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THE University of Stirling's Institute of Aquaculture is currently seeking an enthusiastic researcher to co-ordinate a feed-related project in Ghana for the next two years. Dubbed PROTEINsect, the initiative looks at using insects to transform agricultural waste into products valuable for both fish and crop production.

Read more: Insects in aquaculture: Ghanaian opportunity 

SCOTLAND's Food and Drink Secretary, Richard Lochhead, has enthusiastically endorsed today's announcement by the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) that the value of salmon exports to America reached over £200m last year.

Read more: Lochhead laps up export success

EARLY estimates suggest that Scotland's overall salmon exports reached £450m in 2013 – a sharp increase on the 2012 figure – a growth that has been fuelled in part by demand in the US, which accounted for £200m-worth last year.

Read more: Scots salmon exports hit new high

AT a debate in Holyrood yesterday, Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP called on all stakeholders, including existing fishermen, to be involved in any new plans to improve the biodiversity of the Clyde.

Read more: Clyde in Holyrood spotlight

SCOTLAND's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, was closely questioned in Holyrood today, over on the recent failure of the recent mackerel talks between the EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Read more: Mackerel are no laughing stock

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