Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Paying too much for broadband? Move to PlusNet broadband and save£££s. Free setup now available - terms apply. PlusNet broadband.  

 

Scottish Expertise Goes On Show At World's Biggest Aquaculture Technology Fair

15th August 2017

Photograph of Scottish Expertise Goes On Show At World's Biggest Aquaculture Technology Fair

Twenty-three Scottish companies are travelling to Norway this week to highlight the country's expertise at the world's largest aquaculture technology exhibition. Aqua Nor 2017 gets under way in Trondheim on Tuesday (15 August 2017), and runs until Friday (18 August 2017).

Scotland's first ever pavilion at the biennial event is being hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Development International (SDI).

The agencies aim to showcase the high quality supply chain that has built up across the country over more than five decades of growth for Scottish aquaculture, and now employs around 1,200 people.

Businesses taking part are located from Argyll to Shetland, and demonstrate a range and depth of expertise in engineering, farm services, transportation, boat building, scientific research, remotely operated vehicles, fish health and feeding technology.

The Scottish aquaculture sector contributes over £1.8bn annually to the country's economy through activities ranging from the farming of salmon and other finfish species, to mussel and oyster production, and seaweed harvesting.

Charlotte Wright, Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, is attending the exhibition in Norway.

"Scotland is a leading global player in aquaculture," said Ms Wright. We have a strong track record as a pioneer in the industry, and an enviable reputation for the quality of our products.

"The industry is also a significant rural employer, particularly in the Highlands and Islands, where it has become a mainstay of many local economies.

"Scotland has been at the forefront of aquaculture since the 1960s, and the growth of the sector has been accompanied by the development of world class supply chain businesses providing goods, services and technological solutions.

"Highlands and Islands Enterprise is helping businesses across our region to grow through innovation and extending our reach into international markets.

"Aqua Nor gives us a tremendous opportunity to present the best of Scotland's aquaculture supply chain on the world stage, and I am sure it will be a very successful event."

The most recent Aqua Nor exhibition, held in 2015, attracted 20,000 delegates, and 550 exhibitors from 27 countries.

Full details on the exhibition are online at: www.aqua-nor.no/?lang=en

PHOTO

Wikipedia - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fish-farm-hero.jpg

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

Hie Appoints New DirectorThumbnail for article : Hie Appoints New Director
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of business and sector development.   Originally from County Durham, David Oxley joined the organisation in 2004 as head of operations in Lochaber before moving to Forres with his wife and son in 2011 to take up the role of area manager in Moray.  
New Life Science Building On Inverness Campus Takes A Step Forward
The development of Inverness Campus moves another step forward with tenders being invited to build a second life science building.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is leading on the development of the campus.  
Aerospace And Defence Sector Opportunities In The Region Highlighted At Event
Aerospace and defence sector opportunities in the region highlighted at event Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being invited to a free workshop to find out how the region can benefit from opportunities in the aerospace, defence, security and space industries.   It will be held in at An Lòchran, Inverness Campus on Tuesday 26 September 2017 The event is organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and ADS Scotland which is the Scottish branch of the aerospace, defence, security and space industry trade organisation, ADS.  
Celebrating The Contribution Communities Make To Scotland
Over 250 community leaders from across Scotland will meet in Aviemore today and tomorrow (21-22 September) at a national conference to look at the impact and future role of community-led development on Scotland's social and economic fortunes.   The event, hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and supported by the Scottish Government, brings together community groups, academia and experts to discuss the vital contribution communities make to Scotland and consider how to support their continuing and increasing ambitions.  
Wes Takes Steps To Harness The Waves With New Control Systems Funding
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has just announced over £660K of funding for 13 new projects aiming to develop innovative control systems for wave energy converters.   This initiative brings together control systems specialists from mature sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas, to work with Scottish technology developers in addressing the challenges of controlling and integrating Wave Energy Converter (WEC) systems and their components.  
HIE Helps Businesses Get Cyber StrongThumbnail for article : HIE Helps Businesses Get Cyber Strong
Highlands and Islands Enterprise is offering its clients across the region support to protect themselves from cyber attacks, by launching the Cyber Strong business project.   Co-inciding with Digital Leaders Cyber Resilience Week (11-15 September 2017), the agency is launching a programme to help local businesses and social enterprises achieve national Cyber Essentials accreditation.  
Workshop Focuses On Food And Drink Innovation
Food and drink businesses looking to grow through innovation are encouraged to register for a free workshop which takes place in Inverness on 31 August.   The event will focus on the new ‘Make Innovation Happen' service which provides a single access point for all innovation support to the Scottish food and drink industry.  
Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500Thumbnail for article : Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500
The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustainability.   Experiences of the initiative should also be shared with groups around the country looking to develop similar projects.  
Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra SpendingThumbnail for article : Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra Spending
The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade.   This is according to a new report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Hie Infrastrucuture InvestmentsThumbnail for article : Hie Infrastrucuture Investments
Short film highlighting infrastructure investments made across the Highlands and Islands and the impacts these investments are having across the energy sector..  

[Printer Friendly Version]