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Scottish mussel hatchery project receives international boost8th 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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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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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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Spring 2016: Joanna Gosling, month three28th April 2016

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My third and final month at SAIC has been the busiest yet and was kick-started by the University of Stirling’s student-run aquaculture careers day. Thank you to all those who were involved as I came out of it with a real idea of what to expect from a career in aquaculture, […]

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Call for entries for the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award25th April 2016

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With exactly one month to go until Aquaculture UK 2016, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is calling for entries for the Aquaculture Innovation Award. Open to SMEs and large companies alike working within Scottish aquaculture or an aquaculture-related sector, the award will honour one business that’s embracing innovation with tangible results. Explains SAIC […]

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Spring 2016: Joanna Gosling, month one7th March 2016

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My first month of being a SAIC intern has been varied, stimulating and I already feel that my experiences will be invaluable to my future career in aquaculture. The key objectives I had for the internship were to 1) get a relevant overview of the Scottish aquaculture sector and the […]

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SAIC to collaborate with leading European research institute19th February 2016

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In a move to advance work in its four priority innovation areas (PIAs), the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has entered into a new collaboration with Nofima, one of Europe’s leading institutes for applied research into aquaculture, fisheries and food. The new Strategic Research Collaboration (SRC) will see SAIC and […]

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