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New EU project announced: "Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability" (TAPAS)

John Bostock

Professor Trevor Telfer of the Institute of Aquaculture

Professor Trevor Telfer of the Institute of Aquaculture

Researchers from the Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group within the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture will lead a team of European experts in a four-year study worth almost €7 million, to establish new strategies and models for sustainable growth in the aquaculture industry.

The Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS) project will create cost-efficient management tools and practices for the European aquaculture sector to investigate the scope of fish and shellfish farming activity in a location, social interactions, potential environmental impacts and any future risks.

Professor Trevor Telfer from the Sustainable Aquaculture Research Group is leading the multi-partner study which starts this month. The team will seek to establish a comprehensive “toolbox” to support transparent and efficient licensing, and enhance environment sustainability and aquatic food security while tapping into the potential for food production and jobs. <Read full story....>