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SAIC collaborating with Nofima on sustainable feed research

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced a strategic research collaboration with Nofima, one of Europe’s leading institutes for applied research into aquaculture, fisheries and food.

February 28, 2016

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced a strategic research collaboration with Nofima, one of Europe’s leading institutes for applied research into aquaculture, fisheries and food.

The collaboration will see SAIC and Nofima work together on projects of mutual interest, particularly those addressing sustainable feeds, sea lice control, rapid detection of pathogens and diseases, and shellfish spat.

A Letter of Intent setting out shared objectives and goals for an initial period of three years was signed during a recent visit to the institute’s head office in Tromso, Norway.

Commenting on the new collaboration, SAIC CEO Heather Jones said: “This is a must-seize opportunity for SAIC to join forces with one of Europe’s leading names in aquaculture research and deliver real competitive advantage to the industry. It will enable us to forge a close working relationship with Nofima, access an even broader range of competencies, and explore possible avenues of funding together.”

Nofima Aquaculture Director Nils Haga: “Scotland and Norway are two of the most dominant and dynamic forces in aquaculture. Now we can bring our collective vision, expertise and resources together to make even more significant advances for challenges common to the fish farming industries in our countries and in Europe.”

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