Ian Napier

Ian Napier


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The principal focus of my research activity is on fisheries management, fisheries policy and associated issues, and their interactions with the fishing industry.

Other interests include the history of Shetland's fishing industry (to the present) and marine climate change in Shetland.

I have previously been involved in a wide range of applied fisheries-related projects, including fisheries data collection, gear trials and discard sampling.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A Study of Herring Spawning Sites on Gravel and Maerl in the Firth of Clyde., University of London

Award Date: 20 Jan 1993

Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 5 Jul 1989


  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
  • fisheries management
  • fisheries policy
  • Shetland
  • fishing history
  • fisheries
  • commercial fishing


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