Applied Marine Biology


CAMS works in partnership with industry and public sector agencies on a wide range of aquaculture and fisheries projects

CAMS cooperates on a range of grant- and industry-funded projects with partners in the aquaculture industry. These involve research and development work in the laboratories and experimental aquaria in Menai Bridge, and off-site projects in the field and with our partners. CAMS is the lead partner in SEAFARE , a long-standing Atlantic Area transnational consortium of aquaculture centres and companies that is developing and promoting environmentally sustainable aquaculture technologies and farming systems. Areas we work on include:

  • Environmental interactions of aquaculture
  • Integrating aquaculture in coastal wetlands
  • Research with the shellfish farming industry 
  • Development of offshore aquaculture in the Irish Sea
  • Technologies for shellfish and marine fish hatcheries
  • Feeds and nutrition for fish and shellfish
  • Waste water treatment and constructed wetlands for marine farms.
  • News species diversification – finfish, shellfish
  • Aquaculture-based fisheries stock enhancement and conservation
  • Tropical aquaculture – penaeid shrimp, mud crabs, aquaculture & mangroves
  • Microbial water quality



CAMS staff work closely with the Fisheries and Conservation Science Group based in the School of Ocean Sciences, which is a specialist group that delivers projects collaborating with the fishing industry, research institutes and government to gather scientific evidence to support sustainable management of fisheries in Wales, the UK and abroad.

Recent areas of work include:

CAMS was lead partner in the Celtic Seatrout project,  a multi-agency Ireland-Wales partnership funded by EU INTEREG IV-A, looking at fisheries inventories, stock status and connectivity of sea trout  stocks and fisheries of the rivers entering the Irish Sea.

The fisheries team start a new 3 year project in November 2013, funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), The project will study how different seabed environments in the Arabian Gulf support fisheries to develop an evidence base to inform strategies for future management.

CAMS has recently undertaken consultancy projects for the Welsh Government on recreational bass fisheries and spatial review of commercial fishing in Wales. 



NameCAMS RolePhoneEmail
Lewis LeVay Director 38 Lewis LeVay
Tom Galley Research Officer 38 Tom Galley
Jonathan King Deputy Director 38 Jonathan King
Shelagh Malham Research Fellow 38 Shelagh Malham
Ronan Roche Research Officer 38 Ronan Roche
Svenja Tidau Research Officer 38 Svenja Tidau
Timothy Whitton Research Officer 38 Timothy Whitton
Karen Tuson Research Administrative Assistant 38 Karen Tuson
David Mills iMarDIS Director 38 David Mills
David Smyth Research Officer 38 David Smyth
Maria Hayden-Hughes Research Project Support Officer 38 Maria Hayden-Hughes
Julie Webb Research Officer 38 Julie Webb
Natalie Hold Research Officer 38 Natalie Hold
Lucy Southworth Research Project Support Officer 38 Lucy Southworth
Philippa Bayford Research Project Support Officer 38 Philippa Bayford
Claire Szostek Research Officer 38 Claire Szostek
Kata Farkas Research Officer 38 Kata Farkas
Jenna Alexander Research Project Support Officer 38 Jenna Alexander
Nathan King Research Officer 38 Nathan King
Jamie Thorpe Research Project Support Officer 38 Jamie Thorpe
Emily Groves Research Project Support Officer 38 Emily Groves
Gemma Veneruso Research Officer 38 Gemma Veneruso
Luis Gimenez Academic Associate 38 Luis Gimenez
Jan Hiddink Academic Associate 38 Jan Hiddink
Gwyn Hughes Technician 38 Gwyn Hughes
Stuart Jenkins Academic Associate 38 Stuart Jenkins
David Jones Academic Associate 38 David Jones
Ian McCarthy Academic Associate 38 Ian McCarthy
James McDonald Academic Associate 38 James McDonald
Berwyn Roberts Technician 38 Berwyn Roberts