Wrasse pro­ject wins en­ter­prise award

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A CLEANER fish re­search pro­ject has won an In­no­va­tive Col­lab­o­ra­tion Award at the Scot­tish En­ter­prise Life Sci­ence Awards 2016.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion, led by Pro­fes­sor Hervé Mi­gaud of Stir­ling’s In­sti­tute of Aqua­cul­ture and in­clud­ing Marine Har­vest Scot­land, Scot­tish Sea Farms, and feed man­u­fac­turer BioMar, was launched by the Scot­tish Aqua­cul­ture In­no­va­tion Cen­tre (SAIC) in June last year.

The 42-month pro­ject is de­vel­op­ing the sus­tain­able farm­ing and de­ploy­ment of wrasse, a cleaner fish used on salmon farms to con­trol sea lice.

Mi­gaud, di­rec­tor of re­search at the In­sti­tute of Aqua­cul­ture, said: ‘We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to win this pres­ti­gious award and have thor­oughly en­joyed work­ing with in­dus­try to bring this pro­ject to life.

‘Work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively, the pro­ject is help­ing solve the bot­tle­necks lim­it­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and im­proves the qual­ity and de­lous­ing ef­fi­cacy of farmed wrasse.’

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