Aquaculture is an industry of growing importance in Scotland, with 96% of the UK’s industry being based here. Globally, aquaculture now accounts for approximately half of the fish that is used for food, providing essential protein in a world where the human population is growing at an ever increasing rate.
At SAMS, we focus on enabling the industry to expand whilst ensuring environmental sustainability. We have developed a suite of modelling tools for the industry which model interaction with the sea and seabed, predict and harmful algal blooms, current-dispersed virus and the connectivity and dispersal of sea lice. We can work with farmers to help meet production targets, expand operations and establish new sites whilst safeguarding the sea and seabed.
SRSL also provides the following services to the aquaculture industry: