Aquaculture & aquatic cultivation
Shetland UHI have worked in partnership with a wide range of commercial aquaculture companies and a number of other sectors such as life-sciences groups or those working with the natural marine environment that require aquatic cultivation services. Our broad experience allows us to provide contract R&D, innovation, and consultancy services across a number of disciplines allowing us to provide initial support and advice, further development of concepts, and full project delivery.
Services which we can provide include:
- Testing, validating, and advancing all stages of commercial aquaculture processes - hatchery, on-growing, harvesting, and processing.
- Developing novel marine finfish, shellfish, and algal cultivation from concept to commercialisation
- Gathering, assessing, co-ordinating, and analysing data for companies
- Conducting field trials
- Sea lice bioassays
- Histology and microscopy
Shetland UHI can also assist companies or consortium to find and secure funding sources as well as developing multi-partner projects where a project may require additional analytical services or additional specialisms.