Founded in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in 2018 Atlantic Photonic Solutions has developed a fish-friendly light that aims to remove sea lice from farmed salmon. Sea lice has become a major problem in the salmon farming industry, with Ireland, Scotland and Norway cited as having critical lice populations.
Led by managing director Rory Casey, the start-up hopes to use its device, which emits a particular wavelength of light, to treat sea lice.
Last November, the company was named a regional winner at the Inter Trade Ireland Seedcorn competetion, taking home €20,000, before being named best new start-up at the national finals and winning a further €50,000.
Originally published in: Silicon Republic