The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre promotes industry success through research partnerships. We work with businesses, researchers and other organisations to stimulate and support industry-relevant collaboration

The areas of interest of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre include fish and shellfish health and welfare; feeding, quality and nutrition; breeding and stock improvement; and engineering.

Solutions and innovations that we support will introduce more sustainable practices, mitigate the risks for producers, and prepare the industry for the future. This will feed into bottom-line profitability for businesses, and positive impacts for the Scottish economy.

To achieve those aims, we carry out a range of activities, including funding industry-led projects; skills development; helping businesses and researchers make useful connections; industry advocacy; and sharing relevant intelligence.

Our priority work areas

To target our work most effectively, the SAIC Consortium identified four Priority Innovation Actions (PIAs) for our first phase of operations:

  • Improved sea lice control in Scottish aquaculture
  • Alternative sustainable feeds for finfish
  • Rapid detection methods for viral pathogens and diseases
  • Development of secure health-certified Scottish mollusc spat production systems.

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