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Roadmap outlines Scottish aquaculture growth

Staff Writer | March 2, 2017
The first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) has seen the release of a new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector.
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Seafood in Scotland   Scottish aquaculture: A view towards 2030
"Scottish aquaculture: A view towards 2030" uses a combination of research to create a roadmap that sets out the needs of the sector according to urgency and impact. It recommends a pathway of actions through to 2030.

This follows a six-month scoping study into the innovation needs of the sector, commissioned by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and conducted by independent consultants Imani Development in partnership with SRSL.

Heather Jones, CEO of SAIC, said: "Several of the issues highlighted by the report as being urgent and high-impact, such as disease, feed, licencing and regulation, and spat availability closely mirror SAIC’s own priority innovation areas which were identified by the industry during our initial engagement with the sector.

"We look forward to collaborating with existing and new partners alike on additional innovative R&D in these areas, and playing a core role in helping the industry achieve its growth ambitions."