Examining the options for measuring changes in the scale of illegal fishing where direct measurement of illegal activity is not possible - for example through different approaches to stock modeling, probability analysis and monitoring of trade throughputs; part of the process of moving towards MSC assessment.
Seafood Trade, Marketing & Quality
With increased interest in conversion of biomass to methane or alcohol as an energy source, seaweed has become a recurrent focus of attention. As part of a technology foresight programme, this comprehensive study examines the techno-economic aspects of industrial scale cultivation of various species of seaweed relative to existing value chains as sources of hydrocolloids, international market conditions, and the costs at which it could be made available to
Examination of recent mariculture development in the island countries of the South Pacific, drawing on national case study material from PNG, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, Fiji and the Cook Islands, and drawing on the successes and failures to inform guidelines on further and future developments.
Techno-economic assessment of the potential for further development of giant clam farming and export, based on available technologies, global market assessment, and comparative advantage - in collaboration with Hambrey Consulting
Study of sea cucumber fisheries in PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, and the international trade in dried sea cucumber - beche-de-mer - with a view to advising on how to move towards more sustainable fishing and trading management regimes and practices