South Coast Marine Cluster convened a meeting of businesses, research partners and the public sector to discuss the potential to create a network or cluster to help develop the aquaculture sector in the South West. The area has a clear and growing strength in aquaculture but there are clearly a number of barrier to developing this sector. The cluster heard about the development work that had already been carried out by Dorset LEP link and about the challenges to sector growth experienced by local organisations. The group which met at CEFAS in Weymouth Dorset agreed to combine forces to create an initial group proposition for discussion at a follow up meeting hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory on December 10th. Anyone interested in joining this group should email email@example.com.