Inspector of Fisheries
David Jackson is active in both a national and international level in his areas of expertise and is engaged in international research and co-operation programmes with Canada, the United States, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. Having graduated with a First Class Honours B.Sc. from NUI Galway in 1979 and having completed both doctoral and post-doctoral research on Harpacticoid copepods, he previously worked as a research scientist at the Shellfish Research Laboratory in Carna joining the Department of Marine in 1990.Currently based in the Aquaculture Section in the Marine Institute, he is responsible for a number of the Marine Institutes key aquaculture programmes and for managing teams based in the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore and Newport, County Mayo.
David Jackson research interests include the implementation of the co-ordinated local aquaculture management system (CLAMS), the sea lice monitoring and control programme on fish farms, ranching programmes at the Institute’s rearing unit in Newport and research programmes in lice biology and new aquaculture species.