Wanted: new host

The launch of WiSA, 2019, (from left): Graham Black of Marine Scotland, Charlotte Maddocks and Heather Jones

A ground-breaking body set up to encourage the development of women in aquaculture is looking for a new supporter, as Sandy Neil reports.

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Eyes on the target

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Scotland is a nation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. We have a thriving start-up scene and new ideas are brought to various sectors almost daily as a result of support from a range of organisations, including business support agencies, funding vehicles and innovation centres.

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Funding secured for cleaner fish vaccination project

Research into the optimal formulation and delivery of vaccines to safeguard ballan wrasse from bacterial disease has been given a funding boost following a successful first phase. Researchers hope the project could lead to greater use of the cleaner fish to control sea lice on salmon farms. A consortium of UK academics and aquaculture partners…

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Grant helps novel sea lice vaccine research to next step

A small sea louse from a salmon river

Hopes for an effective vaccine against sea lice have been boosted with the news of a grant that is helping research into a further stage. Partners from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, AQUATRECK Animal Health SL and Moredun Scientific have been awarded almost £50,000 from the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), after the…

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Scottish Pavilion at Aqua Nor hailed a resounding success

Team Scotland’s presence last year at Aqua Nor, the international aquaculture trade show, has been hailed as a resounding success. In a poll, three-quarters of the Scottish businesses represented there said they expect to see an increase in turnover after attending the biennial exhibition and conference held at Trondheim in Norway, in August last year.…

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Researching complex gill disease in Atlantic salmon

Moredun is helping to find ways to improve salmon gill health Moredun Scientific’s scientists are developing experimental models of gill diseases in Atlantic salmon (pictured). The gills of Atlantic salmon play a key role in physiological processes. Their structure enables efficient transfer between blood and the water environment, but the gills may be exposed to…

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SAIC set to fund seven more aquaculture projects

The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is supporting further research into fish health and wellbeing initiatives in 2024, with seven successful projects set to benefit from its most recent funding call. With a combined total value of more than £860,000, the funded research and development (R&D) projects have secured over £300,000 from SAIC with additional…

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