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Embracing the Internet of Things in Aquaculture

Embracing the Internet of Things in Aquaculture

Tuesday, 28th January 2020
Salmon farms at sea

The remote locations of salmon farms can sometimes mean that communicating data can be difficult. Heather Jones, CEO of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) discusses the benefits of IoT technologies for the fish farming industry with CENSIS, Innovation Centre for Sensing, Imaging and IoT. Aquaculture is already of huge importance to…

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…

Scotland’s Invent Calendar

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The people behind ‘Scotland is Now‘, the campaign showcasing the the benefits of living, working, studying or doing business in  Scotland, are introducing something a little different for the festive season. Each day throughout December, the site will share a different modern Scottish innovation. Forget about your traditional advent calendar, in…

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…

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC)

Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Photo of shoal of small fish

Support for productivity, export growth and rural jobs ‘Industry success through research partnerships’ – that is the goal that drives the work of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

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.

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