Professor Lewis Le Vay

Professor/Director of CAMS

Room 102, Marine Centre Wales

School of Ocean Sciences

Menai Bridge LL59 5AB

Phone: +44 (0) 1248 388115


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I graduated in Biology from Sussex University in 1982, and an MSc in Marine Biology from Bangor University in 1989. I worked for several years on shrimp and fish nutrition and feed research and development, in collaboration with several industrial partners, with the results from this research contributed to my PhD from Bangor University in 1994. This was followed by several years working in industry and as a consultant before returning to Bangor to join EU funded research projects in SE Asia developing techniques for mangrove-integrated aquaculture and fisheries stock enhancement. I joined the academic staff in the School of Ocean Sciences as a lecturer in 2001, leading to a personal chair in October 2014. I was appointed as Director of the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences in 2012, alongside my academic role in the School.

My research has covered a broad range of aquaculture, including hatchery technologies, feeds and nutrition, aquaculture of tropical and temperate crustaceans, integration of aquaculture in coastal wetlands, wastewater remediation, and more recently bivalve shellfish aquaculture including development of offshore production systems and coastal water quality. Work on development of stock enhancement strategies has led to more ecological research in tropical and subtropical systems, principally on mangroves and seagrasses, in SE Asia, East Africa and the Arabian Gulf. My fisheries-related research has been focused on shellfish in the Irish Sea and ecosystem approaches to management of demersal fisheries in the Arabian Gulf. As director of CAMS I am also closely involved in wide range of multidisciplinary projects that link academic expertise within the School of Ocean Sciences with commercial and institutional partners in marine sectors including aquaculture, fisheries, renewable energy, coastal infrastructure development and tourism.