Malin Marine Services, The Scottish Salmon Company and HSSMI secure funding to identify cost-effective technologies for workboats

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Government-funded project seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in aquaculture vessels.

On LinkedIn, Marine engineer specialist Malin Marine Services writes that it is in partnership with The Scottish Salmon Company and sustainable manufacturing innovation consultancy HSSMI. The project will identify viable, cost-effective technologies for aquaculture workboats.

The partnership has secured funding from the Seafood Innovation Fund. The project will also look at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Seafood Innovation Fund is a GBP 10 million programme supporting new ideas to deliver technology and innovation to the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries.

Administered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the programme “encourages sustainable and innovative ideas to bring about seafood security, new partnerships across seafood and technology sectors, and to contribute to strong evidence-based management”.

In December, it was reported that the international multidisciplinary engineering, science and technology consultancy BMT received funding from the same programme to address current pressing issues facing salmon farming in Scotland.