Centre for Aquatic Food Security

According to the 1996 world food summit:

'Food security exists when all people, at all time have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.'


MSc in Aquatic Food Security

We offer an MSc in Aquatic food Security, details can be found at


Seminar Series

We hold a monthly interdisciplinary seminar series:


Mission Statement:


1)      To establish researchers in Stirling as Internationally renowned experts in Aquatic Food Security

2)      To raise the profile of seafood on the Scottish, UK  and International food security agenda.


Carry out interdisciplinary research with

  • Funding from a diverse range of sources.
  • Industry and other practitioners to maximise impact.
  • Training of researchers through TPG, CPD and RPG.


Collaborative links within and outside the university.

Innovative projects, novel approaches.


Research in:

  • The developing and developed world.
  • Aquaculture, capture fisheries and enhanced fisheries.
  • Production and post-harvest problems.

Engage with and/or contribute to:


  • FAO
  • Worldfish and other CGIAR centres
  • Other overseas Universities and Research Centres
  • Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP)
  • European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP)


  • Scottish Food Security Alliance.
  • Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (Scottish Aquaculture Industry).
  • Food and Drink Scotland

Membership of the Centre:

This is a virtual centre with membership open to anyone with an interest in Aquatic Food Security.

For Information contact  Head of the Centre,

Rachel Norman r.a.norman@stir.ac.uk @AFSRachel

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