Careers fair connects students to industry

THIS year’s annual Aquaculture Careers Event, organised by Stirling University’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), is to take place on April 20 at the Stirling Court Hotel. The aim of the event – called #ACE2020 – is to connect students, particularly those at postgraduate level, with the wider industry, providing an opportunity for the next generation…

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Aquaculture’s ‘new wave’ drives recruitment campaign

A NEW initiative to recruit young people into the aquaculture industry will ‘light a fire’ and inspire the next generation to find out more about the industry, said rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing. Speaking at the launch of ‘A New Wave of Talent’, a series of films highlighting the variety of careers in the sector,…

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Judges named for 2020 Aquaculture Awards

THE judges for the 2020 Aquaculture Awards, to be held in Aviemore during the Aquaculture UK trade exhibition in May, have been announced. They include Alex Adrian, aquaculture operations manager of Crown Estate Scotland; Rob Fletcher, senior editor of the Fish Site; Martin Gill, head of aquaculture and fisheries of Lloyds Register; Nicki Holmyard, director…

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Oral sea lice vaccine feeds hope

AN oral vaccine for sea lice is being developed by a team of Scottish and international aquaculture experts. The aim of the project is to produce a vaccine that can be delivered through feed, following recent advances in the understanding of fish immune systems. With funding provided through the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), partners…

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Stirling PhD opportunities for two students

APPLICATIONS are still open for two PhD projects, programmes and scholarships at Stirling University’s Institute of Aquaculture. The first, under the lead supervision of Professor David Little, is: ‘A global assessment of aquaculture products from a food systems and value chain perspective towards the development of a personal environmental/health impact tool.’ In a description of…

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Stirling’s academic pioneers win top prize

THE Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University is to receive the UK’s most prestigious academic honour, the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The accolade – part of the UK honours system – was announced during a special reception at St James’s Palace last night and will be officially presented at Buckingham Palace in February. Introduced in 1994,…

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\’More questions than answers\’ in gender debate

THERE is no wilful exclusion of women from aquaculture roles, but there is a generational issue of men avoiding the ‘difficulty of having a more diverse workplace’. This was the view of Lara Barazi, CEO of Kephalonian Fisheries in Greece, one of six panellists (three women and three men) at a Women in Aquaculture seminar…

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\’More questions than answers\’ in gender debate

THERE is no wilful exclusion of women from aquaculture roles, but there is a generational issue of men avoiding the ‘difficulty of having a more diverse workplace’. This was the view of Lara Barazi, CEO of Kephalonian Fisheries in Greece, one of six panellists (three women and three men) at a Women in Aquaculture seminar…

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Stirling explores feed factor in sea lice fight

A NEW £300,000 study involving Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) and a leading animal feed manufacturer will explore how feed ingredients can reduce infections in farmed fish. Led by Dr Armin Sturm, a senior lecturer at the Institute and a sea lice expert, the research could reduce the need for anti-parasite treatments in aquaculture. If…

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New vaccine hope for rainbow trout fry

A NEW vaccine for rainbow trout is to be trialled in a project led by Dawnfresh, Scotland’s biggest trout farmer, and the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA). A consortium, which also includes Kames Fish Farming, another Scottish trout farm operator, and Tethys Aquaculture, an aquaculture research impact company, will test the rainbow trout…

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