prof.dr. SR (Simon) Bush

prof.dr. SR (Simon) Bush

Professor/Chair Environmental Policy

Simon Bush is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University. His main research interest focuses on the global dimensions of sustainable marine and aquatic food governance, including both aquaculture and fisheries. More broadly he is engaged in research related to various areas of sustainable food, energy and climate - linked in large part to the staff and PhD students at the Environmental Policy Group.

Selected projects

  • CircAqua project on the development of offshore low trophic aquaculture in the North Sea
  • BeWild project exploring the role of e-DNA in monitoring biodiversity around offshore wind energy parks
  • OR-ELSE project analysing the challenge of marine spatial planning for sand mining and coastal climate resilience
  • Aquaculture Governance Indicators developed in collaboration with Monterrey Bay Aquarium
  • Sustainable Healthy Diets through Food Systems Transformation (SHiFT) with the CGIAR
  • Aquaculture Co-management Guidelines for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.

His past research projects include the EURASTIP programme focused on innovation platforms for aquaculture in Asia, beyond-farm management of aquaculture in Southeast Asia (SUPERSEAS), and transformations in the governance of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (BESTTuna)

Leadership roles

  • Member of the Academic Board of Wageningen University
  • Member of the Board of the WIMEK Graduate School.
  • Co-director of the Wageningen Centre for Sustainability Governance
  • Multi-stakeholder group of Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch programme
  • Standards Oversight Committee of the Global Aquaculture Alliance.