The Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum is a registered charity and an independent company whose main aim is to support research into aquaculture and related areas.

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SARF updated R&D contracts for use 2015 onwards now available on the downloads page



SARF is busy with a wide range of current projects, with a total project value of almost £1 million. Subject areas range from shellfish planning issues to specific treatments for AGD and sealice. New projects are being considered at the present time, and the Board envisages a focused advertisement of new research topics after the annual Board Meeting and AGM in May 2015.

SARF will attend the BBSRC / NERC Aquaculture Research Workshop

BBSRC and NERC are hosting a workshop at the end of March 2015, aimed at refining our collective understanding of key aquaculture research priorities. This fits well into the annual cycle for SARF's own prioritisation.


SARF Workshop 2015

SARF has not developed a specific themed Workshop for 2015, but the issue of marine planning remains topical. SARF is currently trying to arrange an internal workshop on methodologies and best practice in research application appraisal.