Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Our purpose is to transform Scottish aquaculture by unlocking sustainable growth through innovation excellence. Connecting businesses and academics, we fund and support commercially relevant, collaborative research.

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Aquaculture sector

Food security is a key existential issue for any country. At a time of unprecedented change as the UK leaves the European Union, the value to Scotland’s economy of farmed seafood is the highest it has ever been, eclipsing the value of seafood caught by all vessels around the coastline of the UK. Farmed Scottish salmon contributes more to UK balance of trade revenues than any other single food product. Last year, global salmon exports generated £700m of income from industrial activity in Scotland in a sector that supports over 12,000 jobs, thriving coastal and urban communities, and multiple businesses throughout the supply chain.

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Driving Innovation

Enabling research & development and collaborative projects

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Sharing Innovation

Facilitating knowledge exchange, networks and events

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Nurturing Innovation

Supporting the next generation of innovative leaders

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Nurturing innovation

Find out how SAIC helps grow the industry's talent pool by supporting the next generation of aquaculture professionals. We fund PhD and MSc places, develop training programmes for junior executives, provide conference travel grants for students, organise internships, and much more.

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SAIC Publications

Here, you will find all key SAIC publications in one handy place, along with our various governance policies.

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Event

Aquaculture UK Awards 2019

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The Fish Veterinary Society (FVS) Spring Scientific Meeting

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Guest blog: Things I wish I'd known after graduating

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The Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation visits SAIC