SAIC and IBioIC offer funding for PhD projects16th December 2015

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Together with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), SAIC is inviting funding applications for PhD projects which offer biotechnology solutions to the supply of sustainable feed ingredients. This will benefit both the aquaculture and industrial biotechnology sectors in Scotland. Up to two thirds cash funding is available from SAIC and IBioIC […]

Aquaculture stakeholders celebrate SAIC’s first year19th November 2015

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  On 18 November 2015 we marked our first anniversary by bringing together key aquaculture stakeholders to explore an agenda for aquaculture growth and sustainability in Scotland. Keynote speaker was John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, and there were also presentations from the CEOs of Scotland Food and Drink, Highlands […]

SAIC announces funding for lumpfish projects18th November 2015

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The Scottish Aquaculture Centre has announced the launch of two new projects aimed at enhancing the sustainability and welfare of cleaner-fish in the Scottish salmon industry. Run by a consortium of industry  and academia, the projects will carry out extensive applied research to improve the sustainable supply of healthy lumpsuckers […]

SAIC publishes Annual Review 2014/1518th November 2015

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  Hot off the press is our first Annual Review, summarising some of the facts, figures and stories from our first year of operations. It includes details of our first projects, and stories of some of the researchers and students in Scotland who have benefited from our support. The report also […]

SAIC supports PhD students with conference grants5th November 2015

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  The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is committed to supporting researchers at all stages of their career, and one of the ways we do this is through conference grants for postgraduate students. Thanks to the grant scheme, two PhD students from Scotland – Kim Veenstra and Michael McGowan – were able […]

SAMS launches two-year aquaculture MSc8th October 2015

The Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), based near Oban, is inviting applications for a new two-year Joint Masters degree course in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES), offered through the University of the Highlands and Islands. The course is run in partnership with the universities of Crete and Nantes and […]

SAIC increases support for SMEs7th September 2015

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  The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has strengthened its support for businesses in the Highlands and Islands region, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager. Donald Fowler, who has extensive experience in the aquaculture sector, is based in Lochgilphead, Argyll, perfectly placed to work […]

Fish jabs could boost salmon industry3rd August 2015

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  A collaborative vaccination project, funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, could enhance the welfare and efficacy of cleaner-fish, used to control sea lice on salmon farms. The project could lead to significant growth in the Scottish salmon industry. The 18-month project involves Aqualife, a Stirling-based business which vaccinates […]

Funding call for small-scale projects30th July 2015

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  The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is inviting industry/academic partnerships to apply for funding support for small-scale, big-impact projects. SMEs in particular are encouraged to apply. Funding of up to 75% is available for smaller companies. The funding is being allocated under our Rapid Response scheme, and to be eligible, […]

PhD places on SAIC wrasse project15th July 2015

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  June 2015 saw the launch of a major project to upscale the production and use of farmed ‘cleaner fish’ in Scotland. The project, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, could lead to major production growth in the Scottish salmon industry, as a result of improved sea lice control. The […]