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Closing the culinary loop from catch to plate: A study of UK inshore fisheries future supply chain resilience.

Local fishing and other supply chain activities stemming from the sea are fundamental to thriving UK coastal and island communities. Upstream (fisheries; wholesalers; manufacturers) and downstream (retailers; restaurants; consumers) stakeholders rely on a resilient fishing industry, clean seas, diverse produce, flourishing coastal communities and thriving retail and consumer trade. However, despite the mutual dependencies of relationships within the fisheries supply chain, there is no collective, joined-up effort to deliver sustainable UK seafood supply chains, and ensure the survival of small, inshore fishing communities. COVID-disrupted supply and consumption trends are exacerbating these challenges. This doctoral project will study the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the UK inshore fishing supply chain; examine the role and resilience of key stakeholders; analyse policy approaches to fairly distribute and protect marine resources, and analyse the key opportunities for and threats to the survival of inshore fishing. Candidates should be skilled in working with large data sets (quantitative) and interpretive methods (qualitative).

Supervisory team: Prof. Marylyn Carrigan, Dr Ingrid Kelling & Andrew F. Johnson

Research Centre:  The Centre for Logistics and Sustainability

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When submitting your application for this project area, please select the option ‘Management, PhD’ from the drop-down list on the online application system.