Salmon and trout producers unite against key barrier to sector growth23rd November 2017

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Scotland’s leading salmon and trout producers have united in a bid to extend the usage and efficacy of the two most environmentally-friendly sea lice treatments. Currently, two possible ways of treating farmed Atlantic salmon against sea lice – a key barrier to sector growth – are to bathe the fish […]

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First spat from Scottish pilot mussel hatchery goes to sea27th October 2017

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The first mussel spat reared at the Scottish Shellfish Hatchery Stepping Stone project in Shetland will be transferred to on-growing sites at sea next week. The positive milestone was announced by Daniel Cowing, Aquaculture Scientist & Technician at the NAFC Marine Centre, and Michael Tait, Chairman of the Scottish Shellfish […]

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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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Scottish mussel hatchery project receives international boost7th June 2017

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An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received an international boost with a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay Seafoods – operators of one of the world’s few commercial-scale mussel hatcheries. The partners first met during a four-day fact-finding mission to Spring Bay […]

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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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