Aquaculture UK 2024

SAIC is exhibiting at Aquaculture UK 2024

True to form, SAIC will have a strong presence at Aquaculture UK in May with a well-placed 33m2 stand (F2), hour-long sessions in the conference tent on both days, and a drinks reception before the awards dinner.

We will be showcasing ten years of innovation with impact, as well as updating the sector on how SAIC will be driving R&D to help improve fish health and welfare into the future. We are also offering the opportunity for SAIC Consortium members to make use of our stand for meetings, networking and presentations. If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch.
Stand programme

Tuesday 14 May

11.00 Solving Aquaculture Challenges / Following the What If's, Joel Halse, CEO, East Coast Innovation Inc

11.30 Smart Solutions for Sustainable Aquaculture, Abdel Fateh Kerrouche, Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University

12.00 Astaxanthin protection, Kemin’s AquaScience Solutions, Emmanuel Pruvost, Kemin AquaScience

12.30 Collaboration spaces in the Highlands and Islands – access business property and benefit from local expertise, Adam Giangreco, SRUC & Andrea McColl, Highlands & Islands Enterprise

13.00 Salmonid freshwater cage farming in a changing world, Trevor Telfer, Institute of Aquaculture

14.00 Live Plankton Analysis System (LPAS): Automatic identification of algae species around marine aquaculture sites that can cause Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs), Kypher Shreves, OTAQ

14.30 Meeting net zero - Renewable energy opportunities for Aquaculture, David Linsley-Hood, Technical Director, Locogen Consulting Ltd

15.00 HIE innovation support and activity showcase, Caroline Maclellan, Senior Innovation Manager, Highlands & Islands Enterprise 

15.30 Scottish Seaweed Industry Association: Meet the Sector, Rhianna Rees, Business Development Manager, Scottish Seaweed Industry Association (SSIA)

16.00 ASC programme developments and UK market update, Aisla Jones, Market Development Manager UK & Ireland, ASC Aqua

16.30 ZOEX for Aquaculture - Clean Energy for the Blue EconomyAsh Penley, Sealand Projects

Wednesday 15 May

10.00 Providing Underwater Clarity: Step Change Advances in Seabed Monitoring, Martin Sayer, Tritonia Scientific

10.30 Development of novel high throughput assays to measure salmon immune response; Troponin, as a case study, Josip Barisic, WellFish Tech Ltd

11.00 Live Plankton Analysis System (LPAS): Automatic identification of algae species around marine aquaculture sites that can cause Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs), Kypher Shreves, OTAQ

12.30 Roslin Aquaculture: pioneering animal bioscienceNick Wade, Roslin Institute

13.00 Data life-cycle in aquaculture, Annette Boerlage, Research Fellow in Aquatic Epidemiology, SRUC

13.30 Hatchery enrichment to improve delousing impact in Ballan wrasse (HEIDI), Adam Brooker, Research Fellow, University of Stirling

14.00 Development of Simple, Rapid YES/NO Lateral Flow Tests for Cyanotoxins in Shellfish, Dan Smith, University of Aberdeen / Scottish Biologics

15.00 Drinks reception - A celebration of 10 years of innovation with impact - all welcome! 

Conference sessions

Tuesday 14 May, 13.00 - 14.00

Women in Scottish Aquaculture: Learning & Networking

Come along for an hour of updates, training, and networking with the WiSA community.

  • Opening message by Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and the Islands
  • Professional training on how to communicate with confidence with Maxine Montgomery, Pink Elephant Communications
  • An opportunity to network

Wednesday 15 May, 11.30 - 12.30

SAIC: 10 years of innovation with impact

This dynamic, hour-long conference session will be celebrating a decade of impactful research and development, consortium building, sector support, skills programmes and knowledge exchange. Delivered by some of our project partners and the SAIC team, it will feature short talks, videos and quick-fire presentations. We will also provide an update on how SAIC will continue to drive R&D to meet key sector challenges into the future.

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