With freshwater sites in Central Scotland, tropical and temperate freshwater recirculation systems at Stirling, and extensive marine facilities in Argyll in the west of Scotland, we offer some of the largest and best equipped aquaculture research facilities in Europe. 

Our external freshwater and marine facilities support aquaculture research and training and commercial fish production.

Marine Environmental Research Laboratory, Machrihanish, Kintyre

  • Purpose built facility for research in marine aquaculture.
  • Commercial scale marine hatchery and nursery/on-growing unit

Niall Bromage Freshwater Research Unit, Buckieburn

  • Research facility for freshwater studies
  • Atlantic salmon smolt production

 Howietoun Fishery

  • Commercial salmonid hatchery
  • Commercial smolt production unit
  • Commercial production of brown trout for re-stocking
  • Triploid and all-females production on demand