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International Ballan Wrasse Conference - online May 27

SAIC, Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre, in collaboration with Argyll based Otter Ferry Seafish, is delighted to host the International Ballan Wrasse Conference, May 2021.

This virtual conference will provide an international forum for sharing knowledge and experience on the rearing, welfare and deployment of Ballan wrasse. It will be discussing producers’ standards and best practices, disseminating research findings, exploring future R&D priorities, and connecting producers, customers, academia and other stakeholders.

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Leading the blue economy - A’ stiùireadh an eaconamaidh ghorm

The marine resource of the Highlands and Islands is an enviable and unique asset, not only for the region, but for Scotland and the whole United Kingdom. It has created and maintained valuable economic opportunities for generations, in sectors as varied as aquaculture, fisheries, life sciences, tourism and renewable energy. With the right strategic approach, carefully targeted investment and access to excellent science and skills, we believe it has the potential to deliver much more, playing a key role in the contribution made by Scotland’s rural economy, supporting a sustainable future for hundreds of communities around its coasts and, in doing so, contributing significantly to the country’s net zero ambition

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More short term tie-ups announced for The Moorings, Malin House

The EMSP is pleased to announce that all the available co-working spaces have now been let within The Moorings suite at Malin House.

A year on from the original ‘lockdown’, this suggests that there is now growing demand for co-working suites in the Oban marine business sector. It seems whilst working from home is fine for a while, folk are now putting a greater value than ever on the social elements of sharing a workspace, such as the in-person connections and collaborative interactions so hard to replicate so easily on-line.

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Ocean Ecology Ltd opens office at the EMSP

Established in 2013, Ocean Ecology Limited (OEL) set out to work with the UK’s most forward-thinking organisations making use of and regulating the marine environment. It has since worked on a number of the UK's most significant marine infrastructure projects and with the majority of the UK government's regulatory bodies.

From its base by the River Severn in Gloucestershire, the company has just opened a Scottish office in The Moorings co-working suite at the European Marine Science Park.

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HIE announces £4.5million investment in EMSP

More than £4.5m is to be invested in expanding the marine enterprise cluster in Argyll, in a move that is expected to create more than 30 well-paid jobs.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding for two new stages in its development of the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) at Dunstaffnage near Oban.

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Come and join the marine business community at Malin House!

From January 2021 we will have 2 large office suites to let in the marine business hub at the European Marine Science Park.

It’s not just the modern working environment you’d expect....

but a welcome abord the on-site marine science research, teaching and business community, anchored by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS/UHI).

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SAIC membership leaps as aquaculture targets innovative future.

SAIC – the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre – has reached a significant milestone in its membership base, as Scotland’s aquaculture sector increasingly looks to collaborative innovation to deliver sustainable growth.

Malin Group, the marine engineering specialist, and Isle of Skye Mussel Company – one of Scotland’s burgeoning community of seafood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – have joined SAIC’s consortium, taking its membership beyond 150 organisations for the first time.

The consortium acts as a connecting point for different parts of the sector, including seafood producers, supply chain companies, regulators, and the public sector. Beyond aquaculture, sectors represented range from biotechnology, subsea companies, and equipment suppliers, to logistics firms and retailers.

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IBioIC's 7th Annual Conference - open for registrations

IBioIC’s annual conference is the largest industrial biotechnology conference in the UK.

IBioIC's 7th Annual Conference will return in February 2021 with an impressive line up of high-profile speakers and more of the high-value networking opportunities the community has come to expect from this event.

The seventh IBioIC annual conference will be hosted virtually given the uncertainties around COVID-19, and will take place on 10 and 11 February 2021.

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Insect Farming - Introduction Events with Zero Waste Scotland

Both agriculture and aquaculture – or fish farms – have worked hard to maximise sustainability in recent years, but there is still a growing need for more sustainable sources of feed proteins to reduce pressure on the environment, support biodiversity, and help fight the climate crisis. Insects could play a valuable role as an alternative feedstock for fish, poultry and pigs – while they can also be used to make pet food.

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