We are Cefas, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science. We are an agency of Defra (the Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and world leading experts in marine and freshwater science. We help keep our seas, oceans and rivers healthy and productive and our seafood safe and sustainable, by providing data and advice to Government and our overseas partners.

We are passionate about the work we do because we are committed to making a difference to the health of our planet and the people that depend on it. Our work helps tackle the serious global problems of climate change, biodiversity loss and food security, in support of the UK’s commitments to a better future (for example, UN Sustainable Development Goals, net zero by 2050, and Defra’s 25-year Environment Plan and Food Strategy).

Research assistant Researcher
Recreational sea fishing (RSF) is a high participation activity in the UK. Recent studies identify the activity as having a substantial economic impact and social benefits to those participating. However, the difficulty in quantifying these impacts and bringing them together means they are less well communicated and understood, hampering the ability to develop marine recreational fishing (MRF) as a sector, which is a key goal of the Fisheries Act 2020. Previous work by the Angling Trust, the recognised governing body for all recreational angling disciplines in England & Wales and Defra and Cefas has brought together some of the social and economic benefits of participating in and funding RSF. However, an analytical method of quantifying these benefits developed independently of industry and government is required. This methodology and its results will be used to inform future policy decisions.   Part 1: A systematic review of existing research to quantify sporting...
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Consulting - Tender opportunity