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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

Caroline Griffin

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Funding Opportunities

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme - open funding

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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SMEs Transforming food production: Series A Investor Partnership round 2

UK registered SMEs transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment. The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Opens: 18/10/2021 Closes: 17/11/2021

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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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27.09.2021

Meet the investors ready to invest in AgriTech SMEs working towards net zero emissions

The ‘SMEs Transforming Food Production: Series A Investor Partnership’ programme is launching its second round. The pool of lead private investors selected for Round 1 is expanding for Round 2, ready to invest alongside grant funding from Innovate UK.

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