Key research group activities
All of the group research has a strong international reach. Key research group activities over recent times include the development of innovative sea lice control strategies through the domestication of cleaner fish (both ballan wrasse and lumpsucker); advances in fish sterility to protect wild stocks while boosting productivity; the study and demonstration of nutritional and environmental programming in salmon including the impacts of recirculation on fish robustness; the application of single-cell protein, GM oilseed crops and microalgal products to provide sustainable Omega-3 for aquaculture nutrition; fundamental research on marine invertebrate physiology, ecology, population genetic and aquaculture; and climate and environment resilience of farmed stocks.
Recent and active projects
ROBUSTSMOLT: Impact of Early Life History in Freshwater Recirculation Aquaculture Systems on A. Salmon Robustness and Susceptibility to Disease at Sea.
AQUALEAP: Innovation in Genetics and Breeding to Advance UK Aquaculture Production.
AQUAIMPACT: Genomic and Nutritional Innovations for Genetically Superior Farmed Fish.
NUTRIPROG: Investigating the potential of nutritional programming to improve the utilisation of sustainable feeds in aquaculture.
NOSIFISH: Novel Omega-3 Sources in Feeds: Impacts on Salmon Health.
REACT-FIRST: Reduced Emission Aquaculture and Chicken Trial For Integrated, Responsible and Sustainable Transformation of CO2 into animal feeds.
ARCH UK: Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub.
KTP Ballan wrasse broodstock project.