The sold-out cleaner fish summit features an international line-up of speakers.

‘Landmark’ cleaner fish summit under way

The first ever International Cleaner Fish Summit is under way at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, with 180 industry practitioners from the Faroes, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland attending.

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Co-hosted by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF), the sold-out event features an international line-up of speakers on cleaner-fish themes including transportation, deployment, cohabitation, sustainability, health and nutrition, along with the range of tools and support now available to practitioners.

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Heather Jones, chief executive of SAIC, said: “Greater sea lice control has been one of our priorities since day one, as has sharing the insights gleaned from SAIC-supported projects with the wider Scottish aquaculture sector. So to see our industry and academic partners exchange the knowledge being gained with their industry and international peers is a truly landmark moment.”

The summit has benefited from the support of a range of partners from participating countries, including gold partners Scottish Sea Farms; silver partners BioMar and StofnFiskur; and bronze partners AquaGen, EWOS, HiddenFjord, Patogen and Skretting.

Exhibitors include Aquality, JETE Innovation, OK Marine, Pacific Trading and Skjerneset fisk AS.

The summit finishes on Wednesday.