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Multidisciplinary proposals in sustainable aquaculture: health, disease, and the environment

A joint BBSRC-NERC call for funding

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 19 May 2014 – 4 November 2014


  • Global Food Security programme
  • The Living with environmental changes scheme
  • Marine Scotland
  • NERC
  • The Scottish Government

Read about our position statement and background activities on our Aquaculture page.

Funding total


Number of projects funded

21. See funding details in file below.

Awarded grants (XLSX 26KB)

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To support aquaculture related research, where aquaculture is the farming or cultivation of organisms such as fin-fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

Key aims

  • To deliver bioscience and environmental science research projects that address one, or more, of the seven priorities for aquaculture research.
  • To build capacity by drawing in new researchers to the aquaculture sector (e.g. epidemiology, immunology, gut health, remote sensing, human health, and physical and ecosystem modellers) to work in collaboration with aquaculture researchers.
  • To expand the uptake and development of novel tools, methods, and technologies
  • To encourage multidisciplinary, systems science and cross council approaches

Panel members (meeting held 27-28 January 2015)

Professor Alison Smith (Joint Chair) – John Innes Centre
Professor Anton Edwards (Joint Chair) – University of the Highlands and the Islands
Dr Jon Grant – Dalhousie University
Dr Joe Silke – Marine Institute
Professor Joao G. Ferreira – New University of Lisbon
Professor Mike Elliot – University of Hull
Dr Espen Rimstad – Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Dr Ian Gardner – University of Prince Edward Island
Professor Grace Mulcahy – University of Dublin
Dr Peder Jansen – Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Professor Dirk-Jan DeKoning – Swedish University of Animal Sciences
Professor Sandra Adams – University of Stirling
Professor Geert Wiegertjes – Wageningen University
Professor Michael Stear – University of Glasgow
Dr Hamish Rodger – Vet-Aqua International

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