New industry course for first-time managers19th December 2016

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A new aquaculture-specific training course has launched, aimed at equipping first-time managers with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective team leaders. The concept for the new course, entitled ‘Managing and Leading the Team’, was first developed at an industry workshop initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). […]

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Industry-wide support for a centre of innovation excellence, says study15th December 2016

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A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative. Commissioned by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), and conducted by independent consultant and respected industry figure Alan Sutherland, the study set out to gauge appetite for a […]

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Novel approaches to sea lice control receive £1.76m boost28th October 2016

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The drive to reduce sea lice and increase harvests of Scottish salmon has received a £1.76m boost, following a successful application to the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Coordinated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) on behalf of 11 companies, the award will enable a range of alternative technologies […]

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Mussel spawning trials now underway at pilot hatchery5th October 2016

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Trials to get mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment are now underway at the NAFC Marine Centre at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The trials are part of a two-year research and innovation project to test the commercial viability of a Scottish mussel hatchery; a multi-partner […]

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International ties promise more advances for Scotland’s shellfish industry5th October 2016

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has signed a Letter of Intent with New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, the Cawthron Institute, to explore research projects of mutual interest – in particular, projects that could lead to higher productivity in the shellfish industry. SAIC first connected with the renowned Cawthron […]

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Salmon feed innovations set to boost Scotland’s biggest food export market31st August 2016

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) last night announced over £140,000 support for two projects aimed at improving salmon feed formulations, amplified by over a quarter of a million pounds of funding from industry and academic partners. The two new projects – which mark SAIC’s first feeds-related projects and mean […]

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New diagnostics tools could save millions for Scottish aquaculture industry26th August 2016

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Monitoring of farmed fish and their environment to be boosted as the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) invests nearly £250,000 in projects to improve biodiversity and fish health in farming. The first project, led by Kames Fish Farming Ltd in partnership with the University of the West Scotland, Marine Harvest, […]

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‘Lab in a suitcase’ could boost exports of Scottish salmon and know-how28th July 2016

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An innovative new test for seawater readiness, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), could boost Scottish exports – both of farmed salmon and the country’s technological expertise. The 12-month Rapid Response project will see Europharma Scotland Ltd, PrimerDesign Ltd, the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling […]

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Appointment of two new industry members further strengthens SAIC Board25th July 2016

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments – Ben Hadfield, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd, and Paddy Campbell, Managing Director of BioMar Ltd. The new appointments, which take effect from 1 August 2016, […]

Non-medicinal sea lice control takes another step forward30th June 2016

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The drive to control sea lice through non-medicinal approaches has taken another step forward with the start of a new £2.12m lumpsucker project, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). News of the project – a collaboration between industry partners Marine Harvest Scotland, the Scottish Salmon Company, Otterferry Seafish, […]

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