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Harvesting the seashore: the impacts and management of inter-tidal fisheries

Applications are invited for a fully-funded (international students only) three year UK PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Portsmouth and will be supervised by Dr Gordon Watson, Dr Roger Herbert (Bournemouth University) and Dr Steve Mitchell.

The Solent and Poole European Marine Sites (MPAs) on the south coast of the UK provide a unique opportunity to assess the extent and impacts of these fisheries as they support high levels of bait, clam, cockle and oyster collection operating at different spatial scales and utilising different methods. The project is designed to assess the extent of these fisheries and evaluate the impact of these collection methods on habitats, target and non-target species and the function that these deliver (i.e. ecosystem services). The project will provide evidence to support effective management strategies that will meet future UK and European conservation, economic and social priorities.

How to Apply
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Posted 21/01/2019 16:22

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