International Cleaner Fish Summit 201718th May 2017

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How cleaner fish will ‘change the game’ By Jenny Hjul and reproduced with kind permission from Fish Update.   THE successful use of cleaner fish will underpin the development of the salmon farming industry, a summit in Scotland was told yesterday. At the opening of the three-day event in Glasgow, […]

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Fishy tales from seas to plates16th December 2016

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Guest blog by Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface The Scottish aquaculture industry involves the farming or culturing of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and seaweed. The industry is led by Atlantic salmon farming, but also produces significant quantities of rainbow trout and mussels. From seafood trails to fish boxes delivered to your door […]

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SAIC Gill health workshop15th December 2016

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By Donald Fowler, Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC. SAMS’ Scottish Marine Institute in Oban was the inspiring setting for the latest in a series of industry workshops by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The subject under the microscope? Gill health. Over 60 delegates from industry and academia attended the one-day […]

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The future’s bright, the future’s bivalve: ASSG annual conference 201626th October 2016

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By Robin Shields, Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC. The Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers (ASSG) conference in Oban is a much-anticipated event in the UK aquaculture calendar. Indeed, it’s rare these days for an aquaculture conference to attract hard-working practitioners away from their production sites. Yet this year’s conference – […]

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SAIC-SAMS knowledge exchange day18th October 2016

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By Don Fowler, Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC Being an Aquaculture Innovation Manager at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) involves a diverse range of activities, including raising awareness of what SAIC does and why; the priority innovation actions set out by our industry-led Board; and the types of projects […]

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Sea Lice 2016: in summary29th September 2016

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By Jason Cleaversmith, Aquaculture Innovation Director at SAIC Some folks get all the luck – Sea Lice 2016 in Westport, Ireland, where 300 industry and academic participants took part in a 72-hour sea lice focused extravaganza. A truly international event, commensurate with the challenge, with attendees from Australia, Canada, Chile, […]

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SAIC engineering workshop: a review21st July 2016

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By Robin Shields, Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC Having joined the SAIC team as an Aquaculture Innovation Manager in May 2016, my first assignment was to organise a technical workshop entitled ‘Engineering new approaches to increase production’. The objective was to engage a cross-sectoral audience in identifying aquaculture production challenges that […]

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Offshore Mariculture: innovation needs nurturing10th May 2016

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By Don Fowler, Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC “Three key themes dominated the 6th Offshore Mariculture Conference, an international two-day event focused on the offshore fish farming business, held in Barcelona on 6-8 April 2016. “Firstly, farming fish in offshore or high-energy sites in deeper water offers a number of benefits. […]

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