Fish vaccination company relocates to increase R&D potential
Aqualife, the leading fish vaccination company, has announced its relocation to two new sites in Stirling, Scotland.
The company’s Head Office is now sited on the Stirling University Innovation Park while its technical department has moved into a unit in the town’s Springkerse Industrial Estate.
Company MD, Ronnie Soutar, said “Moving our HQ onto the Stirling University campus is a major step in the development of Aqualife and key to our strategy of being leaders and innovators in farmed fish care. We already have close ties with academics in the University’s Institute of Aquaculture and this new base will help further develop those links. The Innovation Park has a real buzz about it and feels like the right place to be for a developing company like Aqualife.”
Head of Innovation Park, Lynn Blaikie welcomed Aqualife’s move. “We are delighted to have Aqualife join the companies who have found their home here on Stirling University Innovation Park. With the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre just across the road from Aqualife’s new office and Landcatch next door, we really are building a hub of aquaculture innovation here.”
The new technical unit will also significantly increase Aqualife’s research and development capabilities. Technical Director Phil Brown said “Aqualife is committed to innovative technical development, particularly in the area of machine vaccination. Building on a successful KTP project with the University of the West of Scotland, we are now focussing on the rapid development and deployment of ground-breaking technological improvements to the vaccination process. The new workshop gives us the space and facilities to realise our potential.”
Particulars of the new addresses and full contact details can be found on the company’s website – www.aqualifeservices.com
Aqualife was founded on the Isle of Skye in the 1990s. In September 2015 it announced its merger with Salmovac, consolidating its position as the largest fish vaccination service operating in Scotland and Norway.
The company also vaccinates farmed fish in Ireland and other EU countries; in total vaccinating in excess of 100 million fish annually.
Aqualife also offers fish health services, fish care consultancy and training in a range of subjects for aquaculture staff.