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£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

The 30-month pilot is expected to attract a similar level of funding from the private sector. It is targeted at helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) achieve greater commercialisation of new innovative products and services, which will have a positive and sustainable economic and social impact.

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Scottish shellfish, the Economics, Lipodomics and Proteomic !

Shellfish farming is an important economic activity in Scotland, with a value of about £10.1 million for the 2015, and a total production 9.3 thousand tonnes. Mussel farming accounts for the biggest share of the total shellfish production in Scotland. The tidal regime and the clean pristine waters of the Scottish lochs represent the ideal conditions to grow mussels on longlines.

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Record dolphin numbers recorded off Scotland's west coast in 2016

Western Scotland’s seas are one of Europe’s most important cetacean habitats. With a long, complex coastline, strong ocean currents and a variety of habitats, the Hebrides is one of the UK’s most biologically productive areas. So far 24 of the world’s estimated 92 cetacean species have been recorded in the region – many being national and international conservation priority species.

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