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Aquaculture

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing AgriFood areas globally, and is key to ensure food security for a growing world population.

The UK aquaculture industry has a production value in excess of £590 million to the UK economy, and Scottish salmon represents one of the most valuable food exports. The expertise found within the UK aquaculture industry positions us as leaders on many of the challenges and opportuntie’s in this field. The UK industry is centred around production of key species such as salmon, as well as other growing finfish and shellfish sectors. Combining best industry practice with innovative solutions and a supportive research base, the UK is positioned to significantly expand its offshore, nearshore and landbased production systems.

KTN has expertise across a range of aquaculture production methodolgies which gives us the insight needed to connect you to relevant organisations. We bring together a range of different stakeholders from industry, academia, government and others to enable consortia building and provide clear direction to people who want to innovate in this sphere.

Our Aquaculture Expert

Charles Vander Broek

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Funding Opportunities

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that protect and enhance the marine environment.

Opens: 14/04/2021 Closes: 31/12/2022

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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 - Week 6

KTN and Innovate UK are pleased to launch stage two of the virtual missions in July and August as part of the GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme.

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News

17.05.2021

What the European Aquaculture sector really needs to innovate sustainably

Market forces will continue to drive the growth in European aquaculture as the only viable means to meet the demand for an increased fish supply, as capture fishing levels remain over capacity.

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13.07.2021

How the KTN AgriFood team gets insight into the sector to shape its work

Our team of AgriFood expert keeps in touch with three groups for key agrifood areas: plant, food and animal. Hearing directly from people working in the sector helps us understand current opportunities, challenges and priorities so that we can adapt our work.

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