Sustainable aquaculture systems research

On completion of this masters programme you can apply to study a suitable doctoral programme at Plymouth University or elsewhere. PhD programmes presently undertaken include fish nutrition and feed technology, fish health and physiological biochemistry associated with aquaculture. 

This area is supported by research councils such as the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as well as the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Many are sponsored by commercial and industrial companies such as Alltech Biotechnology (USA), BASF (Germany), Prosper de Mulder group (UK), and Waltham, Mars Pet Nutrition Centre, as well as leading research centres globally in Mexico, Brazil and China.

We have excellent partnerships with the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and CEFAS fish disease laboratories in Weymouth, as well as the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall.

Our students have entered into the industry and academia with masters and subsequent PhD qualifications with a very successful track record.