• 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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fishery Earth & Environmental Sciences
fisheries Agriculture & Biology
Scotland Agriculture & Biology
North Sea Agriculture & Biology
Nephrops norvegicus Agriculture & Biology
macroalgae Agriculture & Biology
Lophius piscatorius Agriculture & Biology
fishing Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Gregg Arthur

Person: Academic Research Active

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Shaun Fraser

Person: Academic Research Active


Projects 2006 2016

Research Output 1984 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
62 Downloads (Pure)

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
Turbomachine blades
2 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
demersal fishery
cod (fish)
fishing gear
2 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
spatial distribution


Royal Historical Society

Andrew Jennings (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2002 2019

Vessels, habitats, and aliens

Richard L. Shelmerdine (Speaker)
9 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Innovators - Orkney's Art Graduates 2015 & 2016

Charlotte Slater (Participant)
25 Feb 201717 Apr 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

HopefulNESS 2017

Charlotte Slater (Speaker)
6 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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

£1.9m plan for Scotland’s first shellfish hatchery

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)