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 […]

We’re looking for a Head of Skills and Talent!24th August 2018

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Do you have drive, a passion for learning, and a strong an interest in applying skills solutions to meet business requirements? Are you able to create innovative learning solutions, and develop skills provision to meet industry-defined needs? If so, we have the perfect career opportunity for you as SAIC’s new […]

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Read Carla’s internship blog16th August 2018

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Carla Johnson, who did an aquaculture internship last year, has written a blog post about her experience. You can read all about it here: Logbook notes from an aquaculture internship

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SAIC is hiring – come join us!2nd July 2018

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The SAIC team is dynamic, knowledgeable and friendly – and now we’re looking for two new team members: An Events & Marketing Manager and a Graphic Designer. You can expect a supportive and fun work environment, interesting and varied tasks, and great T&Cs. If you’re an excellent communicator, highly organised […]

SAIC announces PhD programme worth over £500k20th June 2018

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At Aquaculture UK 2018, we announced a new skills initiative and PhD projects worth over £500,000. For the first time, SAIC will fund four PhD positions, each tackling an area of priority research for the industry. This forms the first suite of SAIC PhDs as part of a skills initiative […]

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Change at SAIC: we’re inviting applications for new Board members30th May 2018

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We are now inviting applications and expressions of interest for new members to join the SAIC Board for a minimum of two current and potential future vacancies. We are seeking Board members with an industrial, innovation or academic background. The role of Board members As a member of the SAIC […]

A new survey into Women in UK Aquaculture1st May 2018

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has a remit to connect industry with academia, and to support collaboration. We also play a role in supporting skills development for women and men. In consultation with people working in research and with women working in companies across the UK industry, SAIC has offered to collate feedback about […]

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