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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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