Wrasse project wins enterprise award
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.’