The creation of the International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development at the University of Aberdeen is to consolidate and strengthen all aquaculture related research at the University of Aberdeen to help develop a sustainable aquaculture industry worldwide. Most of our research is stakeholder-driven and will directly or indirectly help the aquaculture industry.

The centre encompasses three themes in which we have strength and depth: health, disease and nutrition that will allow us to take, uniquely, an interdisciplinary “farm to fork” approach. The centre will bring together about 25 senior researchers from six different schools across the university that all work on aquaculture related issues employing several disciplines including biology, economics, sociology and engineering sciences.

Our main activities include:

  1. Promote our research at regional, national and international meetings for academics and especially stakeholders.
  2. Enhance the quality of scientific outputs and impact of our research.
  3. Actively engage with and support stakeholders in the Scottish aquaculture sector through direct interactions, and via the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), British Trout Association (BTA), the Scottish Government, the Food and Health Innovation Service and other organisations.
  4. Actively engage with and support international stakeholders.
  5. Create the capacity to capitalise on newly emerging aquaculture related issues in the future.