First re­sort

In­dus­try gath­ers in the High­lands for the UK’s

Fish Farmer - - Aviemore -

The aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try de­scended on the High­lands at the end of May for what has be­come the big­gest and busiest gath­er­ing for the sec­tor in the UK.

A record num­ber of ex­hibitors – just over 130 - took stands and there were more than 1,400

This was the tenth year of Aqua­cul­ture UK Pub­lish­ing (part of the Bench­mark Group),

pleased to see so many farm­ers out in force, even though they don’t take stands at the show.

new prod­ucts, meet new cus­tomers, es­tab­lish net­work with ev­ery­one from in­dus­try lead­ers to aca­demics, hands-on re­searchers, gov­ern he said.

The two-day sem­i­nar pro­gramme this year of an ex­tra con­fer­ence tent, and a wide range health and biose­cu­rity to aqua­cul­ture equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy.

The open­ing day fea­tured sem­i­nars on the lat­est in breed­ing sal­mon with re­sis­tance to eco­nom­i­cally im­por­tant dis­eases, sea­weed health, biose­cu­rity and sea lice con­trol.

Ron­nie Soutar of Aqual­ife gave an ex­pert over­view at the MSD sem­i­nar of the chal­leng colum­nist Nick Joy de­liv­ered his own views sys­tems.

the most im­por­tant is­sues that are rel­e­vant and cur­rent for the in­dus

opin­ions on a new cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for the in­dus­try.

for­mer Marine Har­vest man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Alan Suther­land.

work­ing in the in­dus­try.

David Thor­burn, gen­eral man­ager of AKVA Group Scot­land, said: ‘The

‘The event was a great suc­cess for us and the fu­ture looks good with the event look­ing to grow and ex­pand.’

at the gala din­ner, which was held in the Macdon­ald High­land Re­sort’s

up with key peo­ple in the sec­tor.

many read­ers, who vis­ited our stand, and also to MSD for their mint


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