The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) promotes the sustainable development of the aquatic resources through collaborative industrial research and development, technology transfer and education services to the global fishing industry.
The primary testing facility for CSAR is the Marine Institute's flume tank. With its sophisticated video recording, computer software, sensor equipment and special features, this advanced facility provides the basis for consulting and technical services to the entire marine industry.
The Centre has a core staff in the disciplines of fishing gear technology, conservation engineering, fisheries biology, fish behaviour, and mechanical engineering.
Additional expertise is available from other parts of the Marine Institute, other areas of the University, and other agencies through international collaboration. The Centre's research and technical staff have worked on a wide range of local, national and international projects.