Review of the management tools available for the management of the inshore and offshore brown crab fisheries of Western Europe, their impact and effectiveness, and how they might be deployed to improve stock condition, reduce effort and improve operating economics.
Sustainable Development Planning
Regional / Rural Development
Our analysis incorporates the social, economic and environmental consequences of past and future changes and we offer advice for development, sustainability and expansion. The company has long experience of rural development, sensitive to the needs and aspirations of local communities both at home and abroad. This enables sustainable progress to be managed with appropriate sensitivity, safeguarding livelihoods through pro-poor approaches to poverty alleviation.
Economic & Environmental Valuation
Nautilus is at the forefront of developing, testing and using techniques to value and communicate social, economic and environmental costs and benefits to allow their inclusion in qualitative and quantitative environmental and development appraisals. We take a participatory approach to environmental management and value the input of all those involved in the management, use and enjoyment of natural resources.
Tourism & Leisure
Nautilus have undertaken a variety of projects relating to a wide range of aspects of sustainable tourism and leisure. These projects have explored appropriate economic valuation of tourism and leisure and the need for an appropriate recognition of natural and environmental value in sustainable tourism planning.
The Seafeeds workshop brought together a wide range of expert opinion from all spectrums of the aquaculture debate to advance the understanding of the needs and opportunities for sustainable aquaculture feeds. Representatives from the aquaculture, fisheries and feed industries, food certification, and environmental and research organisations contributed to facilitated discussion, at times splitting off into small single topic working groups. Delegates were charged with specific tasks and areas to debate enabling lively and productive discussion.
The objective was to examine appropriate mechanisms for encouraging more environmental and socially responsible shrimp production. The work was approached through a number of individual work packages: 1 A review of social and environmental issues and relevant national and international initiatives to promote and support responsible shrimp farming. 2 Capitalising on the CSR Agenda. 3 International Trade Agreement Assessment. 4 Structure and organisation of production and marketing in Bangladesh. 4a Socially and environmentally responsible shrimp farming in Bangladesh.
This project aimed to advise private sector clients on appropriate farming systems and production strategies in relation to a specific site in order to achieve company goals in supply efficiencies and quality control. Initial site visit taking soil and salinity samples plus interview with local residents. Modelling of costs associated with various production options based on local environmental conditions. Strategic assessment of development options followed by implementation plan.
The survey found the farm to have considerable potential for growth of rainbow and brown trout. An excellent water supply and good husbandry practices had ensured long-term disease-free production for many years. Good site characteristics and production and grow-out pool lay-out suggested further potential for a more ambitious project, although the report also highlighted potential threats that should be over-come through alterations in site design.