Mr John Bostock

Senior Consultant

Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mr John Bostock

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About me

Currently MSc Aquaculture Programmes Director and involved in a range of research and collaboration projects (see below).

Previously - Senior Consultant and Manager of Stirling Aquaculture - the consultancy arm of the Institute of Aquaculture.  In this role I have overseen support to substantial mariculture projects in Madeira, Turkey and Libya involving both offshore cages and recirculated hatcheries. I also work on a wide range of studies including appraisals of investment opportunities, market studies, trend analysis, economic impact assessments and foresight reviews. I am involved in providing technical advice through risk assessments, insurance claim investigations and due diligence work. 

I am currently Coordinator of Transnational Access to Aquaculture Research Infrastructures under the EC funded AQUAEXCEL2020 project, and am a participant in the EC H2020 projects:  PrimeFish (modelling of seafood markets in Europe); EURASTIP (EU-Asia Cooperation on aquaculture industry development); Also an ERASMUS+ Sector Skills Alliance project - BlueEDU (training and skill needs for the cage-based aquaculture sector).   I was previously coordinator of the EC Erasmus Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Managmenet between 2011 and 2014 and was the leader of the workpackage on aquatic animal health for the EC ASEM Aquaculture Platform project (linking Europe and Asia). I  was also coordinator of "The Aquaculture Innovation Network" (CSN-INTRAN), an EC supported project for increasing innovation and technology transfer, especially to the New Member States of the European Union from 2004-2007.

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Community Contribution

Member of the EU Expert Group on Skills and Career development in the Blue Economy
European Commission and European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP)…n/frontpage/1145
Member of the EU Expert Group on Skills and Career development in the Blue Economy (DG Mare) on behalf of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP).

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Case studies in intensification of fin-fish in RAS, cages and ponds

Invited workshop presentation at Aquaculture Singapore 2017 (4th October 2017)

Know-why, know-when and know-how for aquaculture intensification
Invited presentation at Aquaculture Singapore 2017, 5 October 2017.

Status of the European flatfish market and its R&D background

Invited presentation: Bostock, J & Murray, F. 2015 “Status of the European flatfish market and its R&D background. Korean Government sponsored seminar on grouper, flatfish and abalone market trends, Busan, South Korea, 18 March, 2015

Boosting skills for greener jobs in the aquaculture sector

Invited presentation at the OECD and Western Cape Government Roundtable, Cape Town, South Africa, 13 March 2015.

Experiences from Aqua-tnet

Invited keynote presentation at the 2nd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE2), Shanghai, China, 23 April 2015.

Perspectives on technology enhanced teaching and learning and learning from the Aqua-tnet project

Invited presentation to EU funded COFASP Workshop, Bilbao, Spain, 8 Oct 2015.

The development and implementation of European regulations on traceability

Invited presentation to Symposium on Seafood Certification and Traceability, Busan, South Korea, 22nd May 2015

Lessons from aquaculture projects in Africa

Invited presentation to the 2nd Africa-Britain-China Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries. Beijing, China, 12 November 2012.

Quality Objectives for Aquaculture Training. The Third Asian Fisheries Forum

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