Seaweed Farm Manager, SAMS – Oban

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SAMS actively operates two seaweed cultivation sites that are a cornerstone in delivering research and commercial projects investigating macroalgal cultivation and uses of farmed algae. As the seaweed cultivation sector has expanded, a need has arisen to support the day-to-day maintenance and development of SAMS seaweed farm sites.

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The war on lice

Lice entering tank

Technology is opening up a number of potential fronts in the struggle to keep farmed fish lice-free Early warning could help salmon farmers take timely action to reduce sea lice numbers before their stock becomes infested with the parasites. Clearly, assessing the levels of sea lice by counting the lice attached to salmon in a…

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Save our seaweed: scientists launch global initiative

A research project to find solutions to the biodiversity crisis in global seaweed stocks has been launched by the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and partners in the UK, Asia and the United Nations University. The GlobalSeaweed SUPERSTAR project, funded by the UK’s Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate (GCBC), will involve some…

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Innovation award for SAMS spin-out

A new company that aims to use marine worms to clean up waste from fish farms has won a prestigious national business competition. N-ovatio-N™ CEO Dr Georgina Robinson, received the Converge Challenge prize at the Converge Awards ceremony in Glasgow earlier this month. The Converge Challenge prize was the premier award presented on the night…

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Partially funded scholarships now available for European Aquaculture Masters

ACES-STAR is extending the scholarship offering for Europe’s top-rated Erasmus Mundus Joint Aquaculture Master’s programme The two-year Aquaculture, Environment and Society STAR course allows students to study in three centres of excellence in European aquaculture research in Scotland, France and Greece. As well as fully funded scholarships, the programme now offers places with tuition fees…

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Scots scientists drive seaweed safeguards

OBAN based researchers are advising world leaders on how to safeguard the global seaweed industry, which is now worth about $5 billion annually. The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) recently delivered a presentation to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), highlighting biosecurity issues in the fast growing sector. The FAO now intends to…

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Prize apprentice scoops three awards

AN apprentice with the Scottish Salmon Company scooped three big prizes at the Lantra Scotland Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards last night. Janis Brivkalns from Dunoon was named as joint overall Learner of the Year, as well as winning the Aquaculture Learner of the Year and the Modern Apprentice of the Year…

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