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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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Scottish Seaweed Industry Association Annual Conference 18-19 February Oban

The SSIA is holding its annual conference in Oban on Tuesday 18th February 2020 followed by a day of workshops at SAMS ( Scottish Association for Marine Science) on Wednesday 19th.

An interesting line-up of speakers for the conference on 18th February has been confirmed, and topics announced for the workshops to be held the next day, 19th February at The Scottish Association for Marine Science.

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The Scottish Seaweed Industry Association 2017, Oban, 14-15 November

To build on the success of the inaugural meeting in 2016, The intention is to hold the AGM and have a dinner on Tuesday 14th, with the main conference programme running all day on Wednesday 15th.
The SSIA is a forum for all industry voices, and people with any interest in this emerging sector are welcome to register and participate – save the date

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