Colin Hannon

PhD Candidate

PhD Project Title: Optimising growth and survival in Irish invertebrate aquaculture
Supervisor: Dr Rick Officer

Research Summary

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2008-2009

Dissertation Title: The cultivation of abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) in Ireland and the effect of both cultured and artificial food on the growth of juvenile spat
Supervisor: Dr Rick Officer

BSc Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2006-2007

Higher Certificate in Aquaculture
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2004-2006

Professional Memberships
Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Conference Participation
European Marine Biology Symposium, Galway, Ireland, 2013

Expertise
Personal Sea Survival Techniques (PST) Certificate
Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency
Senior First Aid Certificate
ISA Commercial Endorsement Passenger Vessel Licence
Full Irish Driving Licence
PADI Instructor
Commercial Diver HSE Part 4

Research Interests

 

Previous Research Experience
Researcher at Connemara Abalone Teo.
Commercial Diver (HSE Part 4) – Aquaculture (Salmon & mussels farms) – Scientific – Survey – Photo/video Survey – Inspections
Technician at National Aquarium of Ireland
Diving Instructor and Dive Boat Skipper at Scubadive West
Technician at Boet Mor Seafoods Ltd.

Selected Publications
Hannon, C., Officer, R. A. and Le Dorven, J. (2012). Review of the technical challenges facing aquaculture of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata in Ireland. Aquaculture International.
Hannon, C., Officer, R. A., Le Dorven, J. and Chamberlain, J. Culture methods of live algal feeds for European aquaculture: optimising culture conditions for Ulvella lens. Aquaculture International.
Domínguez-Godino, J. A., Slater, M., Hannon, C. and González-Wangüermerta, M. A new species for sea cucumber ranching and aquaculture: Breeding and rearing of Holothuria arguinensis. Aquaculture.
Poster Presentation: Research and technological development to improve economic profitability and environmental sustainability of sea urchin farming. World Aquaculture Society Conference, Donostia–San Sebastián, Spain, 2014.
Poster Presentation: Developing bioresources in European aquaculture: Optimising culture conditions for Ulvella lens. European Marine Biology Symposium, Galway, Ireland, 2013.

Contact Details
Email: Hannon.Colin@gmail.com
Telephone number(s): +353 (091) 742525
Postal Address: Marine and Freshwater Research Centre, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland

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