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New call from UK Aquaculture Initiative: £1.2M funding for innovation projects

NERC and BBSRC are inviting proposals for innovation projects to the UK Aquaculture Initiative , which builds on the 2014 Sustainable Aquaculture capacity-building call. Approximately  £1.2M  of funding is available for this call for projects that meet the needs of the UK aquaculture industry and create sustainable, tangible economic or societal benefits. Proposals...
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New call for projects by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has issued a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on two topics:   Sustainable feed for finfish Projects should focus on one of the following areas: health effects of feeding, including gut microbiome, changes in diet and susceptibility to disease sources of EPA/DHA alternative...
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KTN present at SAIC Rapid Diagnostics for Aquaculture workshop.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) continues to build nationwide agricultural networks through support and collaboration with other networks. One recent example of this was when KTN were invited to present at the Rapid Diagnostics for Aquaculture workshop hosted by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre and the Moredun Research Institute .   Transforming the...
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New centre to bring together experts on aquaculture

A virtual centre bringing together a vast amount of expertise on aquaculture related research was launched on 2nd December 2015 at the University of Aberdeen. The International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development (ICARD) has been established to bring together a group of 25 University of Aberdeen experts in environment and food security to conduct and promote aquaculture...
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ParaFishControl: Developing advanced tools and research strategies for parasite control in European farmed fish

ParaFishControl is a new €8.1 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the main fish species farmed in Europe (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, turbot, European sea bass, and gilthead sea...
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Unlocking Aquaculture Innovation through Collaboration, 8 Dec 2015, London

BBSRC and NERC invite you to a workshop for the UK aquaculture research and industry communities. This event will bring grant holders from the recent Sustainable Aquaculture and Global Research Partnership Aquaculture calls together with other UK aquaculture researchers and representatives from industry to network and discuss on-going research and challenges facing the sector. There will...
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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) launches call for mussel projects

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is inviting academics at research institutions in Scotland to express their interest in working on innovative mussel projects. The projects will focus on five key areas, all linked to the development and testing of new hatchery systems in Scotland: genetic markers live food bacteriology metamorphosis ...
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Genetic chip will help salmon farmers breed better fish

Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding thanks to research funded by BBSRC. The development will enable salmon breeders to improve the quality of their stock and its resistance to disease. A chip loaded with hundreds of thousands of pieces of DNA – each holding a fragment of the salmon's genetic code –...
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Genome sequence of Pacific bluefin tuna

Japanese researchers have sequenced and assembled a draft genome for the Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis , and they have reported their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They identified several genes and adaptations linked to light sensitivity, which may explain the tuna’s exceptional hunting skills. Their paper "Evolutionary changes of...
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