Aquaculture overview

We specialize in interdisciplinary research covering Stock Health and Welfare, Sustainable Aquafeeds, Environment-aquaculture Interface, Stock Improvement and Management, Socio-economic linkages and Diversification of Aquaculture Practices.

Aquaculture overview

We specialize in interdisciplinary research covering Stock Health and Welfare, Sustainable Aquafeeds, Environment-aquaculture Interface, Stock Improvement and Management, Socio-economic linkages and Diversification of Aquaculture Practices.

Interdisciplinary research covering Stock Health and Welfare, Sustainable Aquafeeds, Environment-aquaculture Interface, Stock Improvement and Management, Socio-economic linkages and Diversification of Aquaculture Practices. Centres across the North and West coasts of Scotland.

Health and Welfare

Sea-lice bioassays/control
Husbandry optimisation trials
Optimization of hatchery cultivation
Mechanisms of fish diseases
Lipid mediators
Peptide biomarkers
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Sustainable Aquafeeds

Stock improvement
Selective breeding
Feeding trials
Functional component efficacy
Alternative sources of protein
Protein profiling
Feeds /muscle accretion rate
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Stock Improvement and Management

Trait selection for strain improvement 
Strain identification
Pedigree analysis
SNP-based stock management tools
Cross hatchery protocols 
Genetic markers
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Environment-aquaculture Interface

Genetic impacts of feral farm fish
Molecular markers
Impacts on freshwater ecosystems
Harmful Algal Blooms
Jellyfish Monitoring
Modelling lice production
Benthic modelling
Ecosystem recovery processes
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Socio-economic linkages/analysis

Marine spatial planning
Economic drivers and effects
Social drivers and effects
Stakeholder and policy mapping
Reports and consultancies
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Diversification of Aquaculture Practices

Integrated multitrophic aquaculture
Seaweed culture/cultivation
Parasites resistance
Seaweed cultivation
Uses of seaweed products and derivatives
Elasmobranch immunology
Profiling of proteins and lipids
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