About SAIC

We work to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the economic impact of aquaculture. Connecting businesses and academics, we fund and support commercially relevant, collaborative research. We also fund university places and run tailored training programmes.

Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Driving, sharing and nurturing innovation

Launched in 2014, SAIC is part of the Innovation Centres programme, which aims to drive innovation in key economic sectors.

SAIC’s mission is to transform aquaculture by unlocking sustainable growth through innovation excellence. This means we work to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the economic impact of aquaculture.

Connecting businesses and academics, we fund and support commercially relevant, collaborative research that aims to deliver solutions to key sector challenges. We safeguard jobs and revenue through projects that result in spin-out businesses, new markets, and increased productivity.

We also attract, educate and upskill the aquaculture workforce through funded university places and tailored training programmes.

We provide an independent voice, offering science-based insight and knowledge exchange.

Throughout our work, we strive for a spirit of support, agility, integrity and collaboration.

SAIC’s innovation programme is delivered through three key workstreams: Driving Innovation, Sharing Innovation and Nurturing Innovation.

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SAIC publications

Here, you will find all key SAIC publications in one handy place, along with our various governance policies.

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SAIC secures £1.5 million funding package from the Scottish Government

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Aquaculture UK 2024

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On the sad loss of Dr John Rogers

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Funding booster for cleaner fish vaccination project