The Leading Institute in Aquaculture

Our research focuses on critical questions,  such as how to develop strategies for  sustainable aquaculture and aquatic  food security, how to inform modern  commercial markets and how to  support communities in developing  countries so they have enough to eat.

Fundamental research on reproduction,  genetics, aquatic animal health and welfare,  nutrition, production systems, environments,  markets, and social and economic impacts  all play a significant role in what we do. The Institute has grown steadily since its  formation to reach a strong global position.  We now boast a community of almost  350 highly skilled staff and students.  We have built up a first-class, international  reputation in research, teaching, training and  consultancy, and have an annual operating  budget of approximately £10 million.

We attract funding for our work from  a wide range of sponsors, including the  Scottish Funding Council, UK Research  Councils, UK Government departments,  the European Union, national and  international research organisations,  foundations and trusts, and industry.

We have collaborative research and training  partnerships and links with many other  leading academic institutions throughout  Europe and further afield, including  networks in Japan, China, Vietnam,  Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malawi,  South Africa, Mexico, USA and Canada.

We do all this to help create a world  without hunger – a world where those  involved in aquaculture prosper.

Professor Malcolm Macleod
Deputy Principal