Aquaculture Hub

UHI Aquaculture Hub

The Aquaculture Hub brings together our aquaculture researchers, educators, consultants, students, and facilities to create and support innovation in aquaculture.

Working collaboratively at the local, national, and international level, the Aquaculture Hub facilitates knowledge exchange and innovation to provide positive outcomes for the businesses, students, and communities in our region.

Atlantic Salmon swimming
A mussel farm

Our Aim, Our Work, Our Strategy

Our aim is to stimulate economic growth through a range of transformational activities that will boost productivity, employment, skills, and output.

Our work underpins a forward-thinking knowledge-based industry, and to growth that is environmentally sustainable and profitable. It creates place-based opportunities and wealth, enabling some of Scotland's most rural and fragile communities to become more resilient and prosperous.

UHI Aquaculture Hub Strategy 2021-2024 (pdf download)


UHI Aquaculture Hub Vision

UHI Campuses can be found throughout the main aquaculture producing regions of Scotland.

Our Vision

  • The Aquaculture Hub will facilitate impactful research, knowledge exchange and education that supports sustainable growth and resilience in the aquaculture industry, and in the communities where we operate together.
Top down map of UHI marine Aquaculture Facilities and campus locations
Scientific equipment

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UHI Aquaculture Hub Strands

The UHI Aquaculture Hub works across a broad range of areas.

Health and Welfare

Improving disease management in aquaculture.

Sustainable Aquafeeds

Achieving environmental and production targets

Environment-Aquaculture Interface

The relationship between marine farming activities and the environment.

Stock Improvement and Management

Improving yields, increasing health, using genetics to ensure sustinability of farmed stock.