Aquaculture is hugely important to Scotland, contributing more than £1 billion to the economy every year and supporting around 8,000 livelihoods, from Shetland in the north to Dumfries & Galloway in the south-west.

Growth unlocked

SAIC’s role is to help the Scottish industry meet the rising domestic and global demand for farmed fish and shellfish. Financed by the Scottish Funding Council, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, we are helping Scotland’s aquaculture sector to tackle challenges and accelerate growth on a daily basis.

We are also tasked with finding the innovators of the future, with a range of academic programme assistance through our Aquaculture Academy.


Innovative R&D


Contribution to Scottish economy every year


Funded academic programmes