New CEO of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced

New CEO of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced

Heather Jones has been appointed as CEO of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Board (SAIC). The SAIC, which was launched in June, brings together industry and research to provide innovative solutions with the aim of growing the already substantial contribution aquaculture makes to the Scottish economy. Heather, a native of Ayrshire, brings 25 years’ experienceContinue Reading

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Fish farm expansion brings jobs to Orkney

Fish farm expansion brings jobs to Orkney

APPROVAL has been granted for the expansion of the Scottish Sea Farms site at Eday, north of Orkney. The £1 million expansion will create four new jobs locally, doubling the existing number of employees at the Eday site, and significantly increase production of the quality product farmed in Orkney waters. The existing site will increaseContinue Reading

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Loch Duart MD to step down

Loch Duart MD to step down

AFTER 15 years at the helm of Loch Duart, Nick Joy has decided to step down as Managing Director in the Spring of 2015. He has cited a number of reasons from health, to family life and the wish to pursue other opportunities. Loch Duart owes so much to Nick as a founding director andContinue Reading

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New contracts for the Mørenot Aquaculture Group

New contracts for the Mørenot Aquaculture Group

MØRENOT Aquaculture Group landed new contracts at the Aquaculture UK 2014 exhibition in Aviemore, Scotland. Mørenot Aquaculture Group won a contract for four new Flexilink grids at the show. The order also include other mooring equipment like buoys, chains etc. This contract was granted by Marine Harvest, which already has seven Flexilink grids installed. TheContinue Reading

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Salmon company has application rejected by Highland Council

Salmon company has application rejected by Highland Council

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has had its application to remove a planning condition, which limits permission to operate one of its farms for ten years only, refused by the Highland Council. The council granted the time-limited permission for the 2,500-tonne fish farm at Sgeir Dughall, in Upper Loch Torridon, in 2012. The limit wasContinue Reading