New inshore survey boat launched to monitor mussel bed stocks
The new inshore survey boat which will used to monitor mussel bed stocks
(REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, 4/10/2019)
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed launched a new inshore survey boat in Kinsale, Co Cork, which will used to monitor mussel bed stocks.
The Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) T Burke II will be primarily used to monitor and survey mussel bed stocks in Dingle Bay and along the east coast from Carnsore Point, Co Wexford to Carlingford, Co Louth. A side scan sonar will send sound waves to the bottom of the seabed allowing BIM technical officers to know whether seed mussel is present or not.
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