SMARTAQUA

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food industry, but it is also highly competitive. In comparison, the non-food aquaculture industry is a niche market, driven by science, where Wales can take the lead

SMARTAQUA will target four non-food aquaculture areas

Cleaner Fish

Lump fish

To clean salmon of sea lice

Aquarium Fish

Aquarium fish

Sustainably bred in captivity

Aquafeeds

Algae

Algae for fish feeds and food supplements

Laboratory fish

Laboratory Fish

Advancing biomedical research

SMARTAQUA offers science-based companies
  • A network of researchers, aquaculture boards and multinational businesses
  • Scientific expertise and guidance on fish and algae biotechnology
  • Collobarative R&D projects

Together we will

Establish a network for non-food aquaculture businesses and academic collaboration in Wales
Develop new products and processes to support economic growth
Support inward investment
Promote science excellence
Click the links below to learn how SMARTAQUA can support your business

 

 

The Stakeholder Advisory Group provides advice on overall direction and specific issues of the SMARTAQUA operation.

The group terms of reference can be found here

Latest News

  • HOW KEYHOLE SURGERY IS IMPROVING LUMPFISH WELFARE AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    HOW KEYHOLE SURGERY IS IMPROVING LUMPFISH WELFARE AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    A veterinarian at Swansea’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research has pioneered the use of a non-destructive method to assess the health of lumpfish broodstock. Utilising his experience with ornamental fish in public aquaria, CSAR’s consultant veterinarian, Dr Richard Lloyd, has adapted the use of laparoscopy (keyhole surgery)...

 

 

SMARTAQUA: aquaculture beyond food is supported by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

Registered Address

Swansea University
Singleton Park,
Sketty,
Swansea
SA2 8PP