Marine Husbandry Opportunities – Mallaig

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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 you are searching for in your next career step. We are currently recruiting for Husbandry roles at our Nevis marine farms in Mallaig. The husbandry…

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But where are the lice?

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Modelling for the supposed prevalence of sea lice is not backed up by samples taken in the field, says Dr Martin Jaffa Congratulations to the Fish Farmer magazine team for hosting their first Aqua Agenda webinar, which took place in January. The subject was fish health (see the report starting on page 46 of this…

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The great masquerade

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Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott addresses the blurring of the lines between activism and journalism, and highlights the desperate tactics of anti-salmon campaigners Our sector has hundreds of brilliantly talented biologists, veterinarians, hatchery technicians and environmental scientists who deliver the highest standards of animal welfare anywhere in the world. The innovation that has developed…

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Aquaculture Site Manager – Loch Damph, South

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Job Opportunity for Aquaculture Site Manager 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract with Renewal Opportunities Location: Loch Damph, South Starting Salary: £61,400 with a variable biannual bonus. Property available to successful applicant to reside in for the better performance of the employee’s duties. The ideal candidate will either be an experienced Farm Manager or a Farm Technician…

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Seeing through the glass ceiling

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Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who still haven’t watched, I promise – when host Claudia Winkleman spotted a trend in the contestants who were being removed from the game. The three…

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Taking on the challenges

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Climate change and other factors keep throwing up new threats to fish health, as our expert panel explained in Fish Farmer’s Aqua Agenda webinar. Robert Outram reports THE PANELLISTS  Dr Iain Berrill Head of Technical, Salmon Scotland Dr Iain Berrill has always had an interest in the marine and freshwater environment. He studied a BSc…

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Sea lice research at VESO Aqualab

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Sea lice – a point of focus VESO is a world leading contract research facility, committed to the conduct of state-of-the-art trials with fish and fish pathogens. Our main focus is on know-how regarding host-pathogen interactions and on conducting experimental challenge procedures with the pathogens that commonly affect aquaculture of cold-water species. A particular point…

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What shall I talk about?

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There’s hardly been any news about farming, so what on earth can I talk about? With French farmers dumping God knows what on their parliament and Brussels trying to fend them off the EU, there’s hardly anything interesting going on. Yet the media are finding it hard to cover. Occasionally they mention the green agenda…

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Nordic Aqua on track for first Chinese harvest

Norwegian company Nordic Aqua Partners, which is developing a land based facility in China, has reported a good operational performance in the fourth quarter of last year with construction works for Stage One completed on time and on budget. The biological performance was good for all batches – with strong growth, a mortality rate below…

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Vónin Scotland lands £955K for new aquaculture net facility

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In a significant advancement for the Scottish aquaculture sector, Vónin Scotland Ltd, a leader in aquaculture services and supplies, has received £955,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. The grant will contribute towards the large investment required to develop a comprehensive facility for the maintenance, cleaning and treatment of fish farming nets. Vónin’s new operation…

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