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News Blog

News and comments from members of the Aquaculture Systems Theme and Associates at the Institute of Aquaculture



Dimitar Taskov

Dimitar Taskov, a PhD student representing the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University, gave a talk titled “Overview and financial performance analysis of the Bulgarian aquaculture sector” at the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe’s (NACEE) Conference in Gorki, Belarus on 29th Nov 2017. His presentation discussed the broad differences between aquaculture in Western and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and uncovered various profitability aspects of the different types of aquaculture in Bulgaria. NACEE’s objective is to link research institutions with aquaculture interest in CEE and foster collaboration with a broader European research environment. The conference, which primarily involves young researchers, takes place annually, and is carried out in two languages Russian and English. Dimitar was the first representative of Stirling University attending the event.

BlueEDU project meets in Stirling

John Bostock

Members of the BlueEDU consortium (EU Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project) met in Stirling in mid November to review progress and work on detailed plans for the second year of the project (2018).

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Scottish Govt SHASP Hatchery Project Malawi

Will Leschen

William  Leschen    recently  visited   southern Malawi   for the   Scottish Govt funded  3 year SHASP project - which is developing   financially viable  small  scale pond hapa  based   tilapia   fingerling producers  within a 100km  radius of Blantyre.

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Visit from Shanghai Ocean University

Will Leschen

The Institute  was recently   visited by    colleagues   from Shanghai Ocean University (SOU)   with talks   carried out  with members of the Sustainable Aquaculture  Group   towards future potential   collaborations

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The Rise of Aquaculture By-products

Richard Newton

Following on from work with The Marine Ingredients Organisation (IFFO) investigating potential to increase global fishmeal and fish oil supplies from by-products, Julien Stevens, built on the work of Dr. Richard Newton, first in an MSc project and then with a follow up project to investigate how by-products from Scottish farmed salmon are utilised, and how value and efficiency could be added.

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John Bostock at Aquaculture Singapore 2017

John Bostock

John Bostock participated in Aquaculture Singapore 2017from 3-7th October, providing a workshop on Case Studies in Intensification and Disease Management in Pond, Cage and Recirculated Aquaculture Systems, and a seminar presentation on "Know why, know when and know how for aquaculture intensification".

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