Projects Promoting Growth and Best Practices

Projects iconWe welcome collaboration on projects which support the growth and development of sustainable aquaculture, fishery and seafood production industries. This might include: feasibility studies and strategic planning, training needs analysis, developing occupational and best practice standards, writing educational, training and assessment materials or incorporating research findings into industry based training.



  • Feasibility studies on the potential for aquaculture development
  • Feasibility studies on the potential for developing recreational fisheries
  • Create sustainable economic growth and jobs
  • Ensure development goes hand in hand with environmental stewardship
  • Facilitate Research & Development, training and public awareness

 Promoting the industry as a rewarding career option

John Smeaton Blues“Commissioned as a developer for the SQA accredited NPA Fish Husbandry and Schools Projects, SkillFish translated their considerable knowledge of aquaculture into well designed and effective learning and tutor packs. With their analytical, responsive and considerable skills in graphic design and ICT application, they adapted to the needs of the project specification very well”

 Martyn Haines, Former Depute Principal Barony College and Director of Pisces Learning Innovations

Facilitating student exchange programmes

Web size-0965“Working on an aquaculture development feasibility study, SkillFish established links with us, which were successfully developed into a Darwin Initiative Project, looking at the effect of salmonids on native fish species. This included a student exchange programme; giving our students the opportunity to deliver field work in a unique location and giving local people greater access to Higher Education learning and qualifications”

Carlos Garcia De Leaniz, Professor and Chair in Aquatic Biosciences, University of Swansea