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Technology focus: Thermolicer and Environets17th December 2018

Knowledge Exchange Officer at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), Sam Houston, recently visited Marine Harvest Scotland (MHS) at their Kyle-of-Lochalsh shore base and a site near Portnalong. The purpose of the trip was to learn about three technologies that MHS has invested in with support from the European Maritime […]

Technology focus: Hydrolicer – non-medicinal sea lice management23rd October 2018

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Knowledge Exchange Officer at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), Sam Houston, recently visited Scottish salmon producer, Cooke Aquaculture Scotland in the Shetland Islands to learn about their methods of sea lice management. Cooke’s Area Manager, David Brown hosted a visit on board the Helen Burnie to demonstrate the treatment […]

How Kyle came to choose aquaculture12th October 2018

Kyle Crossan (23) spent last summer as an intern at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) head office in Stirling. He did such an impressive job that at the end of his internship, he was offered a post as Research Analyst on a part-time basis, to complement his University of […]

AQUA 2018: We R Aquaculture25th September 2018

AQUA 2018 took place on 25-29 August in Montpellier, France and aimed to highlight the importance of the aquaculture food production industry. The event was made up of a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions, highlighting the latest aquaculture research and innovation supporting the growth […]

SAIC scholars session: Choose Aquaculture25th September 2018

SAIC was proud to host a “Choose Aquaculture” session for students embarking on MScs in sustainable aquaculture on Friday 14th September. The session provided an overview of the industry for the Stirling University Institute of Aquaculture students and aimed to increase awareness and encourage more people to pursue a career […]

Logbook notes from an aquaculture internship7th August 2018

Carla Johnson, Charlotte Atkins, Shona Fraser, Katherine Kenyon, Kirby Chen, Kerry Sandilands and Evelyn Chan all completed their internships in the aquaculture industry. They marked their achievement with a celebratory visit to Scottish Sea Farms’ processing facility in South Shian. We asked Carla a few questions about the recent visit […]

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International Cleaner Fish Summit 201718th May 2017

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

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

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

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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