Dr. Majbritt Bolton-Warberg

Ph.D.

 
researcher

Biography

I completed my PhD in 2012, which focussed primarily on the development of farmed cod in Ireland.  This was part of the EIRCOD project, the broodstock and breeding programme for Atlantic cod in Ireland.  I have extensive experience in egg incubation, larval rearing and on-growing to market size (8+ years) of marine finfish.  This includes coordinating genetic sampling, evaluating family performance, selecting broodstock, handling broodstock, spawning and developing fertilisation matrices.   Throughout my PhD studies and Post Doc, I have had extensive supervisory experience of research assistants (8), students (9 undergraduate and 5 Masters as primary supervisor) and interns. 

In addition, I have been the project manager for lumpsucker production and research at Carna Research Station since 2014 and has secured >€850,000 in funding for this work to date (BIM and Marine Harvest Ireland).  In the past three years, >350,000 lumpsucker have been transferred to sea cages for use as cleaner fish in salmon cages from CRS.  I maintain active links with industry and research groups on both a national and international (Norway, UK, Canada, Iceland) level. In 2016 I received ICUF visiting researcher funding to visit with Canadian cleanerfish producers in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.


I am currently the senior post-doctoral researcher at Carna Research Station with responsibility for exploring funding opportunities for finfish research, particularly in relation to the use of cleaner fish in the salmon industry, exploration of novel finfish diets, and the development of broodstock and breeding protocols for emerging finfish species.  




Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Piscirickettsia salmonis infection in cultured lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.)'
M Marcos-Lopez , N M Ruane, F Scholz, M Bolton-Warberg, S O Mitchell, S Murphy O’Sullivan, A Irwin Moore and H D Rodger (2017) 'Piscirickettsia salmonis infection in cultured lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.)'. Journal Of Fish Diseases, [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Molecular identification of laser-dissected gut contents from hatchery-reared larval cod, Gadus morhua: a new approach to diet analysis'
Maloy, AP,Culloty, SC,Bolton-Warberg, M,Fitzgerald, R,Slater, JW (2011) 'Molecular identification of laser-dissected gut contents from hatchery-reared larval cod, Gadus morhua: a new approach to diet analysis'. Aquaculture Nutrition, 17 :536-541 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'A quick, least-invasive, inexpensive and reliable method for sampling Gadus morhua postlarvae for genetic analysis'
Mirimin, L,O'Keeffe, D,Ruggiero, A,Bolton-Warberg, M,Vartia, S,FitzGerald, R (2011) 'A quick, least-invasive, inexpensive and reliable method for sampling Gadus morhua postlarvae for genetic analysis'. Journal Of Fish Biology, 79 :801-805 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Benchmarking growth of farmed Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: a case study in Ireland'
Bolton-Warberg, M,FitzGerald, RD (2012) 'Benchmarking growth of farmed Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: a case study in Ireland'. Aquaculture Research, 43 :670-678 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Exploring the temperature optima and growth rates of Atlantic cod at the south-easterly limit of its range'
Bolton-Warberg, M,O'Keeffe, D,FitzGerald, RD (2015) 'Exploring the temperature optima and growth rates of Atlantic cod at the south-easterly limit of its range'. Aquaculture Research, 46 :698-706 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An outbreak of francisellosis in wild-caught Celtic Sea Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L., juveniles reared in captivity'
Ruane, NM,Bolton-Warberg, M,Rodger, HD,Colquhoun, DJ,Geary, M,McCleary, SJ,O'Halloran, K,Maher, K,O'Keeffe, D,Mirimin, L,Henshilwood, K,Geoghegan, F,Fitzgerald, RD (2015) 'An outbreak of francisellosis in wild-caught Celtic Sea Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L., juveniles reared in captivity'. Journal Of Fish Diseases, 38 :97-102 [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2010) An Economic Assessment of Cod Farming in Ireland.
FitzGerald, R. D., Bass, N., Casburn, P., Bolton-Warberg, M., Roche, L., Watson, L (2010) An Economic Assessment of Cod Farming in Ireland. NUIG, Galway. [Details]