Aquaculture – the production of aquatic organisms – is the world’s fastest growing food industry, but it is also highly competitive.

SMARTAQUA will target four non-food aquaculture areas:

Cleaner fish

Lump fish

to clean salmon of sea lice

Fish for aquaria

Aquarium fish

Fish for aquaria



Using algae to improve fish feeds and food supplements

Laboratory fish

Laboratory Fish

To advance biomedical research

SMARTAQUA offers science-driven companies:

• Access to a network of researchers, aquaculture boards and multinational businesses
• Access to scientific expertise and guidance on fish and algae biotechnology
• Opportunities to get involved with collaborative 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 on the links below to learn how SMARTAQUA can help your business:



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

The terms of reference for the group can be found here

Latest News

  • The FishSite reports on the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture
    The FishSite reports on the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture
      The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research is organizing the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture (SWELA 2020), which is free to attend online on the 26th of November. The FishSite – a knowledge-sharing platform with premium news, analysis, and resources for the aquaculture industries – reported...
  • SMARTAQUA at Swansea Science Festival 2020
    SMARTAQUA at Swansea Science Festival 2020
    The SMARTAQUA team had the pleasure to be part of the Welsh largest free science festival last Saturday (24 Oct 2020). We were live but virtual, in the fringe stage. We had the opportunity to launch our videos where we showcased our research on lumpfish welfare and...



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

Registered Address

Swansea University
Singleton Park,