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Aquaculture Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Aquaculture Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

This highly applied project addressed the need for effective knowledge exchange between UK aquaculture stakeholders.

Project leader

Dr Sofia Franco


September 2016 - August 2019




ARCH-UK Network

UK Aquaculture industry

Trade bodies

Advising bodies

Interest groups,


Research centres


The Fellowship was an integral part of the joint BBSRC-NERC UK Aquaculture Initiative.

It addressed the needs of effective knowledge exchange. It worked towards better understanding of public perception of aquaculture.

It also addressed necessary investment in research impact. It worked towards higher sector competitiveness and internationalisation.

The fellow contributed in the following ways:

  • Worked with researchers and industry
  • Identified knowledge needs and innovation capabilities
  • Promoted collaborations
  • Disseminated BBRSC-NERC funded research
  • Provided a link to funders and policymakers
  • Determined how to best increase public acceptability of aquaculture