Coastal vegetated habitats are disproportionately important in sequestering carbon dioxide compared with terrestrial ecosystems. Being amongst the most productive and carbon-rich ecosystems in the world, with the potential to sequester carbon for millennia, they should be prominent in strategies to mitigate climate change.
Everything is set for what once again promises to be a great shellfish conference. Shellfish aquaculture is a growing part of the Scottish economy, Fergus Ewing, Minister for Rural Economy and Connectivity will be opening the conference at noon on 26th October.
The UK Arctic Science conferences have brought together researchers with a common interest in the Arctic environment. Since its inception in 2009 there has been a great diversity in the science that has been presented.
Working with Grieg Seafood Shetland, Benchmark Holding’s team in Shetland are seeing great results from lumpfish produced at its recently revamped production facility at Sandwick with some Grieg sites reporting a reduction in lice burden of up to 70 per cent.
A project to address one of the key challenges faced by Scotland’s salmon farmers is underway, supported by grant funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and UK research council BBSRC.
The Symposium is a unique event because it includes not only researchers but stakeholders all along the value chain. The overall theme of the conference is: Sustainable expansion of global oyster production.
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