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UCC spin-out secures funds from Chile

8th January, 2011

A spin-out of University College Cork has secured funding of $250,000 (€192,000)from the Chilean government to trial a new system it has developed to farm sea urchins.

According to the founder of Gourmet Marine, the deal marks a first for aquaculture technology developed in Ireland.

‘‘In Irish aquaculture, the standard is to simply bring in technology developed in other countries and trial it here,” said Dr Gerry Mouzakitis. ‘‘We are doing the opposite, showing that...

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