HIFI Director lends epertise to United Nations
Professor Ian Cowx , Professor of Applied Fisheries Science and Director of the Hull International Fisheries Institute, has been working with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) to produce guidelines for cost-effective and sustainable stocking of inland waters to improve fish harvest.
The guidelines are a decision support tool designed to optimise the benefits of stocking but avoid the adverse impacts from uncontrolled activities such as spread of disease and parasites, and disruption of ecological functioning and genetic integrity of wild stocks.
The guidelines will be presented at The Asian Pacific Fisheries Commission/FAO Regional Consultation on Improving the Contribution of Culture-based Fisheries & Related Fishery Enhancements in Inland Waters to Blue Growth, taking place in Sri Lanka 25-27 May 2015.
HIFI is a specialist research unit at the University of Hull which undertakes research, education, training and consultancy in the fields of fisheries science, natural resources and the environment.