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Stepping-stone trial could lead to Scotland’s first commercial shellfish hatchery

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have announced a trial to test the commercial viability of a mussel hatchery in Scotland. The 30-month project could lead to higher productivity in the shellfish industry and support rural businesses and jobs. Other key partners in the hatchery project include the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group,...
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Joint BBSRC-NERC funding call for sustainable aquaculture: health, disease, and the environment

BBSRC is building capacity in aquaculture research as UK farmed fish and shellfish become a growing component of food supplies. £6M of funding is now available to deliver bioscience and environmental science research projects that address key priorities in aquaculture. Globally, one billion people depend on aquaculture as a primary source of dietary protein. The capture of wild fish is...
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world's oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research by the University of York shows this approach to be extremely risky. The ecological effects of intensive fishing. From left to right, fishing effort increases over time. As a...
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