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Welcome to the top rated aquaculture department in the UK.

We are the leading international centre in our field and the largest of its kind in the world. We bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands. Our research and training focuses on fundamental questions relating to strategies for sustainable aquaculture, whether in modern commercial markets or in feeding poor communities in developing countries. Fundamental research on environments, reproduction, genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and feed supplies, on production systems, on markets, and on social and economic impacts all play significant roles. We have grown steadily over the last 40 years to our present size of more than 110 staff and 120 postgraduate students.

Recent Features

Rods_Grove, 2 Apr 2014
Caledonian PinesRod's grove of trees has now been planted. We have received this update from Trees for Life, which you may like to read. View Article

Dr_Rodney_Wootten, 11 Nov 2013
Dr Rodney WoottenIt is with sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and former deputy Director Dr Rodney Wootten, who passed away on Friday 8th November. View Article

Cage_Aquaculture_Lake_Volta, 9 Sep 2013
Lake Volta cagesOur Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group collaborates with the Water Resources Institute inAccra, Ghana, to plan improved and sustainable cage aquaculture in Lake Volta. View Article

FAO_Carrying_Capacity, 27 Jun 2013
Cages PRCOur Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group plays leading role in landmark FAO revision of Site Selection and Carrying Capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture. View Article

Prof_James_Muir, 1 May 2013
Ballan WrasseIt with great sadness that we convey the news that our colleague and friend, Professor James Muir, passed away in the Western Infirmary, Edinburgh, in the early hours of 1st May. View Article

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Latest News

news Latest Aquaculture News 27 Mar 2014
The latest edition of the Institute's magazine, Aquaculture News, is now online. Learn More
news ProteInsect project starts in Ghana 11 Mar 2014
Apply Now: PhD oportunity with our commercial scale insect-based transformation of organic wastes project in Ghana. Learn More
news BBSRC funds Institute's Omega-3 exhibit 5 Mar 2014
Institute teams up with Rothamsted Research to create exhibit promoting the importance of bioscience research. Learn More
news Vets fact-finding in Scotland 25 Feb 2014
BVA president visits Howietoun and salmon farms to learn more about the fish farming industry in Scotland. Learn More
news Wrasse project nominated for award 12 Dec 2013
Our Wrasse project is nominated for the prestigious “Scottish Enterprise Scottish Life Sciences Awards 2014” in the category “Commercial collaboration” Learn More
news Certification and sustainability of aquaculture? 9 Sep 2013
Does Aquaculture certification help sustainability? Dr Francis Murray and Prof David Little discuss the limits in Science. Learn More

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