THE University of Stirling’s world-leading Institute of Aquaculture is in the running for a top award in recognition of the nutritional analysis it provides to industry.

The Institute’s Nutrition Analytical Service (NAS) – which provides advice and analysis to aquaculture, agriculture, food and drink, and human health sectors around the world – is shortlisted in the Business Development category at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards.

Stirling is shortlisted in the category – which recognises those that have developed a husbandry or practice that has made a significant and positive contribution to the economic sustainability of the business – alongside AKVA group Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms.

James Dick, technical manager at the Institute of Aquaculture, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Business Development category at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards 2018.

“We would like to thank all our customers and collaborators for their support and encouragement.

“We are committed to delivering a quality service and providing new strategies for the innovative analytical services that are required by the aquaculture industry.

"This is also recognition of the commitment of our staff to provide quality recognised analytical services and a communication platform that is focussed on easy access and customer satisfaction.

“We look forward to the awards ceremony.”

The NAS, founded in 1998, is an independent laboratory, internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for nutrition research, with specific focus on lipids and fatty acids.

It was shortlisted for the award following testimonial submissions from several clients.

The awards, which recognise those making an exceptional contribution to the aquaculture industry, will take place as part of the annual Aquaculture UK exhibition and conference.

The two-day event attracts hundreds of delegates and provides the opportunity to network, discover new products and meet key stakeholders.

As a leader in its field, the Institute of Aquaculture will host a stand (number 27) at the event, informing delegates of its world-renowned research, teaching and commercial services.

Aquaculture UK 2018 held at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort on May 23 and 24.