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....>