The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has an open position for a PhD to investigate organism and ecological impacts of electrofishing in Scottish shallow coastal habitats. The proposed project the successful candidate will be working on addresses the SUPER DTP focus on sustainable exploitation and blue growth.
The longer term impacts of electrofishing on these habitats have not been investigated and are thus unknown. This aspect requires urgent investigation and assessment before the technique becomes more widespread in the commercial fisheries. The project thus clearly addresses the theme Biodiversity and ecosystem function: Ecosystem services, ecology and conservation, not only of the razor clam stocks themselves but also of their habitat and associated shallow sub-tidal communities.
For further details on the PhD and application procedures, please follow the link. Please note that the application process closes on 13 December 2019!