Researchers at the Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI) in the
School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, have shaped
policies that govern the regulation, conservation and enhancement of
freshwater fisheries for national and trans-national governments and their
agencies and institutions.
The reach of this research is international as it underpins fisheries
policies and guidelines across Europe. Its significance is considerable
because these policies regulate the sustainable use of freshwater
fisheries; it protects them from alien and genetically-modified fishes;
and they prohibit genetically-modified fish in Europe. Our research also
shapes European legislation on controlling fish-eating birds. As a result
this research has produced significant and broad impact.
Approached by the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Development, Concepts and
Doctrine Centre (DCDC) to participate in the writing of two new UK Joint
Intelligence Doctrines in 2010-11, research carried out by Davies and
Gustafson has contributed to substantial changes in the conception and
application of intelligence practices in peace and war.
Joint Intelligence Doctrines have significant impact on common concepts,
professional standards and working practices in operational and tactical
intelligence in the UK's armed services, including 227,160 uniformed
personnel, as well as MoD civilian intelligence staff. They are the basis
of military practice and are literally defined as "that which is taught."
The reach of the impact extends also to professional practice in
intelligence of other states (USA, Afghanistan and NATO member states)
through intelligence collaboration and mentoring and also the European
Union's External Action Service via training.
The research described here has informed discussion, debate,
decision-making and practice among policy-makers working on
counter-terrorism and radicalism both within and beyond the UK. It has
contributed to the development and implementation of new tools supporting
counter-terrorist work; enhanced understanding of important issues
relating to terrorist psychology among professionals working in relevant
areas; and informed international legal proceedings. These insights have
strengthened and informed UK and international policy formulation and
helped to generate strategies and practical tools for the implementation
of counter-terrorism measures.