Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector worldwide and is likely to play a large role in supporting future food security of the human population. In 2014 a milestone was reached in that aquaculture provided more fish for human consumption than wild captured fish, and this is set to continue to increase. It is therefore imperative to understand the impact that aquaculture can have on the environment and how the environment can affect aquaculture, so that we employ sustainable management practices which are supported by robust scientific evidence and advice.

In order to underpin the sustainable and profitable development of the aquaculture industry we are working to provide novel management tools and monitoring systems by bringing together our advanced modelling capabilities, satellite observation data, biofouling and socio-economic expertise.

These tools will account for increasing environmental change such as changes in temperature, storminess, wind and wave exposure, harmful algal blooms and other impacts from changes in carbon and nutrient cycling that are affecting the industry and will ultimately enable assessments of capacity and resilience to change.

Making a difference

The knowledge and resulting outputs from our work will enable those who work within aquaculture to gain a more in-depth understanding in relation to various environmental factors, facilitating better decision making for future sustainability, risk mitigation and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Projects

ShellEye
Completed

ShellEye

Contact: Dr Peter Miller

The ShellEye project will use Earth observation data from satellites and environmental data, such as weather forecasts, to monitor and forecast...

TAPAS
Completed

Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS)

Contact: Stefan Simis

The Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS) project is working to create cost-efficient management tools and...

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)
Completed

AQUAculture USEr driven operational Remote Sensing information services (AQUA-USERS)

Contact: Dr Andrey Kurekin

With global population expansion, the demand for high-quality protein is rising dramatically, and fish farming is gaining importance to ensure food...

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Other recent news articles

News

Putting fish back on the menu

A new paper featuring contributions from PML Director of Science Professor Manuel Barange outlines why fish deserve more attention in food policies in our quest to meet the nutritional needs of a growing global population.

News

New modelling tool to enhance global understanding

Open access model allows scientists to predict climate and other anthropogenically influenced environmental changes.

News

RAMPing up monitoring in the Guangxi region of China

PML scientists welcomed a delegation from the Guangxi region of China this week to discuss the establishment of marine monitoring along the Guangxi coastline, based on PML’s RAMP (Rapid Assessment and Monitoring of Pollution) approach, and in light of developments to build...

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  2. Brown, AR; Lilley, M; Shutler, JD; Lowe, C; Artioli, Y; Torres, R; Berdalet, E; Tyler, C R. 2019 Assessing risks and mitigating impacts of harmful algal blooms on mariculture and marine fisheries. Reviews in Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12403
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  3. Palmer, SCJ; Gernez, PM; Thomas, Y; Simis, S; Miller, PI; Glize, P; Barillé, L. 2020 Remote Sensing-Driven Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Growth Modeling to Inform Offshore Aquaculture Site Selection. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00802
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  5. Hossain, MAR; Das, I; Genevier, L; Hazra, S; Rahman, M; Barange, M; Fernandes, JA. 2019 Biology and fisheries of Hilsa shad in Bay of Bengal. Science of The Total Environment, 651. 1720-1734. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.034
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