Scottish aquaculture companies have been urged to flag interest in attending a major international trade event in Norway to be held in August.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is leading a Scottish delegation to create the first Scottish Pavilion at the Aqua Nor technology trade exhibition in Trondheim.
Firms have until by 21 April to let the enterprise agency know.
Aqua Nor is held every two years. In 2015 it attracted more than 20,000 delegates and 550 exhibitors from 27 countries.
HIE said Aqua Nor represents a significant trade opportunity for businesses in the aquaculture supply chain.
This covers breeding, feeding, biomass control, construction and operation of cages, nets, safety equipment and well boats. It also includes fish handling and veterinary medicine.
Aquaculture is estimated to contribute as much as £1.8billion turnover a year to the Scottish economy and support around 8,000 jobs.
The Aquaculture Growth Strategy 2030, ‘A Strategic Plan for Farming Scotland’s Seas’, demonstrates the industry’s ambition to increase this to £3.6billion and 18,000 jobs by 2030.
Businesses can register interest in attending Aqua Nor at www.hie.co.uk/aquanor .