Health and Welfare


Checking the health of a salmon

Specific expertise in this area of Aquaculture includes:

  • Sea-lice bioassays
  • Innovation trials related to sea-lice control
  • Cleaner fish breeding and husbandry optimisation trials in association with commercial companies.
  • SAICHatch project is a collaboration between SAMS UHI, Shetland UHI, Stirling University, Marine Science Scotland and the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group. Replicated trials will be undertaken to optimize hatchery cultivation of blue mussels with particular emphasis on larval development and nutrition, spat settlement, bacteriology, sea-transfer and subsequent performance at sea. This research will also help support the Stepping Stone Shellfish Hatchery project being undertaken by Shetland UHI and the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group

Shetland UHI have a CPD course on Fish Welfare.

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