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SAIC bolsters team with new appointments and promotions

08 August 2022   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed Jillian Couto-Phoenix as its new head of skills and talent, to lead its range of career development programmes and help attract the next generation of talent into the sector.....

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Underwater 3D imaging helps to give deeper understanding of seabed

08 August 2022   Experts in underwater imaging technology are trialling the use of a first-of-its-kind system that could see 3D digital models used by Scottish seafood producers to map out and monitor complex marine environments and habitats. Led by Oban-based....

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Aquaculture partnership named “Outstanding” by Innovate UK

14 July 2022   A partnership between Pulcea and the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture has received the highest possible accolade from Innovate UK for collaboration between business and academia, after being recognised as 'Outstanding' for its Knowledge Transfer Partnership....

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Aquaculture researchers secure £1mil+ funding to explore imaging technology and AI

07 June 2022   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will support three new innovation projects that aim to deliver economic impact and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture, following its latest call for research initiatives. Valued at a combined £1.1m,....

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Scottish aquaculture industry warns about the growing risk of harmful algal blooms

31 May 2022   The Scottish aquaculture industry is embracing technology to support collaborative efforts to protect farmed fish from the potential impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs), as climate change continues to influence the number and frequency of phytoplankton events....

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Project aims to show clear benefits of water purification system for fish health in Scotland

20 April 2022   For the first time in Scotland an innovative water purification system will be trialled alongside a medicine used to treat sea lice on salmon, in what could be a major boost for fish health and wellbeing. CleanTreat,....

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SAIC bolsters its board with two new appointments

21 March 2022   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed Lisa Collins and Grant Stentiford to its board, bringing extensive scientific knowledge and networks, as well as combined experience of global sustainable food systems to support the innovation centre’s....

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SAIC projects to deliver £50million in additional annual turnover by 2026

23 February 2022   Projects funded by the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will deliver additional turnover of £50 million per annum for the companies involved by 2026, according to new research. The economic impact assessment produced by Frontline Consultants and....

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Technology expert strengthens SAIC’s board

15 February 2022   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed Chris Hyde, chief technology officer of Aberdeen-based marine technology specialist OTAQ, to its board of directors. The move will strengthen links and foster relationships between the aquaculture sector and Scottish....

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New research funding to give cleaner fish a ‘kelping’ hand

06 December 2021   KelpRing – the company behind a tool that mimics wild seaweed habitats – has received a £125,000 funding package from the Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) to explore the benefits of using natural kelp hides on fish farms,....

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Returners programme enables aquaculture expert to spawn new career

01 December 2021   After taking a break from work to start a family, Bridie Grant, an expert in aquaculture reproduction and genetics, has been inspired through the Women Returners Programme to embark on a new career with the Sustainable Aquaculture....

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New funding call opens for sustainable innovation in aquaculture

23 November 2021   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has launched a new call for proposals for innovation projects that will help to increase the economic impact and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture. Projects must focus on an area....

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Pioneering pilot project aims to open up data opportunity for aquaculture

17 November 2021   An international consortium has begun a pioneering €1.3 million (£1.11 million) pilot project in Badcall, Scotland, that will accelerate the aquaculture sector’s digital transformation and support the drive towards enhanced sustainability, productivity, and operational efficiency on fish....

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SAIC to shine a spotlight on aquaculture careers as part of Lochaber Ideas Week

11 November 2021   Future talent that can drive innovation will be key to supporting the growth of Scotland’s burgeoning aquaculture sector: that is one of the underlining themes of next week’s Aquaculture Day running as part of Lochaber Ideas Week....

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SAIC launches new call for proposals

09 November 2021   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) works to increase the economic impact and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture. This includes offering grant funding for collaborative R&D projects to align with important sector challenges. SAIC’s Call 3 2021,....

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Microscopic villain could be the root cause for unexplained gill health issues

25 October 2021   Hydrozoans, more commonly known as micro jellyfish, are being closely monitored by Mowi Scotland to better understand how they affect the gill health of salmon, attendees at this week’s International Gill Heath Conference will hear..

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New project to more accurately model salmon farms’ environmental impact

20 October 2021   A consortium of organisations in Scotland is developing a more accurate way of predicting how salmon farms interact with their surrounding environment, helping to inform decisions on future farm locations, the development of existing farms, and enhancing....

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Researchers develop new rapid PCR testing system to detect oyster diseases

04 October 2021   Aquaculture researchers in Scotland are developing a PCR method that will help detect the presence of a range of diseases and biofouling species affecting oysters and mussels, in a project that could be a significant boost to....

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New project seeks to sharpen up cleaner fish vaccinations

31 August 2021   A team of UK researchers has received funding to optimise the formulation and delivery of a key vaccination given to protect ballan wrasse from disease, which could unlock the greater use of cleaner fish to control sea....

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Researchers get to the heart of fish health with new diagnostic tool

19 August 2021   A group of aquaculture researchers in Scotland is aiming to develop a simple and cost-effective mass testing tool that could significantly enhance fish health and wellbeing, by quickly and proactively detecting and differentiating between a range of....

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Fully funded aquaculture scholarships up for grabs with SAIC

19 July 2021   SAIC, with funding from the Scottish Funding Council, is supporting a dozen fully funded places for master’s degrees in aquaculture-related subjects at the University of Stirling. The places are available across the following three courses: MSc Aquatic Pathobiology MSc....

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Collaboration in focus as SAIC launches networking hub

01 July 2021   The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is launching a new digital forum to encourage collaboration among its consortium members, promoting cross-industry networking and knowledge-sharing across the aquaculture sector. More than 215 member organisations are being invited to join....

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Aquaculture sector puts research mussel behind broken shell fix

24 June 2021   A group of aquaculture researchers in Scotland is undertaking an initiative that could determine the cause of shell breakage in different species of mussels, one of the biggest challenges facing the sector globally. The consortium – comprising of....

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Genetic discovery marks significant progress in fight against fish disease

25 May 2021   A team of international aquaculture researchers has made a significant breakthrough with the identification of two new genetic markers that indicate greater resistance to a bacterial infection in Atlantic salmon. In a project backed by the Sustainable Aquaculture....

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Researchers help mussel farmers tackle tube worm pest

12 May 2021   In what is thought to be a global first for the sector, a team of aquaculture experts is exploring the development of a new rapid diagnostic method to support Scotland’s shellfish producers with the early identification of....

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Aquaculture experts aim to strike the right ballan-ce for cleaner fish

11 May 2021   A group of researchers is aiming to determine the best possible conditions to help ballan wrasse to grow and thrive, which could hold the key to tackling the perennial challenge of sea lice on salmon farms. The project....

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Cleaner fish project looks for candidates with a bold personality

30 April 2021   It has long been thought that people’s personality traits determine how suited they might be to different types of jobs, but now a group of researchers are taking the concept a step further by looking at how....

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SAIC: two live funding opportunities

16 April 2021   There are currently two opportunities for funding available with more information available via the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) should you wish to apply, as they may be able to assist. Contact SAIC here. Marine Fund Scotland The EoI....

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Sea cucumbers to help aquaculture out of an environmental pickle

04 February 2021   A team of aquaculture researchers is exploring how the use of sea cucumbers could help minimise the environmental impact of fish farming. Blue Remediation has secured a funding package from the UK Seafood Innovation Fund, with....

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SAIC targets sustainable future for global aquaculture

01 February 2021   SAIC, formerly the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, has announced a new strategic focus and an expanded geographical reach as it re-brands to the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre. The move reflects SAIC’s alignment with supporting a green recovery from....

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