Researcher’s journey from Muswellbrook to Aberdeen for science

By Tim Roberts
January 21 2018 - 5:30pm

Local boy Tavis Potts in making the journey from Muswellbrook to Aberdeen and has become one of the world’s leading researchers in marine and coastal governance.  His research into how individuals, communities, industries and institutions relate to the sea and how the sea influences human well-being is widely acclaimed.  His team has just received a $7m grant that links small scale and artisanal fisheries on the Atlantic seaboard in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, France and the UK with improved local supply, less food miles and sustainability. Tavis will lead the work on understanding how consumers respond to traceability and quality assurance; and will engage with industry, retail and consumer organisations to develop new ways to enhance sustainable local seafood supply and to support coastal communities. 

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