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Danes see market in Scottish growth

REPRESENTATIVES from the Scottish aquaculture industry were invited to Denmark recently to give an insight into how their sector is working to unlock future growth. An industry led initiative to double production by 2030 will provide suppliers with huge opportunities,...
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Fusion manager brings subsea experience

FUSION Marine has appointed Iain Macdonald as operations manager in a move that will enable the Argyll based company to further develop and service its busy order book. A former merchant navy deck officer, Macdonald brings a wealth of experience...
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Technology ‘pushing processing to new heights’

CONSUMER demand is driving seafood product quality and diversity to new heights, Marel, the international food processing equipment company, will tell the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen next week. Marel executives will be speaking at the forum’s aquaculture and...
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Lantra awards postponed due to snow

LANTRA Scotland has announced on Twitter the postponement of its learner of the year awards ceremony, due to be held tonight in Dunblane. The ‘red’ weather warning in Scotland’s central belt, the first ever such alert to be issued by...
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Tailored training in auditing techniques

A NEW training course on internal auditing techniques for aquaculture has been launched in Shetland to meet industry demand. The short course, provided by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI, was developed by NAFC aquaculture Trainer Matthew Wright in response to...
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‘Ripple effect’ of £17.9m aquaculture investment

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has facilitated 16 collaborative projects with a combined investment of £17.9 million since it was set up in 2014. This amounts to £3.60 generated for every £1 of public money, said SAIC CEO Heather...
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Transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency solutions

In the face of growing global challenges, Blue Planet Ecosystems is setting new standards in sustainable aquaculture with its groundbreaking systems. As the global population and calorie intake soar, traditional...
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Supply chain resilience

A ban on imported salmon eggs from Norway led AquaGen to come up with a UK-based solution. When Scotland banned the import of Norwegian salmon eggs in 2019, due to...
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Optimizing trout performance through field trials 

Troutlodge is the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. We maintain four strains of rainbow trout, which allows for security of supply for our customers all year-round. Our breeding...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture,...
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RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture...
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New laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish

Moredun Scientific are now able to offer a range of laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish. These assays can be used for a variety of purposes such as...
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Jobs

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Farm Manager – Braevallich, Near Lochgilphead

Dawnfresh Farming Ltd is the largest Trout Farming Company operating in the UK with farms located throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland. We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified...
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Key Account Manager – STIM

STIM is currently looking to identify a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Key Account Manager. As STIM is growing its presence in the UK and Ireland,...
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Marine Husbandry Opportunities – Oban area

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to grow your career within the aquaculture industry? Working within our newly designed farming structures and highly supportive teams might be just what...
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Trout Farm Assistant Manager, Harome Trout Farm – North Yorkshire

We produce over 300 tonnes of portion sized Rainbow Trout per year for a major retailer and we are looking for a dedicated individual to join our small team in...
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Features

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Off the hook

As Vince McDonagh reports, a study by Norway’s Institute of Marine Research has added to the evidence that farmed salmon are not spreading diseases to their wild counterparts. Marine researchers...
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Oysters galore – in France

Nicki Holmyard shares her impressions after her visit to France’s oyster heartland. I love oysters, and really miss having oyster farmers for neighbours! In my local fishmongers, No 3 oysters...
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Far out, man

Iceland has joined the list of countries looking at whether fish farming could expand into more challenging ocean locations, as Vince McDonagh reports. Iceland has become the latest major seafood...
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Under pressure

The diving industry is backing calls to reinstate the hyperbaric chamber at Dunstaffnage, as Sandy Neil reports. More than 25,000 people have backed an online petition calling for the reinstatement...
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The final frontier

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott highlights the work being done to protect Scotland’s iconic wild salmon. Captain James T Kirk: it is a name from one’s youth, depending on...
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Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
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Opinion

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What price differentiation?

By Nick Joy The climate for fish sales and prices globally is generally set fair, with the odd bump. This is in stark contrast to the outlook for production globally,...
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Big fish, little fish

Consolidation in the salmon sector is based on hard economic realities, argues Dr Martin Jaffa. The salmon sector in Norway appears to be embarking on a journey that Scottish producers...
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Activism and its effects

By Nick Joy So here I am trying to concentrate whilst looking after my extremely active granddaughter. My thoughts are punctuated with “Granddad, granddad can you come and…” To a...
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One sided

A new podcast on the future of wild salmon features numerous guests, but only one narrow viewpoint, argues Dr Martin Jaffa. Aquaculture UK at Aviemore was a celebration of the...
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Protecting human rights

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, offers an overview of the challenges faced by the seafood sector and what can be done to improve the social performance of...
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Counter argument

Dr Martin Jaffa asks: Is the consumer’s reluctance to try different fish actually the fault of the industry and retailers? An article in the Guardian newspaper looked at why people...
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Events

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Future fuels

Aquaculture was a key area for Seawork 2024, with questions around clean technology coming to the fore, as David Robinson reports. The 25th edition of the Seawork exhibition and conference...
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Blue food, green solutions

Copenhagen is the venue for an event that will bring together aquaculture expertise from all over the world. The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this...
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State of Alaska supports Seagriculture USA 2024

Seagriculture USA 2024, the leading event for seaweed producers in North America, has secured sponsorship from the State of Alaska, where the conference will be held this September. Seagriculture USA...
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Plenary speakers confirmed for Latin American Aquaculture Congress

Plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Latin American Aquaculture Congress, taking place in Medellin, Colombia this September. They are Dr Benjamin Le Frentz of the US Department of Agriculture,...
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Story telling

Aquaculture needs to get better at explaining itself, but there were plenty of great narratives at the Blue Food Innovation Summit, as Robert Outram reports The Blue Food Innovation Summit,...
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Faroes hosts leading seaweed sector event

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the premier event for Europe’s seaweed industry, was successfully held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the unifying theme "Bridging...
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