Research Area: Fisheries – sustainable exploitation, management strategies

Understanding changes in fisheries due to warming in the North East Atlantic to inform industry, policy and management decisions

Recent research has shown that some species of fish are increasing in the North East Atlantic Ocean in response to warmer water. These findings are informing decision makers in both industry and government as they prepare to adapt to these changing environmental conditions.

The Fal native Oyster fishery

We have been examining the sustainability of the Fal native oyster fishery and the extent to which it is maintained by inefficient fishing. We have been studying the impact of sail driven dredging for oysters and trying to assess the efficacy of current size limits on the estuarine native oyster population.

Contact Name: 
Steve Simpson, Richard Ffrench-Constant