We are still on the lookout for a PhD student for a research project that will examine how wild collected ornamental fish can contribute to conservation in source countries. Deadline for applications is on 19 May.

The PhD project, at the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation, will examine the Role of marine ornamental fisheries in achieving net positive outcomes for nature and people. The student will be required to spend a significant part of their time working alongside the fisher communities in Indonesia and the Philippines where they will study ways to to better understand the ways sustainable ornamental fisheries could contribute to ecosystem conservation while enabling socio-economic development.

The project, which starts in October this year, is being run in collaboration with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) and Waltham Petcare Science Institute (Mars).