Shellfish & other non-finfish species
Helping the Scottish shellfish industry establish a greater market-share and secure profitability through reliable production methods. Also incorporating other non-finfish species, like seaweed and sea cucumbers.
Researching the technologies and processes required for a commercial mussel hatchery
Increased productivity; higher yields; greater market share for the Scottish mussel sector
Developing genetic tools for mussel hatchery broodstock
Sufficient supply of mussel broodstock to support a commercial hatchery and an insight into the genetic diversity of the Scottish mussel population, aiding the establishment of a reliable source of quality mussels for market
Piloting a commercial mussel hatchery
A reliable source of mussel spat; higher yields; increased export opportunities; and new job opportunities for some of Scotland’s most remote mainland and island communities.