Unlocking sector capacity
Unlocking additional capacity for aquaculture development through innovative, evidence-based approaches.
Innovative rock anchors for aquaculture
Developing an innovative new anchoring technology for the aquaculture industry to help enhance the sector’s environmental impact and support long-term sustainable growth.
Novel Approach to Monitoring Aquaculture Impacts (NAMAqI)
Improved monitoring techniques for the measurement of sulphides analysis.
Developing DNA-based methodologies for seabed monitoring
Development of a reliable, near real-time, alternative method of classifying seabed quality against water framework directive (WFD) standards to ensure compliance with regulation.
Increasing capacity for salmon farming in areas of high dispersion
Better data on the benthic footprint of exposed sites; improved environmental monitoring and compliance; and increased production – both in terms of farming existing sites and developing new sites.
ExPAND: Expanding Environments, Physics and Accuracy in NewDEPOMOD
Accurate and reliable predictive modelling of benthic impacts of salmon farming.
AquaLeap: innovation in genetics & breeding to advance UK aquaculture production
AquaLeap aims to improve genetics and breeding for four UK aquaculture sectors including a large, advanced industry (salmon), and smaller or emerging industries (lobster, flat oyster and lumpfish).
EMFF 1: non-medicinal interventions and operational innovation
Piloting non-medicinal interventions and innovative operational improvements in Scottish aquaculture
EMFF 2: driving sustainability and increasing capacity
Driving sustainability and unlocking additional capacity for Scottish aquaculture
Investigating sea cucumbers as bioremediators for salmon farms