Aquaculture, or aquatic agriculture, is the cultivation and farming of fish, crustaceans, aquatic plants, algae and shellfish in freshwater and marine environments. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food producing sectors in the world, producing 50 percent of all fish for human consumption.
The Institute of Aquaculture, based at the University of Stirling, is an international centre and the largest of its kind in the world. Their pioneering work tackles the global problems of food security, hunger and sustainability through aquaculture.
In 2021, The Institute of Aquaculture ranked 1st in the UK for research impact in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (REF 2021).
With our global reputation for teaching and world-class research, our innovative aquaculture degrees and CPD courses teach you everything you need to know for a career in aquaculture, marine biology and related areas such as pharmacy and biotechnology.