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Aquaculture and coastal economy and social sustainability

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
The project aims to answer the following three high-level questions:
- How does employment in rural communities change with the arrival of aquaculture?
- What are the predictions for socio-economic, environmental and biological sustainability resulting from the interactions between aquaculture and fisheries?
- What recommendations can be made for coastal resource management in areas where aquaculture and fisheries coexist?

To achieve the answers to these questions the following objectives will be pursued.
1) Analysis of labour market conditions in selected areas of five European countries, where aquaculture and fisheries coexist in widely different social and biological environments;
2) Analysis of the impact on the local economy of aquaculture and fisheries: social and economic circumstances of rural communities given the interaction between aquaculture and fisheries, fluctuations in profitability and demand for products, and changes in regulations.

Coordinator

University of Aberdeen
Address
2 Tillydrone Avenue
AB9 2TN Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Merimiehenkatu 36D
Helsinki
FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road, 375
Aberdeen
INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Main Port Heraklion
Heraklion
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus De Gambelas
Faro
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
Ireland
Address
Presentation Buildings Westernt Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY
Greece
Address
Pedion Areos
Volos