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International drive to increase aquaculture SME innovation

International drive to increase aquaculture SME innovation

Thursday, 16th February 2017

An international partnership met in Reykjavík today to scope out a new Aquaculture Innovation Network for the Northern Periphery and Arctic (AINNPA) aimed at improving innovation support for remotely located aquaculture businesses and, in turn, enabling demand-driven products and services.

Applications now open for SAIC Scholars 2017/18

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

SAIC Scholars Connect Plus is back for a third academic year, with up to 25 funded MSc places available to Scottish and EU students in 2017/18, as well as a host of career-oriented activities.

New industry course for first-time managers

Monday, 19th December 2016

A new aquaculture-specific training course has launched, aimed at equipping first-time managers with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective team leaders.

Industry-wide support for a centre of innovation excellence, says study

Friday, 16th December 2016

A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative.

Novel approaches to sea lice control receive £1.76m boost

Friday, 28th October 2016

The drive to reduce sea lice and increase harvests of Scottish salmon has received a £1.76m boost, following a successful application to the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Mussel spawning trials now underway at pilot hatchery

Wednesday, 5th October 2016

Trials to get mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment are now underway at the NAFC Marine Centre at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

International ties promise more advances for Scotland’s shellfish industry

Wednesday, 5th October 2016

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has signed a Letter of Intent with New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, the Cawthron Institute, to explore research projects of mutual interest – in particular, projects that could lead to higher productivity in the shellfish industry.

Salmon feed innovations set to boost Scotland’s biggest food export market

Wednesday, 31st August 2016

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) last night announced over £140,000 support for two projects aimed at improving salmon feed formulations, amplified by over a quarter of a million pounds of funding from industry and academic partners.

New diagnostics tools could save millions for Scottish aquaculture industry

Friday, 26th August 2016

Monitoring of farmed fish and their environment to be boosted as the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) invests nearly £250,000 in projects to improve biodiversity and fish health in farming.

‘Lab in a suitcase’ could boost exports of Scottish salmon and know-how

Thursday, 28th July 2016

An innovative new test for seawater readiness, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), could boost Scottish exports – both of farmed salmon and the country’s technological expertise.

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