The world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.

One of the biggest challenges we face is feeding two billion more people without incurring a detrimental environmental impact.

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector globally.

This Global Change Research Project draws together a range of disciplines, including economists, systems analysts, social scientists, aqua-culturists, ecologists and engineers to develop scalable aquaculture systems suitable for coast indigenous and other communities, providing enhanced local nutritional security, employment, increased self-determination and maintenance of culture.

Research lead Professor Bernard Degnan is Director of the UQ Centre for Marine Science and leads a research group in the UQ School of Biological Sciences.

Professor Degnan leads a transdisciplianry network of practitioners and researchers from across UQ that is focussed on developing trsnformational aquaculture solutions for coastal communities that are appropriately scaled, environmentally benign, and drive social change that promotes healthy, resilient  environments and livelihoods.

The project builds on UQ's strong relationship with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) to address ther challenge of creating a sustainable aquaculture system on North Stradbroke Island - Minjererribah (NSI-M) that is of cultural significance and creates economic opportunity.

Sustainable Aquaculture is a Global Change Research Program supported by GCI.

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