2). The tags to be used are loaded, one at a time, into the syringe for a ventral injection into the musculature of the 3rd abdominal segment (Fig.3).
New Aquahive installed at Swansea Univeristy
The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) under the Biosciences department at Swansea Univeristy have successfully installed a new aquahive system for Nephrops norvegicus rearing with thanks to Richard Land and Adam Powell.
NEPHROPS FP7 in Shellfish News, Issue number 34, Autumn/Winter 2012 pg 29-30
TALL TED Shine is calling buyers to order. It’s a civilised 9am in Ros-a-Mhíl, Co Galway, and Shine is master of ceremonies for one of the only surviving fish auctions on the west coast.
“NEPHROPS” is an EU funded project that aims to develop and enhance the sustainability of the scampi fishery by developing hatchery and ranching technology and enhancing the survival of discards.
Get a first impression of the NEPHROPS project by having a look at the e-poster created to present the project at the World Fisheries Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland from 7th - 11th of May 2012.
As it is a multi-media poster, take a look at the whole 4 min. 30 sec. presentation by following the link or clicking on the picture below to receive all the information included.