Talent pipeline programme helps prepare next generation of aquaculture leaders11th October 2017

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Graduates are being given a helping hand to amplify their impact on the aquaculture sector, with the start of a series of tailored personal development sessions. The sessions are part of the new graduate programme announced by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and industry partners back in June. In […]

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Environmental footprint project stands to benefit salmon producers and regulators5th October 2017

A collaborative project to improve understanding of the effects of salmon farming on the seabed in high-energy waters is underway in Orkney, with co-funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The three-year project, which sees Cooke Aquaculture Scotland partner with researchers from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) […]

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UK collaboration could see stocks of farmed Scottish salmon increase6th September 2017

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A project to address one of the key challenges faced by Scotland’s salmon farmers is underway, supported by grant funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and UK research council BBSRC. Saprolegnia – a type of water mould that can harm fish eggs and juvenile fish – is thought […]

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Giving graduates a direct route into a career in aquaculture8th June 2017

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Graduates seeking a career in aquaculture now have a direct route into the sector, with the launch of new collaboration between the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and its industry partners. Open to students of all disciplines, the SAIC Graduate Programme offers recent and soon-to-be graduates the opportunity to spend […]

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Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund opens22nd May 2017

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Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications. Announced in March, the 30-month pilot programme, Accelerating Aquaculture Innovation (AAI) is led by HIE and delivered in partnership with […]

SAIC co-hosts International Cleaner Fish Summit in Glasgow8th May 2017

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The first ever International Cleaner Fish Summit is underway at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, co-hosted by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF). The sold-out knowledge exchange event brings together 180 industry practitioners from the Faroes, Iceland, Ireland, […]

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SAIC champions importance of regional growth sectors to UK Industrial Strategy24th March 2017

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has given evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee as one of a panel of expert witnesses consulted on the recently published Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy. The Green Paper sets out the UK Government’s ambition to improve living […]

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£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation13th March 2017

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A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The 30-month pilot is expected to […]

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Shellfish student wins Lantra Award for Higher Education2nd March 2017

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A PhD student undertaking a project in shellfish aquaculture has won the Lantra Learner of the Year Award for Higher Education, a category supported by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). Kati Michalek, originally from Germany and now living in Oban, is undertaking her PhD study – part of the […]

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New innovation roadmap outlines pathway for Scottish aquaculture growth27th February 2017

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A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector was launched today at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in Inverness, attended by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity. The report – ‘Scottish aquaculture: a view towards 2030’ – […]

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