Bord Iascaigh Mhara helps to develop the Irish Seafood Industry by providing technical expertise, business support, funding, training and promoting responsible environmental practice.

BIM’s mission is to grow a thriving Irish seafood industry; expand the raw material base, add value and develop efficient supply chains that together deliver on the Government’s Food harvest 2025 targets for seafood and create sustainable jobs.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has six locations within Ireland.

BIM Dun Laoghaire
Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
A96 E5A0
Direct: +353 1 2144100

BIM Clonakilty
Clogheen Road
Co. Cork
P85 TX47
Direct: +353 1 2144100

National Fisheries College of Ireland
Co. Cork
P75 EW24
Direct: +353 27 71230

BIM Galway
New Docks
H91 HD92
Direct +353 91 564318/319

BIM Killybegs
The Pier
Co. Donegal
F94 P8YP
Direct: +353 74 9732600

National Fisheries College of Ireland
Co. Donegal
F93 PX32
Direct: +353 74 9381068

National Fisheries College, Castletownbere

In addition to the two colleges listed we also have two mobile units and in 2017, we delivered 207 accredited courses in 25 locations to over 1,700 students delivering in excess of 14,000 contact hours.

We also recognise that new areas like business training; properly structured career paths that are exciting and attractive to school leavers are essential to the future success of the sector. We have secured €5.6million in funding for a new scheme to underpin training, assisting industry to participate more fully and new entrants, particularly school leavers, to undertake studies leading to full time careers in the seafood industry.

One of our training courses is our annual Fetac Level 5 Aquaculture Course which is run from our National Fisheries College of Ireland, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. For the last four years we have linked this course to the Erasmus+ programme giving our students a chance to experience other countries, cultures and industries.

Download “BIM’s Guide to Aquaculture Training”

We undertake a number of projects alongside training to assist the development of Ireland’s Seafood Industry and you can find out more at, an example of which is:

Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey is exactly that. Stretching south from Erris Co. Mayo to Connemara and on to Galway Bay, passing some of Ireland’s most breathtaking seascapes and landmarks, it’s a whole new way to experience the Wild Atlantic Way and to learn more about how Irish seafood is caught and farmed. Dotted among the natural wonders are renowned seafood producers.

Download the “Taste the Atlantic Brochure” Here