CIEL | Aquaculture

Productivity | Nutrition | Health & Welfare | Behaviour | Reproduction

Applying our expertise to the aquaculture sector

With ever increasing pressure on food systems to produce sustainable, resource efficient, environmentally friendly sources of protein, CIEL is pleased to extend our knowledge and expertise to businesses working within the aquaculture sector.

Benefit from CIEL Membership

Both agriculture and aquaculture face fragmented and complex funding and business landscapes. The diverse aquaculture sector across the UK can benefit from CIEL’s extensive Member network across the supply chain. CIEL is focussed on bringing the agrifood and aquaculture sectors together, encouraging knowledge exchange and best practice while tapping into the academic expertise that underpins CIEL’s work.

Expertise in aquatic animal health and nutrition, genetics and an interest in the ever growing micro and macro algae sectors can provide industry across the UK with sound data to develop novel, innovative solutions to some of the challenges that face the sector.

CIEL can help you:

  • Speed up the translation of ideas into innovative supply chain solutions
  • Identify new ways to solve complex challenges
  • Inform and influence industry priorities
  • Position your business as a leading innovator.

CIEL is an impartial, trusted source of knowledge and guidance, connecting businesses with world-class research capability and potential partners. You’ll be able to capitalise on CIEL’s extensive links and proven track record within terrestrial food production, enabling knowledge exchange and cross pollination of innovation.

Find out more about becoming a Member of CIEL.

Support for Research and Innovation

CIEL can link you with research capability that spans all main aquatic species. Key areas of expertise of our research partners include genetics and genome editing, disease resistance, health & welfare and environmental monitoring. Specific aquaculture research expertise is available through the following research institutes:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
  • Falmouth Marine School (Cornwall College Group)
  • Harper Adams University
  • Moredun Institute
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

Contact us to discover more about how CIEL can support your research and innovation.

Want to discover more about how we can support your research needs in aquaculture?

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    Applications Now Closed

    CIEL is delighted to offer the opportunity to access seed funding to catalyse research and develop a new process, product or service focussed on bridging the gap between the agri and aqua food sectors or defining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools for aquaculture. Find out more and details of the successful projects.

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