FinVision Research Project
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  • Levinsky Hall, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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Join us for this public lecture on the ecology, identification and sampling methods for coastal fish, from experts at the Institute of Fisheries Management. This will also be an opportunity to learn about how you can participate in the FinVision research project.
Inshore habitats, such as estuaries and shallow coastal areas, support a wide diversity of fishes and are of vital importance as nurseries for commercial and recreational fisheries. Meanwhile, these habitats are heavily impacted by pollution, climate change and habitat destruction. Despite their importance, the fish living in inshore habitats, often in extremely shallow and muddy water or in amongst dense vegetation, are easily overlooked. A range of methods are available to understand how early juveniles use inshore habitats, in support of conservation and sustainable management.
This lecture provides insights into the lives of the fish living along our coast and how we can identify and study them. You will learn about aspects of the life cycles of these species and how they are influenced by broader natural and human-induced ecological processes. You will learn some of the identifying features or common species and about some of the gear that can be used to survey them. Finally, there will be opportunities to contribute to the FinVision project, which is working with the fishing sector to gain new insights into the role of inshore habitats in supporting fish populations.
This event is free to attend and open to all with 270 places available.

For all enquiries, please contact ryan.hepburn@plymouth.ac.uk.
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FinVision research project

FinVision is an exciting new project funded by the UK government which will fill important knowledge gaps about the essential fish habitats utilised by species including European sea bass and grey mullet.
The two-year project, which has been awarded £530,000 in funding, is one of 12 initiatives – three of which will be led by the University of Plymouth, building on the depth of its expertise in marine conservation and fish habitat research – designed to support sustainable fisheries management that have received funding as part of the fourth and final round of the Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) scheme, part of the government’s UK Seafood Fund.
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