Our facilities

We aim to provide the highest standard of facilities  in an ever-changing commercial, academic and  regulatory environment. We have freshwater  sites in Central Scotland, tropical and temperate  freshwater recirculation systems in Stirling and  marine facilities in the West of Scotland.

Our research facilities are licenced and inspected by the UK  Home Office. We undertake regulatory studies in compliance  with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Our production sites  comply with the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish  Aquaculture (CoGP), and our freshwater salmonid sites participate  in the RSPCA Freedom Food, Label Rouge and GLOBALGAP  certification schemes. All sites are licenced and inspected by  regulatory authorities including the Scottish Environmental  Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Marine Scotland Fish  Health Inspectorate.  

We offer a long-established and successful contract research  service that supports the development and testing of a wide  range of products for use in aquaculture and fisheries, including  parasiticides, antibiotics, vaccines, feeds and feed additives.

The Institute provides analytical laboratories in all the key priority research areas including:

  • Genomic, molecular and bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Imaging
  • Nutrition
  • Water Quality

These laboratories provide facilities to conduct pioneering fundamental research and commercially relevant research in partnership with leading aquaculture companies.