• Port Arthur, Scalloway

    ZE1 0UN

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

At NAFC Marine Centre UHI, applied research and development is conducted in collaboration with industry and other stakeholder partners. Such programmes provide answers to key questions, develop knowledge, technology or best practice to help drive the industries forward.

As part of our mission to support industry development and innovation in Shetland and wider Scotland, we offer a range of commercial services from consultancy to knowledge exchange/commercialisation of research outputs. Our current projects range across the following areas;

  • Aquaculture Development
  • Fisheries Science
  • Marine Planning, Policy and Advice

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    Gregg Arthur

    Person: Academic Research Active

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    Shaun Fraser

    Person: Academic Research Active



    Research Output

    Predictable changes in fish school characteristics due to a tidal turbine support structure

    Williamson, B., Fraser, S., Williamson, L., Nikora, V. & Scott, B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 141, p. 1092-1102 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    62 Downloads (Pure)

    Trial of a new escape panel concept to reduce cod catches in a mixed demersal fishery

    Fraser, S. & Angus, C., May 2019, In : Fisheries Research. 213, p. 212-218 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Coupling Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and hydraulic surveys to study the geometry and spatial distribution of aquatic macrophytes

    Biggs, H. J., Nikora, V. I., Gibbins, C. N., Fraser, S., Green, D. R., Papadopoulos, K. & Hicks, D. M., 17 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Ecohydraulics. 3, 1, p. 45-58 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)


    Royal Historical Society

    Andrew Jennings (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society


    Vessels, habitats, and aliens

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Speaker)
    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii 2017 survey

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Rachel Shucksmith (Participant)
    20 Jun 2017

    Activity: Other

    Press / Media

    "A Sound Decision" Fish Farming Expert

    Gregg Arthur & Daniel Cowing


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Trial could lead to Scotland’s first commercial shellfish hatchery

    Daniel Cowing & Gregg Arthur


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    First Mussel Hatchery Planned for Scotland

    Daniel Cowing & Gregg Arthur


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    Fisheries closed areas for scallop dredging

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Beth Mouat (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impacts, Other Impacts

    Shetland Islands' Marine Spatial Plan

    Rachel Shucksmith (Participant), Charlotte Slater (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impacts, Cultural Impacts, Economic Impacts, Other Impacts, Quality of life Impacts, Social Impacts, REF case study development

    Summary of vessel tracking technology options for inshore fisheries management

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impacts, Economic Impacts, Other Impacts

    Student theses

    Increasing understanding of a data poor species to improve resource management: megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis in the northern North Sea

    Author: Macdonald, P., Jul 2014

    Supervisor: Angus, C. (Supervisor) & Marshall, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    The fisheries biology of two scallop species, Pecten maximus (l.) and Aequipecten opercularis (l.), in the waters around Shetland, Scotland.

    Author: Campbell, A., 11 May 2010

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)