BRITAIN's most extensive deep-sea sponge ecosystem has been discovered at Rosemary Bank, an extinct volcano about 100 miles north-west of the Outer Hebrides.
EXPORTS of Scottish salmon have leeapt by 27% in the first half of this year to reach £313 million.
STIRLING University's Institute of Aquaculture has been deemed the best aquaculture research centre in the UK.
PLANNING permission has been granted to Cowrie Associates to grow oysters on a 9 acre site in the Kyle of Durness, Sutherland.
SCOTTISH Sea Farms is distributing a total of £45,000 to community groups and charities following the year's final round of Heart of Community Trust applications.