We are the leading international centre in our field and the largest of its kind in the world. We bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands. Our research and training focuses on fundamental questions relating to strategies for sustainable aquaculture, whether in modern commercial markets or in feeding poor communities in developing countries. Fundamental research on environments, reproduction, genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and feed supplies, on production systems, on markets, and on social and economic impacts all play significant roles. We have grown steadily over the last 40 years to our present size of more than 110 staff and 120 postgraduate students.
While our research is loosely focused in four groups (below), there is substantial inter-group activity responding to the challenges posed by the growth and development of world aquaculture and especially facing the complex, multidisciplinary issues of sustaining aquatic food security into the 21st century.