PhD student wins MSC scholarship for GAP2 research

Barcelona, Spain. PhD student Giulia Gorelli, from the Institut de Ciències del Mar – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain, has won a Marine Stewardship Council scholarship for her project: ‘Effects of closing the fishery of the deep sea shrimp Aristeus atennatus during winter season in the canyon heads of the north western Mediterranean’. The project is part of GAP2’s Spanish case study on Mediterranean Red Shrimp, which aims to validate the traditional ecological knowledge obtained by fishermen through long years of personal observation with scientific research.

Giulia stated “I am very glad that the MSC decided to support my project in this moment of crisis and cuts of funding to research. Unsustainable fishing is a priority topic today involving environmental, economical and social aspects. Thanks to the MSC I’ll be able to carry on my research for improving fisheries management and seeking sustainability of sea resources exploitation”.

The research will be delivered over the next 12 months and findings will be published by the MSC next year. The MSC press release can be viewed here.

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