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Scottish consortiums take giant leap forward for salmon gill health

Scottish consortiums take giant leap forward for salmon gill health

Thursday, 10th January 2019
Healthy salmon

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…

Cabinet Secretary Ewing visits Orkney to see progress of new Cooke Aquaculture site

Thursday, 11th October 2018
Fergus Ewing visits Cooke Aquaculture HQ, Orkney

(Kirkwall in Orkney): On Thursday, September 27th, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, visited Cooke Aquaculture’s Orkney headquarters in Kirkwall to hear about progress made at the company’s new high-energy salmon farming site at East Skelwick, North Sound, Westray. The development of high-energy sites forms an…

Giving graduates a direct route into a career in aquaculture

Friday, 9th June 2017
Laboratory workers examining dead salmon

Graduates seeking a career in aquaculture now have a direct route into the sector, with the launch of a new collaboration between the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and its industry partners.

Scottish mussel hatchery project receives international boost

Thursday, 8th June 2017
Two men holding mussels in front of sea

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.

Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund opens

Monday, 22nd May 2017
Photo of orange waterproofs hanging on pegs

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications.

SAIC co-hosts International Cleaner Fish Summit in Glasgow

Monday, 8th May 2017
Photo of stand at International Cleaner Fish Summit 2017

The first ever International Cleaner Fish Summit is underway at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, co-hosted by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF).

SAIC champions importance of regional growth sectors to UK Industrial Strategy

Friday, 24th March 2017
Photo of Green Paper cover titled Building our Industrial Strategy

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has given evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee as one of a panel of expert witnesses consulted on the recently published Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy.

£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

Monday, 13th March 2017
Man in lifejacket in boat at Ullapool

A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead.

Shellfish student wins Lantra Award for Higher Education

Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Kati Mickalek receiving award with Adam

A PhD student undertaking a project in shellfish aquaculture has won the Lantra Learner of the Year Award for Higher Education, a category supported by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

New innovation roadmap outlines pathway for Scottish aquaculture growth

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Dead salmon being examined by laboratory worker

A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector was launched today at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in Inverness, attended by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity.

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