OUR SPONSORS

The aquaculture awards would not happen without the support of sponsors.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Ian Hames +44 (0)7823 374568‬ (ian.hames@5mpublishing.com) to discuss the available opportunities.

MSD Animal Health, offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services and technologies, to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.
SAIC’s mission is to transform Scottish aquaculture by unlocking sustainable growth through innovation excellence. We connect industry with academia to encourage collaboration on priority issues; share insights and knowledge gleaned with the wider sector; attract additional UK and EU funding into Scottish aquaculture; encourage new generations into the sector and develop those already working within it. SAIC’s innovation programme is delivered through three key workstreams: Driving Innovation, Sharing Innovation and Nurturing Innovation.
Crown Estate Scotland invests in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value for Scotland. Through management of the assets in our care, we support communities and businesses in achieving their goals. Currently, we lease around 750 sites to the Aquaculture industry for the farming of finfish and shellfish.
Aquaculture makes an invaluable contribution to many of Scotland’s rural and coastal communities. Our National Marine Plan seeks to support the sustainable growth of aquaculture by balancing the needs of all everyone with an interest in the marine environment.
Today, aquaculture is at the heart of what Gael Force does. From first involvement in mooring supply in the 1990s the company has grown to become a globally recognised key supplier to the aquaculture industry with the full capability to offer highly durable turnkey solutions for fish farm site installations.

Across their highly skilled workforce, proud heritage and strong company values are embedded. Their core values are resolute and are the framework of all their actions. Their approach to work is consistent with integrity at its very core.

Marks and Spencer is delighted to sponsor this year’s Aquaculture Awards in the Shellfish Farmer of the Year category. Seafood is a very important sector for M&S and we use about 60,000t per annum of whole raw material. We offer 30 wild-caught and 9 farmed species, including Scottish farmed mussels and oysters. The latter have been a great hit with our customers since we launched them two years ago, and our value-added mussels have sold well for many years. Our Seafood Sourcing Policy for Wild-Caught, Farmed Fish & Shellfish covers every piece of M&S fish and shellfish on our shelves and responsible sourcing is central to this policy, as expected of us by our customers. Bivalve shellfish are nutritious and tick many boxes when it comes to responsibly sourced seafood. And so we would like to sell a lot more in this category and are always looking for new and innovative products to excite our customers.
The University of Stirling is ranked fifth in Scotland and 40th in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society.
Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling’s research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

The University received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in the latest round of awards, in recognition of the quality and innovation exhibited by its Institute of Aquaculture. The University is the UK Sports University of the Year 2020, as conferred by The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Cargill has more than 120 years of experience in animal nutrition solutions. We come to work every day to research, innovate and create solutions that enable you and your customers to succeed.
Our purpose is to help you succeed, so you can do your job more affordably, more efficiently and more sustainably. That means collaborating with you, finding answers to your challenges and earning your trust – to ensure better nutrition for better lives.
Why choose Cargill for aquaculture?

  • Experience – EWOS has been in the aqua feed market for about 80 years,and Cargill has 120 years of experience in animal nutrition.
  • Fish health and welfare – we deliver products that support the overall health of fish
  • Partnership – we work together with our customers to create mutual success
  • Performance – excellent biological and financial performance, documented
  • Service – we add value to feed products through extended service and support

Stingray has developed world class fish farming technology for almost ten years and since 2014 we have been commercial with a solution to control sea lice from farmed salmon and trout. Several hundred systems now operate with more than 20 Norwegian fish farmers along the coast of Norway. Stingray’s technological solution features machine vision, a guided laser and advanced software that precisely removes and controls sea lice on a continuous (24/7) and preventive basis. The Stingray-system now includes several applications (software) for LiceControl and ProductionControl:

  • * Laser delousing
  • * Image-based lice count
  • * Diagnostics
  • * Biometrics

Stingray continues to innovate with sustainable solutions for better fish welfare using machine vision, machine learning, AI and subsea robotics.

Sølvtrans – The world`s leading live fish logistics wellboat provider

Sølvtrans have been providing high quality wellboat services in all salmon farming markets since its establishment in 1986. The major advantage of the company is the long experience with closed valve system technology, an environmentally friendly concept which limits the danger of infections and has a positive effect on animal welfare and fish quality.

Sølvtrans head office is located in Aalesund, Norway. The fleet consist of 24 modern wellboats that operates globally in Norway, Scotland, Tasmania, Canada and Chile. Being a global player means various challenges are met every day. New solutions are developed, and improvements are made to the benefit of the salmon farming industry.

Sølvtrans will deliver several new highly advanced wellboats to the market going forward. A 2500 m3 wellboat will be delivered from Aas Shipyard in August 2020, two Kongsberg design 4000 m3 vessels are to be delivered from Myklebust shipyard in 2021 and three 3000 m3 vessels from Aas Shipyard that will be delivered in 2022.

All wellboats are special designed for closed valve transport with RSW system to be able to chill the fish that improve fish welfare and fish quality.

Safe, Gentle and Effective!

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