Sustainable Aquaculture Futures

A collaborative centre set up by Cefas and University of Exeter

A growing population and changing dietary habits mean that reliance on the aquaculture sector is likely to continue to grow over coming years.

Sustainable intensification of aquaculture production will require cutting edge research, and the translation of this research into practical solutions, to address challenges faced by the industry in the UK and globally.

The Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures will draw upon research strengths at the University of Exeter and Cefas (Centre for Environmental Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) to undertake interdisciplinary activity associated with six overarching topics:

  • Aquatic disease – diagnosis, therapeutics and mitigation
  • Anti-microbial resistance
  • Genomes and host pathogen interactions
  • Aquatic disease modelling and epidemiology
  • Environment and animal health
  • Aquatic food safety

Under the guidance of co-Directors Professor Charles Tyler (University of Exeter) and Professor Grant Stentiford (Cefas), scientists at the centre will work in collaboration with the global aquaculture sector, including industry organisations and other research institution.

Further information

For further information about the work undertaken at the centre, or to explore ideas for collaborative projects please contact Dr Beccy Mitchell and Dr Wendy Higman.