- Project Dates: September 2016 - August 2019
- Project Leader: Dr Sofia Franco
- Sponsors: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Partners: ARCH-UK Network; multiple stakeholders within the UK Aquaculture industry, trade bodies, advising bodies, interest-groups, Universities and research centres
This Aquaculture Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in an integral part of the joint BBSRC-NERC UK Aquaculture Initiative. This highly applied project will address the need for effective knowledge exchange between UK aquaculture stakeholders, as well as the better understanding of public perception of aquaculture and the necessary investment in research impact, towards higher sector competitiveness and internationalisation. The fellow will work closely with researchers and industry, to identify knowledge needs and innovation capabilities, promote collaborations and disseminate BBRSC-NERC funded research, while providing a link to funders and policymakers and determining how to best increase public acceptability aquaculture.