Our research fellow, Francesca Barazzetta, and PhD student, Xochitl Édua Elias Ilosvay traveled to Bergen last March to take part at the kick-off meeting of the new four-year-long Future Fisheries project lead by the Theoretical Ecology Group  from the University of Bergen. The project in funded by the Research Council of Norway, as a Collaborative Project to Meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges within the thematic area Sustainable Food Systems.

The objective of the project is to challenge and reimagine the role of fisheries in sustainable food production under the umbrella of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Lead by a highly interdisciplinary team the project aims at identifying how seafood can contribute to produce more food with low climate impact. FOL will contribute to WP2 and help to analyze how values and psychological mechanisms can enhance bottom-up and fact-based transition towards sustainability.

During the meeting our team was happy to have a short reunion with our former colleague Alex Tidd and hopes to strengthen and foster the old and new bonds made!