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MAXiMAR study highlights enormous marine economy development potential for Highlands and Islands

Entitled ‘Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands’ (MAXiMAR), the study focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, energy and marine biotechnology which are the most highly innovative sectors.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) led the wide-ranging consortium to conduct the study which is known as a science and innovation audit’ (SIA) and is part of a UK Government sponsored series of audits.

Opportunities highlighted in the report include building on the existing research, testing and demonstration infrastructure to meet the needs of the industry, growing innovation in the sector and expanding the skills base, as well as attracting new businesses to the region.

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Uist Asco increase harvesting rewards

Uist Asco, a company owned by the Canadian firm, Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL), is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the rate it pays to Harvesters for the seaweed they collect and sell to the company has increased

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