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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SAIC-supported cleaner fish project scoops innovation award3rd June 2016

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Scottish Sea Farms was last night crowned winner of the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award for Innovation for its pioneering approach to sea lice control – an approach co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). Involving the co-habitation of farmed salmon with commercially-farmed wrasse that eat sea lice, […]

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Dingwall-based SME aces the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award27th May 2016

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Ace Aquatec, the Dingwall-based SME responsible for the Hume Stunner Universal (HSU), has been announced winner of the inaugural Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The announcement was made at the Aquaculture UK Gala Dinner, following days’ worth of sifting, shortlisting and scoring by a judging […]

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