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We’re officially a Community Interest Company!

  

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Exciting opportunity for PhD level researcher – Liege

The European Aquaponics Hub is inviting applications to a New Funded Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) – http://euaquaponicshub.com/news/

The PAFF Box, an aquaponic prototype built at the University of Liège Integrated and Urban Plant Pathology Laboratory, consists of a shipping container topped by a greenhouse. Water recirculates in a loop, from the container containing the fish tank and water treatment units, to the greenhouse containing the hydroponic grow beds.

We are looking for a PhD or early career postdoctoral researcher (less than 8 years since the award of the PhD) who is motivated, committed to innovative research and who is interested in conducting an in-depth experiment focusing on managing plant production and nutrient levels in aquaponics. This research will also investigate the water and energy used. The work will furthermore involve the use of mass balancing models and compare them with data registered in the PAFF Box system.

We are looking to award a grant to a PhD student or early career postdoctoral researcher to undertake a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) for ten weeks in the period between mid-July to September 2015 in order to conduct the experimental work outlined above. Applicants should have good lab skills, and knowledge of aquaculture and horticultural techniques would be very desirable. The researchers will work together with our Aquaponics team, consisting of plant and microbiology experts. The results of the work will be published. The researchers will be hosted by Gembloux AgroBioTech (University of Liège), Gembloux, Belgium.”

The deadline is the 15th June 2015.

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Logo Design Competition

Logo Competition - Poster (1)Bristol Fish Project is undergoing a transformation, we are shedding our scales ready for the next phase in our evolution. Community involvement is core to our activities and that is why we would like you to get involved and shape the projects identity. If you don’t know anything about the Bristol Fish Project take a look around our website or pop into the Architecture Centre from now until August to see our public exhibition. All entrants are welcome, children, adults, ammeters and professionals. £50 Cash Prize!

The closing date for designs is August 1st 2015 and the winner will be announced and contacted the following week, so please leave some contact details.

You can enter by emailing designs to info@bristolfish.org or handing in at: The Architecture Centre 16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA Thank you and good luck!

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and River Cottage pledge support for Bristol Green Capital

Its happy news that Hugh and his crew have pledged to – working through the river cottage canteen – help promote seasonal, local produce throughout the city – YIPPY! We shall no doubt be heading over with the fist of our fishy offerings! Aww look at this great cheesy pick of Hugh and George, hands on the big green zit!

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URBACT, Sustainable Cities Network @ the SS Great Britain

Well yesterday proved to be an excellent meeting of the URBACT network and Sustainable Food Cities Network at the SS Great Britain; with smiling greetings from both elected and Lord Mayor (s) and pledges from the URBACT municipalities to place sustainable food high on the political agenda. We also heard the amazing news that the NHS in Wales has signed up to using ONLY Sustainable Fish in their hospital menu’s. Plus Cardiff has signed up to be the UK’s first Sustainable Fish City on the municipal level – thats a huge amount of sustainable fish meals to be served up in Wales in the next few years. Good news for sustainable aquaculture! Bristol Fish Project is proud to be involved in Bristol’s thriving sustainable food scene!

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Welcoming Robyn to the Team

1980279_10203336751644885_927315868_oWe are very pleased to be joined by the wonderful Robyn Hodgkiss who joins our eager team  – WELCOME ABOARD!

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