AquaLeap meeting kicks off the year

The consortium's annual meeting will help drive progress and collaboration in 2020 and beyond.


2020 is off to a strong start after the Roslin Institute hosted AquaLeap project’s annual meeting on the 29th of January.

AquaLeap is a collaborative effort, spanning both the academic and industry spheres, with a mission to improve genetics and breeding for four UK aquaculture sectors: salmon, lobster, flat oyster, and lumpfish. The project spans five objectives and a period of 3 years, having begun in January 2019.

The consortium contains 11 members from across the UK and beyond.

The mission’s two main funders are the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project is comprised of the following 11 members:

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Stirling
  • The University of Exeter
  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
  • Xelect Limited
  • Hendrix Genetics
  • National Lobster Hatchery
  • Tethys Oysters Limited
  • Otter Ferry Seafish Limited
  • The Science Applications International Corporation

In January, representatives from the Consortium travelled to the Roslin Institute for AquaLeap’s annual meeting, where they shared progress updates and insights from their ongoing work. This meeting has allowed the consortium members to benefit from one another’s findings and will facilitate further cooperation over the next two years of the project.


More information and project outlines are accessible via the external site for Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub (ARCH-UK).