MSC scholarship research program
The MSC Scholarship Research Program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying problems and solutions in fisheries science and management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.
Up to £4,000 per project is available for travel and other support.
Applications for the 2017 program are now closed.
Recent scholarship recipients
- Hunter Snyder works at Harvard Business School and is a Masters student at the Marine Institute, Memorial University. He will be investigating best practice in sustainable seaweed aquaculture, exploring sustainable seaweed production in Indonesia and Greenland.
- Ana Crisol Méndez Medina, a PhD student from El Colegio de la Frontera sur in Mexico will conduct social research around illegal fishing. She will be exploring enforcement systems established by local fishing cooperatives in Mexico.
- Rachel Mullins, a Masters student from Rhodes University in South Africa will use sequencing technology to examine population structures of yellowfin tuna in South Africa.
- Cristina Andrés, PhD student from the University of Huelva (Spain), has been investigating the impacts of overfishing and abandoned fishing gear on the distribution of shark and tuna species surrounding a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cocos Island National Park.
- João Rodrigues, PhD student from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), has been studying the environmental and economic challenges of seafood supply chains on artisanal developing world fisheries in Cape Verde.
- Fanny Vessaz, an MSc student in marine biodiversity and conservation at the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil), has been assessing bycatch reduction devices as a management tool in the southern Brazilian artisanal seabob shrimp trawl fishery.
- Josu De Isusi Rivero, an MSc student in marine biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), has been examining the role of seafood market incentives on the sustainable uses of fishery resources in developing world countries
- 2015: Bycatch in Brazil: Collaborating for more sustainable fishing (MSC blog post)
- 2014: Management strategies for the fishery of the red shrimp in Catalonia (MSC Science Series)