Brilliant initiative to promote networking across UK.
I work as fisheries regulatory advisor at Cefas (UK) since I’ve joined in 2019. My background relates to fisheries research, particularly gear selectivity, discards and the integration of stakeholders’ perception in South European fisheries. I am Willing to contribute and work towards the integration of the human dimension into the science we do.
I work part-time in the MASTS Directorate and part-time with NatureScot. At NatureScot I am marine planning and policy advisor, particularly working on a broad range of policy topics with the National Marine Plan, the roll-out of Regional Marine Planning Partnerships and an array of related policy streams.
With MASTS a key activity is coordinating the People Ocean Planet initiative (www.peopleoceanplanet.com), which is all about interdisciplinary and cross-sector approaches to marine science delivery, outreach and impact. We’re developing a lot of arts-based public engagement at the moment, plus some other science communication activities and some ocean literacy research. Happy to partner across the UK and beyond on specific projects or to enable exciting collaborations across and beyond our network. Currently seeking someone to work with us (closing date 16th Aug!): see https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/2981/0/307936/889/masts-network-development-and-support-job-share-ad2236nb
Basically, we have beautiful mathematical theories about more sustainable ways to harvest marine resources, but these are meaningless unless they can be practically implemented, and worthless unless there is a market for what we catch. We are working with academia and stakeholders to find ways to make it work.