Swansea researchers work in pincer movement with EU partners to benefit prawn industry

Researchers from Swansea University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) are part of a new €2.4M (approx £1.9M) international collaborative project to develop and enhance the sustainability of the EU’s prawn fishery.

The Nephrops norvegicus species, also known as ‘Dublin Bay prawn’, ‘langoustine’ or ‘scampi’, will be the specific focus of the NEPHROPS project, which brings together expertise from the fishing industry, aquaculture technologists and academia.  The species is one of Europe’s most lucrative shellfish, with 34,000 tonnes – worth £100M – landed last year in the UK alone.

The project, led by the Orkney Fisheries Association and the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway, and involving universities and industry partners from the UK, Norway, and Sweden, will focus on developing hatchery and ranching technologies, and enhancing the survival of discards resulting from trawl fishing.

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