Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Development
Markets for Giant clam. (Agence France Developpement/Government of French Polynesia) . Global study on aquarium and meat markets for giant clam (tridacna) and opportunities for export from French Polynesia.
Potential economic returns and improved management of sea cucumber fisheries in Melanesian countries. (Secretariat of the Pacific Communities 2012/13) . Sub-contracted by Nautilus Consultants to undertake management, economic and institutional analysis.
Study for the development of mariculture in the Baie de Levrier, Mauritania (GIZ/Ministère des Pêches et de l’Economie Maritime ). Sub-contracted by COFAD to undertake strategic environmental assessment of opportunities for mariculture development
Mapping and understanding prawn supply chains in Thailand. (with Impactt Ltd for Tesco/Sainsbury's/Coop/M&S/Waitrose/Sobeys). Advice to leading retail chains on sustainable sourcing of farmed shrimp.
Project Inshore ( with Food Certification International for Shellfish Association of Great Britain/Seaweb 2012 ). Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) pre-assessment on all significant commercial inshore capture fisheries in England, identifying gaps in knowledge, information and management, and preparing the way for the formulation of management plans for each of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities. (sub-contracted to provide an MSC Principle 2 advisor and assessor).
Marine Stewardship Council assessment of a Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea Cod and Haddock Fishery. Provided a Principle 2 (environment) specialist to Food Certification International to participate in the assessment of a fishery prosecuted by the Russian Union of Fishermen of the North.
Evaluation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (FAO 2011/12) Evaluation of the work conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization since 2004 with respect to the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, including assessment of policy development, field programme, contribution to and participation in international processes, with special attention to capacity development. More information
Mariculture opportunities in the Pacific (Secretariat of the Pacific Communities 2011). A review of opportunities for mariculture (marine farming) development in the Pacific Island States and Territories, including case studies in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands , Fiji and the Marshall Islands. The study included economic and market considerations as well as consideration of livelihood and food security issues. Undertaken in association with Nautilus Consultants. Download
Farming seaweed in Papua New Guinea
Seaweed Cultivation: technical, regulatory and commercial advice (Scottish Enterprise 2011). Scottish Enterprise is interested in exploring automated cultivation and harvesting of native seaweeds as a source of biomass for energy and high value chemicals. We are providing a comprehensive package of advice in support of R&D, feasibility studies, and commercial development strategy. In association with Nautilus Consultants.
Building capacity of the Vietnam seafood sector to respond to anti-dumping actions brought by US and EU seafood producers. ( For the Government of Vietnam, supported by Danida). We developed a training handbook and delivered three courses in different parts of Vietnam on the nature of antidumping legislation and procedures, and explored opportunities to make a more effective response to generate a fair outcome. . Download course handbook: Vietnamese ; English
Framework agreement for marine aquaculture casework. Hambrey Consulting leads a consortium (including the Scottish Association for Marine Science and Poseidon Consultants) which currently holds a framework agreement with Scottish Natural Heritage for the provision of advice on shellfish and finfish aquaculture applications; interpretation of marine video survey; review of CAR license applications; provision of expert witnesses; advice on wider aquaculture industry strategies and initiatives; and review of research reports. Current work under this agreement relates to the use and effects of chemicals used in marine aquaculture.
Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. Facilitation and reporting of a series of stakeholder meetings to inform the Scottish Government's response to the European Commission's green paper on reform of the CFP. For Marine Scotland, with Poseidon Consultants Download workshop reports
Sustainable salmon farming. ( For Sealord, in association with Danish Hydraulics Institute. Assessment of potential rates of sustainable production at two salmon farming sites in Tasmania, in support of "due diligence" procedures. Included review of a wide range of environmental and production risk factors, mass balance and dispersion modelling.
Risk analysis of shrimp and Pangasius farming in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. ( For the Government of Vietnam, funded by Danida) C omprehensive analysis and ranking of production and environmental risks faced by small scale shrimp and Pangas catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta. Download
Global review of EIA and monitoring procedures for aquaculture (for Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. 2008). Review and editing of a series of comprehensive regional reviews and case studies, preparation of a global synthesis report, facilitation of final expert workshop, preparation of workshop report, and assistance in finalisation of FAO project report. . Download from FAO
Impact of environmental legislation on the competitiveness of the Scottish Salmon Industry ( For the Scottish Government. With Poseidon 2008). Economic analysis and modelling to assess the practical effects of environmental legislation on the economic performance of salmon farming.
The relationship between scale and economic performance in Scottish salmon farming ( For the Scottish salmon Producers Organisation 2007/8). Development ofa set of economic modesl and associated economic analysis of scale and performance issues in the Scottish salmon producing sector.
The impact of new legislation and environmental designations on aquaculture development and management in Scotland. Research funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum 2007-8. Download
Strategy, guidelines and decision making for aquaculture development planning in Vietnam. ( For the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs ). Project Manager/lead consultant of an 18month technical support programme to provide the Government of Vietnam with atraining and advice package related to aquaculture and coastal developmentplanning under the Danida Fisheries Sector Support Programme. Includedplanning, comparative advantage and market opportunity studies. Summary report . Full set of reports available on publications page
Building an ecosystem approach to aquaculture. Background global review of freshwater aquaculture and development of Guidance for implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture. For Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. 2007. http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/i0339e/i0339e00.htm http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1750e/i1750e.pdf
Application of high level indicators of sustainability. Examination of data sources, development of protocols ,andevaluation of strengths and weaknessesof each of three indicators (profit margin, employment as a proportion of local employment, and good ecological status)for assessing progress implementing the Strategic Framework for Scottish Aquaculture. For the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department 2007.
Action Plan for the Fisheries of the Moray Firth. Facilitation ofthe further development of the Fisheries Action Plan, developed by the Moray Firth Fisheries Action group. This included advising on the scope of the plan, relationship with the srategic review of inshore fisheries, and identifying funding mechanisms. For the Moray Firth Partnership 2006.
Site optimisation for aquaculture operations. The objective of this research is to draw together existing information to define objective criteria for guiding the scale, location (and relocation) of aquaculture operations. The research is multidisciplinary, taking into account the environmental, economic, social and legal aspects of site optimisation. The research is designed to address some of the key issues identified in the Strategic Framework for Scottish Aquaculture. Funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum.
Practical guidance for the estimation and allocation of environmental capacity -Tropeca research project. A four year research and dissemination project funded under the UK Department for International Development Aquaculture and Fish Genetics Research Programme to explore the application of the idea of environmental capacity to improve environmental management of aquaculture in tropical developing countries. In addition to its direct impact in case study areas in Vietnam and Bangladesh, the project generated a substantial set of working papers and a comprehensive research report. See reports and papers for downloads.
Financial analysis and risk assessment of selected aquaculture and fisheries activities in the Mekong Basin. For the Mekong River Commission. An appraisal of the financial and economic performance, and social contribution, of more than twenty aquaculture and fisheries enterprises in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. In additon to collecting information for routineperformance indicators such as profit margin, value added, employment etc, we also made a thorough analysis of variation in performance and associated financial and social risk. The work has been published as MRC technical Paper 5 and can be accessed at http://www.mrcmekong.org/download/free_download/Technical_paper5.pdf
Fisheries futures: performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Bangladesh. For UK Department for International Development, USAID, Danida, World Bank. Contracted to contribute to a comprehensive analysis of the social, economic and environmental performance of fisheries and aquaculture sector in Bangladesh. A substantial economic model was developed of the whole sector, based on financial models of the main enterprise types and knowledge of industry total output and structure. Key performance indicators such as production cost, value added and employment were generated for a range of enterprise types, sub-sectors and the sector as a whole. The models were then manipulated to generate possible future scenarios. We also contributed to an assessment of environmental issues associated wit the sector.
Dipasena Citra Darmaja (DCD), Indonesia: Technical Review of Water Management and Pond Systems and an Overall Assessment of Potential for Sustained Production
FAO Expert Workshop on Cage Aquaculture in Africa, 20-23rd October 2004. John Hambrey was asked to present an overview paper "Challenges for cage aquaculture in Africa" and a case study paper on "Small scale cage aquaculture and poverty alleviation" to this workshop, and was also contraced to facilitate the socio-economic working group through 2 days of deliberations on the future of cage aquaculture in Africa. Funded by the UK Department for International Development Aquaculture Research Programme. http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0833e/a0833e00.htm
Planning and management for sustainable coastal aquaculture development Client: Danish overseas aid (Danida) Vietnam Fisheries Sector Support Programme. Development of a training course and short guide for fishery scientists and planners in Vietnam.
Review of investment opportunities in tropical marine fin-fish aquaculture . Client: Stirling Aquaculture/International Finance Corporation. A broad review of the current status and potential of tropical marine fin-fish aquaculture was undertaken, with a view to identifying species, production systems and locations with significant investment potential. For each species a broad technical-economic appraisal of development potential was presented, based on information on production and market trends, input/output ratios and other production parameters, and site requirements.
Marine finfish aquaculture feasibility study, Maldives. Broad appraisal of the economic feasibility and technical development options for marine fin-fish aquaculture in the Maldives. For a private client.
Composite guidelines for the environmental assessment of coastal aquaculture. Development of comprehensive review and technical guidance document, supplemented with production of concise summary guidelines for practical use. For the Secretariat for Eastern African Coastal Area Management. Supported by SIDA. 2000
Sustainable aquaculture for poverty alleviation in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. Client: UNDP. The consultants were requested to advise the UNDP funded Tra Vinh (Mekong Delta, Vietnam) Poverty Alleviation Programme on aquaculture development issues. Particular emphasis was placed on identifying opportunities for aquaculture development which were both suited to poor people and environmentally sustainable. A comprehensive report identified several promising forms of aquaculture development which were likely to bring significant benefits to poor people in Tra Vinh Province, and recommendations were made relating to improved planning and management for the aquaculture sector as a whole, especially in relation to water distribution and disease management.