Habitat Restoration and Conservation Supports Fisheries Industry in U.K.

“We all too commonly think of biodiversity conservation as being an activity that is in conflict to industry. But our research is beginning to show that conservation of sensitive coastal habitats in the UK is as much about supporting the fisheries industry as it is about protecting biodiversity.” -Dr Richard Unsworth of the Seagrass Ecosystem Research Group as quoted in Labmate Online

The Seagrass Ecosystem Research Group (SERG) is a joint inter-disciplinary research collaboration between scientists in Biosciences at Swansea University and the PLACE Institute at Cardiff University. These scientists are engaged in basic and applied research into the structure, function and resilience of seagrass meadows within a linked social ecological system and the food security support these meadows provide.


About Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a freelance writer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Mongabay, Discover Magazine, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.
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