Creating techniques and technologies to improve aquaculture

In 1972, the famous marine ecologist Jacques Cousteau proclaimed that: “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting”. Forty plus years later, Cousteau’s prediction has been realised. Aquaculture has increased tenfold and is a major source of protein for humans.

With the rapid and recent rise of aquaculture, a range of environmental problems have emerged – pollution, disease, escapees and invasive species to name a few. Our lab works with aquaculture production systems at full-scale to create new and innovative ways to farm seafood with minimal impact upon the environment.