The SAF21 project will focus on EU fisheries, a complex system, to develop effective fisheries management strategies. The research and development will be undertaken by a group of social scientists of the future, managed by the SAF21 consortium, a mix of academic and commercial organisations.

What is unique about the SAF21 project is the way the research and training programme is structured. We offer a practical, collaborative approach to learning, combining research with developing business management skills through placements and training. Through this we aim to improve the commercialisation of R&D results, increase the employability of the researchers, expand the impact of such projects through education, outreach and communication to wider communities as well as enabling more effective fisheries management.