Aquaculture and Food Security
Cefas is a recognised leader in aquaculture science, with environmental impact and aquatic animal health areas of expertise in particular. We also have extensive experience of the regulation of all aquaculture systems. This has informed our expert teams’ understanding of operations across the broad range of system and species types seen in UK, EU and global aquaculture.We deploy innovative, proven and cutting edge technologies alongside complementary and cost-effective data sources. This enables us to advise governments on the regulation of aquaculture, strategic developmental planning and issues around the sustainability of aquaculture development.
We regularly work with both the public and private sectors. This collaborative track record means that we understand how to combine commercial work with public benefits, such as developing aquaculture and providing high quality seafood while generating revenue and jobs. Through working with domestic and international governments, we also have an in-depth understanding of regulatory requirements and how to deliver outputs that fulfil them.
Our expertise in marine planning facilitates a strategic approach to aquaculture sector development, whether at national, regional or international levels. The approach to this work includes data acquisition across all marine stakeholders.
Furthermore, our work at Cefas combines aquaculture development with capture fisheries science and assessments that allows for a broader understanding of the context of seafood industry development and issues of sustainability around the sector. This includes farming and health of fish and shellfish in the context of biosecurity.
For further information regarding Cefas’ capability, please do not hesitate to contact us.