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European aquaculture workforce development

Pisces LI are excited to be working with the University of Stirling – Institute of Aquaculture to deliver work packages for the recently confirmed BlueEDU Aquaculture Sector Skills Alliance following a successful bid under the Erasmus+ scheme this year. The article below is abstracted from a Fish Farmer Magazine feature published in the September 2016 edition. Martyn Haines […]




Scottish Aquaculture Tour 2016

Martyn Haines reports on the 2016 Norwegian Sortland School tour of Scottish Aquaculture Following the first Scottish Aquaculture tour in 2015 by the Sortland School from the far north of Norway, I was looking forward to the return trip that I’d been asked to organise for the same week in March, this year. We had been pretty lucky with the weather previously, […]




Scottish Aquaculture Tour 2015

 Scottish Aquaculture Tour 2015 :Sortland School in Norway – a report by Martyn Haines I was delighted to be asked by Rolf Magnar Johnsen and Orjan Magner Olsen from the Sortland School in northern Norway to organise a Scottish aquaculture tour for their party of 14 students. Their proposed dates in the first week of March worried me though, as more than likely […]




Erasmus+ mobility in aquaculture

An update on European mobility by Martyn Haines, Director of Pisces Learning Innovations Ltd. I have had the good fortune to have attended a series of conferences and events in Belgium, Malta, and Spain recently, representing the UK team of ECVET experts. As well as enjoying visits to wonderful cities such as Barcelona and Brussels for the first […]




New Diploma for Malta

Malta’s College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)  have commissioned the development of a new Extended Diploma in Fish Management. Working with a team led by the Royal Agricultural University Cirencester, Martyn Haines of Pisces LI is devising the units and tutor packs to cover aquaculture, fish capture and ornamentals, three sectors that offer Malta significant employment opportunities […]




Fish Containment

On the 20th of February 2014 the Containment Working Group (CWG) met at  Norton House in Edinburgh. This committee was established by the Scottish Government three years ago in response to concerns regarding farmed fish containment failures which had been on the increase in Scotland. The development of regulations to minimise the incidence of farmed fish escaping has been their remit, and already a major […]




Angling NPA – CPD event

Following a very successful CPD day at the SRUC Oatridge Campus on the 31st of January, teachers from the pilot schools have been actively sharing their learning resources as requested, marking the ‘embryogenesis’ of a new collaborative learning community to support the delivery of NPA Angling qualifications in Scotland. Currently, the NPA in Angling and Aquatic Environments is being delivered by […]




New Zealand business links

 A party of five British aquaculture representatives,  including Martyn Haines of Pisces LI, arrived in New Zealand to join an Aquaculture Trade Mission organised by the British High Commission on the 22nd of October 2013. The aim was to establish new business links. The New Zealand Aquaculture conference held at Nelson on the South Island during […]




Malaysian aquaculture collaboration

A British government funded mission to Malaysia (October 20th-22nd 2013), organised by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) identified a number of interesting opportunities for collaboration in aquaculture research and education. Five UK representatives with expertise in aquaculture related R&D and education, including Martyn Haines of Pisces LI, were hosted by Ching Heong Lee of […]