The Ghent University Sustainable Seafood Project and the role of educational institutions in raising awareness about sustainable seafood: nvt

Nancy Fockedey, Magda Vincx

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    Worldwide, capture fisheries are under threat. Overfishing and global change have resulted in a decline of fish stocks, unselective fishing results in unwanted bycatch and destructive fishing gears severely impact marine habitats. Strong governmental top-down control is required to rebuild fish stocks to ensure profitable and sustainable fisheries in the long term. Another way to bring about change is through market-based initiatives which aim to shift purchasing decisions towards sustainable ones by increasing awareness among consumers or businesses (Jacquet et al. 2009). The rationale behind this is that consumers ultimately determine the market, and thus which fish is caught. In the Ghent University Sustainable Seafood Project we investigated the ecological sustainability of current seafood purchasing at Ghent University and proposed a sustainable buying strategy for the future. We also reached out to students and staff by organizing a sustainable seafood week (7-11 May 2012).
    Translated title of the contributionDuurzame VIS @ UGent en de rol van universiteiten en onderzoeksinstituten bij de bewustmaking rond duurzame vis: nvt
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages0
    Publication statusPublished - 12-Oct-2012
    EventFirst Conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe - Brugge, Belgium
    Duration: 12-Oct-201112-Oct-2011


    SymposiumFirst Conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe
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