About Us

Innovating marine practices

Ace Aquatec partners with world leading experts in different scientific fields to apply breakthrough technological developments to aquaculture and marine industries.

We were co-founded in 1999 by inventor John Ace Hopkins and investor Annette Pyne-Carter after they saw the potential technological innovation could have in accelerating the adoption of responsible fish farming practices.

From our head office in Dundee, Scotland, we project manage global R&D projects, manufacturing at two UK factories, and co-ordinate our installers and engineers worldwide. We also have a Canadian office and distribution partners in key markets.

Ace Aquatec has grown from a family run business into a global supplier of aquaculture solutions retaining a key focus on local partnerships and personal customised solutions.


We seek out the best science and technology innovations and bring them to the marine world

Our first product used precision transducer technology to develop an acoustic predator deterrent that was effective over the long term without harming animal hearing; a combination incumbent technologies couldn’t achieve.

We then saw the growing use of electrical anaesthesia in the medical world and spent several years perfecting a way of using electricity to render fish unconscious while still in water before slaughter.

The next technology we saw potential in was time-of-flight 3D cameras. We thought if Microsoft can create real-time 3D wireframes of gamers in their living rooms, maybe we could do the same thing to measure the biomass of thousands of fish.



We’ve been fortunate enough to work with all of the major fish farms in Scotland. We also serve customers throughout Europe and over the last few years have become a truly global technology provider with installations in Canada, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA.


Meet our team

Find out more about the technology experts, creative thinkers, enthusiastic planners, and occasional fans of Christmas party karaoke that make up our team.

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