WELCOME TO ARCH-UK
500 members and counting….
The Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub UK is an academia-led network developing a UK aquaculture community. Through events and online platforms we:
- sign-post aquaculture research to research councils (UKRI)
- create opportunities for skills development
- transfer the latest knowledge, technology, techniques and scientific insight
- promote mobility and collaboration between universities and industry
ARCH-UK is made up of eight working groups (see below), which include a wide range of aquaculture stakeholders from academia, industry and policy. Working Groups organise events based on feedback from our extensive member base.
Need to find project partners, research expertise or want to find out the latest innovations in UK aquaculture research? Get involved or contact us through the 'Contact' and 'Join us' pages. For more information about ARCH-UK click here.
Find out more about the working group leads, recent activities and their priority research areas by clicking on the tiles below
Are you an Early Career Researcher? Would you like to get more involved in curating events and training for ECRs and the wider UK aquaculture community? ARCH-UK would like to find the next generation of aquaculture knowledge exchange leaders. If you are passionate about building the UK academic capability to develop sustainable aquaculture solutions, would like to increase your network and be more proactive in creating opportunities for research impact then please put yourself forward to become an ARCH-UK Working Group Co-Lead.
Each Co-Lead position (Working Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8) is open for up to one year (subject to the time you have available) to any ECR based at a UK institution. Your role would be in support of the current ARCH-UK Working Group Leads who curate events in response to community needs to encourage innovation and knowledge exchange. ARCH-UK defines an ECR as someone within 10 years of PhD graduation without a permanent position.
1st Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture - Welfare Indicators for Novel Species
The Swansea University, Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) in collaboration with SMARTAQUA welcomes the 1st Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture on the 14th of May, 2019.
Drawing on contributions from researchers, industry and regulators, this symposium will explore the commonalities and differences in the welfare requirements of different farmed species, and will ask whether some basic welfare metrics exist. It will be followed by a workshop on the welfare requirements of lumpfish, one of the fastest growing farmed fish in Europe.
On Wednesday 15th May this year ARCH-UK, alongside BlueFish and the Shellfish Association of Great Britain, will be putting on a free workshop looking at all things ‘Oyster cultivation’.
The event is to be held at Fishmongers’ Hall on London Bridge, as an afternoon session of the SAGB annual conference, with the session taking the form of a series of talks split into two main themes: 1. Conservation, restoration & cultivation. 2. Diseases and genetics. We will also once again be offering travel bursaries of up to £100 to the first 10 Early Career Researches (ECRs) who register.
The Aquaculture Students' Association is proud to host the 5th Careers Day in the Pathfoot building, University of Stirling on the 20th May 2019. Our main goal during the event is to bring students closer to the aquaculture industry and use it as an opportunity for networking and recruiting. Scottish Aquaculture Innovation centre (SAIC) will be our sponsor this year. Travel bursaries to attend donated by ARCH-UK are available.
‘Recent developments in selective breeding & genetic technologies in aquaculture’
The 2nd ARCH-UK Annual Science Event will provide a UK aquaculture research update, highlighting current innovations, ongoing projects and opportunities for collaboration. We welcome all stakeholders as this event will highlight research findings that are industry relevant and of scientific interest.