Grants available for taking part in VIV Asia28th January 2019

Are you considering taking part in VIV Asia in Bangkok this March? If you’re part of an exporting SME in the field of aquaculture or other food production, you may be eligible for a grant of £2000 to cover exhibition costs and £500 for other expenses. However, quick action is […]

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New funding call: The Internet of Food Things25th January 2019

The Internet of Food Things project is funded by a £1.14 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to nurture and grow the UK’s food manufacturing digital economy. Interface would like to draw attention to a recent funding call from the Internet of Food Things, which may be […]

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FHF announces major initiative against sea lice with investment up to NOK 64 million23rd January 2019

The prevention and control of sea lice is currently the aquaculture industry’s most significant challenge, and R&D initiatives are of crucial importance. For many years, the FHF’s highest single-issue priority has been sea lice, and 2019 is no exception. FHF is starting the year with its biggest ever single investment. […]

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Advanced Innovation Vouchers from Interface are now available17th January 2019

We have received a communication from Interface, which we think may be of interest to many in our SME network: Advanced Innovation Vouchers are now live on Interface’s Website. These vouchers replace the ‘Follow-on Innovation Voucher’ as of January 2019 (with immediate effect). The change in name denotes that the Advanced Innovation […]

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Scottish consortiums take giant leap forward for salmon gill health10th January 2019

Two Scottish consortiums, backed by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), are embarking on ambitious initiatives, valued at a combined £3.5 million, to improve gill health and resilience among farmed Atlantic salmon – one of the industry’s most significant challenges. The projects will bring together the expertise of a range of […]

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SAIC appoints first female Chair to its scientific panel20th December 2018

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed animal health expert Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, FRSE as the first female Chairperson of its Independent Scientific Panel (SISP). With a career spanning more than three decades in the global livestock health and welfare industry, Professor Fitzpatrick will head the committee after […]

Building the bioeconomy18th December 2018

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Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority Call status: open Application deadline: 16 January 2019, 16:00 Funded through responsive mode Summary The BBSRC encourages more high-quality research under our welfare of managed animals priority. A call is now open with a deadline of 16 January 2019, […]

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Professor Brian Quinn gives his inaugural lecture29th November 2018

Warm congratulations to Brian Quinn on his Inaugural Lecture ‘Developing Science with Impact’; a very interesting talk on his work spanning ecotoxicology, medication affecting zebra mussels, micro-plastics and fish health. SAIC’s Aquaculture Innovation Manager, Polly Douglas, attended the lecture, and tells us that Brian spoke passionately and energetically about […]

SAIC recruits new Head of Skills and Talent29th November 2018

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed veterinary expert Dr Mary Fraser as its new head of skills and talent. Dr Fraser, who has more than two decades’ experience in course development and teaching, has lectured and published widely across veterinary disciplines. She is part of a select group […]

Statement on the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report27th November 2018

Commenting on a report by MSPs on the way forward for Scottish salmon farming, Heather Jones, Chief Executive of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, said: “The Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report means, as a collective, the aquaculture sector can now focus its attention on delivering sustainable growth in an […]