Lynnlee Chikudza is a PhD student in the Centre for Marine Socioecology and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.
Though she was born in a landlocked country moving to Namibia and seeing the Atlantic coast for the first time gave her the zeal to know more about the ocean. She has had the opportunity to live and enjoy coastal areas in Namibia, Scotland, France and Greece.
Lynnlee has a background in aquaculture and fisheries sciences. She has a joint Masters’ degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society obtained between 3 universities in Europe (Scotland, Greece, and France). Additionally, she holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences obtained through the University of Namibia. Prior to undertaking her PhD she worked for nearly two years for the largest Aquaculture Company in the Sub-Sahara, Lake Harvest Aquaculture in Zimbabwe.
Her interests are in aquaculture certification as well as social aspects that govern the growth of the industry. Her current research will focus on social acceptance of Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) in Tasmania as well the role of certification in IMTA.