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Key Contacts

Co-directors of the centre

Charles Tyler

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Grant Stentiford

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Other Contacts

Lisa Bickley (Industrial Research Fellow, University of Exeter)
Puja Thiel (Impact and Partnership Development Manager, University of Exeter)
Wendy Higman (Business Development Manager, Cefas)

Sustainable Aquaculture Futures

The Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures (SAF) is a joint initiative between the Centre for Environment, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter.

With the world's population set to increase to almost 10 billion by 2050, providing future generations with safe and sustainable farmed seafood is one of the critical challenges researchers working with the centre will address.

SAF seeks to develop further collaborative partnerships with academia, governments and industry, both nationally and internationally, to establish a network of world leaders in the fields of aquatic animal health, food safety, and protection of the aquatic environment.

To address the global challenges faced in aquatic food security and safety, sustainable intensification of aquaculture production will require innovative research, and the translation of this research into practical solutions.

SAF will bring together top scientists from around the world to carry out research in this area.


Research is organised into six interdisciplinary themes which sees us working collaboratively with a wide range of partners locally, regionally and across the world to shape positive changes in practice, policy and innovation.

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At SAF our world leading researchers are committed to understanding many aspects of aquaculture science. We conduct research projects across various disciplines.

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SAF YouTube

Learn more about the Sustainable Aquaculture Futures (SAF) research on their YouTube channel.

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