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Dr Rachel Ainsworth

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences


  • PhD (University of Hull)

Conference presentation

Replacement Water Cost of Global Inland Fisheries


Presentation outlining the importantce of inland fisheries in terms of the water, land, carbon and energy cost to replacement fish production with other food sources (livstock, crops, aquaculture). Also covered the importance of inland fisheries in terms of employmnt, production, food security and cultural significance.

Declining Resilience in Fisheries: what happens when Inland Fishieres are lost?


Presentation outlining the current status and threats faced by inland fisheries and the importance of the sector. The contribution of river basins to total fish catch and pressures on the sector. Highlighted the additional water, land, carbon and energy requriements to replace inland fish with other foods (livestock, crops and aquaculture). Highlighted the likely impacts of fish losses including water pressures and recommendations for improvements.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Membership of FSBI


Paid member of the FSBI since 2018.

National/International learned society/body role

Invited to Fishery Advisory Group at FAO 2018 & 2019


I am an invited member to an expert panel meetings at FAO Fishery Advisory Group (2018 & 2019) which brings together other fishery researchers to collaborate and write technical reports.