Professor Brian Quinn gives his inaugural lecture29th November 2018

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Warm congratulations to Brian Quinn on his Inaugural Lecture ‘Developing Science with Impact’; a very interesting talk on his work spanning ecotoxicology, medication affecting zebra mussels, micro-plastics and fish health.   SAIC’s Aquaculture Innovation Manager, Polly Douglas, attended the lecture, and tells us that Brian spoke passionately and energetically about […]

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SAIC recruits new Head of Skills and Talent29th November 2018

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed veterinary expert Dr Mary Fraser as its new head of skills and talent. Dr Fraser, who has more than two decades’ experience in course development and teaching, has lectured and published widely across veterinary disciplines. She is part of a select group […]

Statement on the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report27th November 2018

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Commenting on a report by MSPs on the way forward for Scottish salmon farming, Heather Jones, Chief Executive of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, said: “The Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report means, as a collective, the aquaculture sector can now focus its attention on delivering sustainable growth in an […]

Scottish Government 15% cashback on business energy efficiency improvements30th October 2018

Back by popular demand, businesses in Scotland are offered cashback for investment in projects to help cut their energy use and cost. For a limited time, while funds last, eligible small businesses applying for the interest-free, unsecured Scottish Government SME Loan can receive 15% cashback. That’s up to £10,000 in […]

UHI has launched the 2nd round of its Aquaculture Industry Engagement Fund12th October 2018

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If your business is looking for funding for a short-term collaborative aquaculture project, have a look at the below, taken from the University of Highlands and Islands website – but don’t delay: the closing date for 2nd-round applications is the 30th November 2018. The University of Highlands and Islands Aquaculture […]

How Kyle came to choose aquaculture12th October 2018

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Kyle Crossan (23) spent last summer as an intern at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) head office in Stirling. He did such an impressive job that at the end of his internship, he was offered a post as Research Analyst on a part-time basis, to complement his University of […]

Cabinet Secretary Ewing visits Orkney to see progress of new Cooke Aquaculture site11th October 2018

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(Kirkwall in Orkney): On Thursday, September 27th, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, visited Cooke Aquaculture’s Orkney headquarters in Kirkwall to hear about progress made at the company’s new high-energy salmon farming site at East Skelwick, North Sound, Westray. The development of high-energy sites forms an […]

Team SAIC has grown2nd October 2018

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We are delighted to welcome three new members to Team SAIC; Susan Ward, David Macfarlane and Hazel Peat. Susan Ward is SAIC’s new Office Manager and PA to the CEO, Heather Jones. Susan has 20 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector and in industry, most recently in operations management and […]

Aquaculture PhDs share their findings far and wide thanks to SAIC travel grants25th September 2018

Among many other collaborative activities, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre provides financial assistance to students wishing to attend international conferences to present their work. Three such recipients of the SAIC travel grants are Jadwiga Sokolowska, who attended the European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP) conference in Ireland; Athina Papadopolou, who […]

SCDI award for groundbreaking breeding programme25th September 2018

Scottish Sea Farms, alongside Marine Harvest Scotland, have received an award from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry for their breakthrough cleaner fish breeding project. In collaboration with the University of Stirling, and supported by Innovate UK, feed specialist, Biomar and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), the leading […]