The focus of this forum is to promote sustainable supply from the Scottish aquaculture sector. The pace and scale of aquaculture development in Scotland has been accompanied and underpinned by the growth of world leading aquaculture research expertise in our Universities and research institutes, many of whom have been at the heart of European and wider international efforts to develop sustainable aquaculture.
The forum encompasses the entirety of the Scottish aquaculture sector, including fin-fish, invertebrates and algae. Multidisciplinary research is critical to support the ecological, social and economic aims of the aquaculture industry, and MASTS is working with the industry to achieve these aims.
Scotland has been proactive in developing a robust and effective policy and regulatory framework for aquaculture. MASTS research contributes through helping reduce the losses related to disease and parasites, diversifying marine fish and algae production, managing and genetically improving farmed species, replacing and reducing marine ingredients within aquafeeds, site design including contained production systems and colocation with marine renewables development, and ensuring a sustainable and ethical supply of food for the future.
Forum Convenor: Dr Ingrid Kelling (Heriot Watt University)
Deputy Forum Convenor: TBC
Steering Group: Sam Martin (Aberdeen University); Adam Hughes & Michele Stanley (UHI-SAMS); Heather Jones (SAIC); Neil Hazon (University of St Andrews); Alastair Lyndon (Heriot Watt University); Lesley McEvoy/Greg Arthur (NAFC Marine Centre); Rob Raynard & Iveta Matejusova (Marine Scotland Science), Michael Montague (SEPA), Crawford Revie (Strathclyde), Liam Wright (NatureScot), Ross Houston (Edinburgh), Brian Quinn (UWS), Colin Adams (Glasgow), Sonja Rueckert (ENU) and Joanna Gosling (ARCH-UK)
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