The Institutional Links collaboration between UC and CEFAS-UK seeks a deeper understanding of the current environmental and economic situation in the selected area. This can lead to improving cooperation between stakeholders to solve pressing multi-faceted problem. Through the collaboration, sharing of scientific and integrated planning expertise will enable the people, especially in the identified local area, to attain systematic beneficial effect to all stakeholders. The project is about collating data combinations on existing aquaculture facilities. It is also undertaking capacity building to increase participation by the stakeholders in the local community, whose livelihood and well-being depend primarily on aquatic life and resources. These, along with active local stakeholder involvement, will facilitate the long-term sustainability of aquaculture production and integration with other activities in the area, leading to economic (e.g. income, employment, local cooperation) and social (e.g. food for local consumption) benefits.