Project Title: SUSFISH: Shellfish Productivity in the Irish Sea: Working Towards a Sustainable Future


  • Dr. Sarah Culloty (University College Cork)
  • Prof. Andrew Rowley (Swansea University)
  • Dr. Joe Ironside (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr. Joe Porter (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Dr. Shelagh Malham (Bangor University)


Funding Body:  European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13 

Project Description:

SUSFISH brings together the Universities of Bangor, Aberystwyth, Cork and Swansea and incorporates experts from a wide range of disciplines, including shellfish biology, ecology, physical oceanography and economics. This collaborative project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), aims to produce guidelines for future fisheries management and policy of the shellfish industry in Ireland & Wales for the next 50-100 years. This will be achieved by assessing the effects of climate change, via oceanographic models, on shellfish productivity in the Irish Sea and determining adaptation or mitigation strategies for the industry.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork