Stirling Aquaculture

The consultancy arm of the Institute of Aquaculture

Stirling Aquaculture is the consulting arm of the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling. It was established in January 1987 in order to make more readily available the expertise and experience of the Institute to other organisations.

What does Stirling Aquaculture do?

Stirling Aquaculture provides a full range of consulting services which include

  • Sector studies
  • Market studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Site surveys
  • Systems design
  • Technical assistance
  • Project management.

It also provides project coordination when inputs are required from several of the Institute's services.

What are Stirling Aquaculture's resources?

  • Core of specialist full-time staff
  • Wide range of external associates
  • Research and technical staff from the Institute of Aquaculture
  • Collaboration with the Department of Marketing within the University, which has considerable experience in aquaculture and fisheries-related studies.
  • Regular research with the University's fish farms - offering clients sound advice backed up by comprehensive practical experience.

How can Stirling Aquaculture help you?

  • Decide whether a business idea is feasible
  • Choose the best location and species using site selection and market appraisal professionals
  • Due diligence and risk assessment
  • Extend the expertise and capacity available for your projects
  • Provide additional management staff and longer-term technical support
  • Complete grant applications (EU/EC, commercial, government)
  • Tailor-made training courses for aquaculture, and business
  • Development of marketing and aquaculture extension materials

Where does Stirling Aquaculture work?

We have global experience from trout farms in Europe, through tilapia and shrimp farms in South and Southeast Asia, to institutional development in Africa and commercial farming of native species in Latin America.