The Hebridean Seaweed Company Ltd, a seaweed processor based in the Isle of Lewis, has started work on a new £7m expanded facility after receiving £659,000 from Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
The money will support a £914,000 project to develop new fish farming pens that can be used in offshore environments, while increasing productivity and improving fish welfare.
The AAI fund was launched in 2017 as a 30-month pilot programme, led by HIE, and delivered in partnership with Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). It offers SMEs in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands the opportunity of match funding to help commercialise innovative new processes, products, services or technologies.
Xanthella Ltd was one of 10 companies rewarded for their commitment to sustainability in this year's VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards. Full details of about VIBES can be found here - http://www.vibes.org.uk/news/2018/good-vibes-for-scottish-businesses-supporting-sustainable-development/
The funds will assist Scottish Sea Farms latest R&D drive - worth a total of £18.3 million, and create up to ten high value jobs during the initial three-year project, with an additional 30 jobs planned by 2027.
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) invites you to join them at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunstaffnage, Oban for their workshop 'Exploring Opportunities in Blue Biotech and Aquaculture'.