TourFish conference launch Linked In discussion group

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How can agro-food, fisheries and tourism work together to deliver new opportunities for sustainable development along the coast and in our towns and countryside? Just one of the matters discussed on Linked In.

As the TourFish conference is fast approaching, today sees the launch of the TourFish discussion group on Linked In for preparation for the event on the 23rd – 24th June 2014.

The conference aims to bring together those in the Fishing, Food and Tourism industry to discuss how these industries can work together to deliver new opportunities for sustainable development along the coast and in towns and countryside of the 2 seas area.

TourFish are expecting representatives from France, Belgium and The Netherlands to join in Hastings for the interactive conference.

Please search Linked In for the TourFish Conference to be part of the group and see the discussions unfold

For more information on the event or to register for free please use the link below;




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Greenwich named as University of the Year by Marine Stewardship Council


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The Marine Stewardship Council has named Greenwich as its University of the Year in a new series of awards recognising leadership in supporting certified sustainable seafood.

Top chef Raymond Blanc OBE and the food chains Waitrose and Marks & Spencer are among the other individuals and organisations to be honoured.

Greenwich’s prize has been awarded for its active engagement with the ‘MSC Investigates’ series of animated films which involved internal and social media marketing. It said that over 30 universities got involved with this initiative, but none more so than Greenwich.

“Students at Greenwich can be confident that their university is only serving sustainably sourced fish,” says Emily Mason, Sustainability Project Officer at the university. “This is all part of our Sustainable Food Policy. Along with our catering contractors, Sodexo and BaxterStorey, we are working hard to incorporate environmental, ethical and social considerations into everything that we serve in our cafes and restaurants.”

The university has a strong track record of achievement in environmental issues. It won the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development in 2013 and is a past winner of the People & Planet Green League Table of universities.

The Greenwich Forum offer £500 prize for the best undergraduate project/dissertation

The Greenwich Forum aims to promote public awareness of mankind’s dependence on the sea, by encouragement of debate, discussion and education. To encourage students to pursue current maritime/marine questions in their degree work, in whatever discipline, and to reward the best of that work, the Forum has established an annual prize of £500 for the best undergraduate final year project/dissertation. The closing date for nominations is 1 August every year.

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Eligibility and Criteria to be eligible for consideration the final year project/dissertation:
•Must deal with a current national, international or global maritime or marine question
•Must be an element of an undergraduate degree awarded by an United Kingdom university and written in English
•Must have been awarded an externally-moderated high mark of Distinction (70+)
•Must have been completed and marked in the academic year preceding nomination. In assessing the nominations, the judging panel will have regard to the originality of topic, knowledge of subject, the quality of the research, grammar and presentation. Its decision is final. Nomination The nomination, to be submitted electronically by the student, must include the following;
•The name of the student, the title of the dissertation, and the name of the degree-awarding university;
•Evidence of the mark awarded;
•A supporting letter from the Supervisor or Head of Department, of no more than 500 words, stating why the dissertation is so outstanding that it should be considered for a prize;
•A PDF of the dissertation;
•Contact details of the student and their Supervisor or Head of Department.


Nominations should be sent electronically to The Closing Date of nominations for the 2013-14 Greenwich Forum Undergraduate Prize is 1 August 2014.