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Ardtoe Marine Laboratory now Viking Fish Farms

Founded in 1965, Ardtoe is an aquaculture research station which quickly gained an international reputation in the development of techniques for rearing species such as turbot, sole, cod, haddock, halibut, lobsters and scallops. In 2005 it was acquired by Viking Fish Farms Ltd which continues to carry out research while supplying commercial quantities of cod, haddock and turbot juveniles to fish farmers both at home and elsewhere.

Community of Arran Seabed Trust

Gigha Halibut

An award winning land based Atlantic Halibut farm on the Isle of Gigha, using pumped sea water to create a healthy environment onshore for the growing stocks. Current production (2013) approx 200 tonnes per annum.

Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), University of Stirling

The IoA is world leading institute with over 80 staff and 70 postgraduate students solely focused on research and teaching underpinning aquaculture.

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland’s purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability.

Otter Ferry Seafish Ltd

The only Halibut hatchery in the UK. It is also part owner, manager and supplier of stock to Gigha Halibut, a 200 tonne ongrowing farm.


Salmon (Scottish Farmed Production)

Production in 2014 is expected to reach 155,000 tons.

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)

Formed in 1973 to preserve and protect the collective of Scotland’s fishermen’s associations.

Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT)

A Scottish charity that aims to promote the sustainable management of Scotland’s inshore waters.

the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation

University of the Highlands & Islands NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland.

Research is ongoing here into the use of Ballan wrasse as a cleaning fish for biological control of sea lice on farmed salmon.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress