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Posts tagged with NAFC Marine Centre

Lobster study

Lobster study

26/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The NAFC Marine Centre is launching a new study into the diets of stored lobsters to find out whether storage has an effect on ap­pearance, as well as the weight and quality of flesh.The project will try to mimic the storage methods used by Shetland fishermen and aims to benefit them by provi... Read more...

Energy expert will be at marine centre

Energy expert will be at marine centre

15/05/2009, by in

A development worker who will prepare the isles for the arrival of energy companies wanting to harness Shetland’s powerful wave and tidal resources is to be based at the NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway thanks to European funding.The 12-month project, launched by Highlands and Islands Enterpris... Read more...

New cadet scheme launched

New cadet scheme launched

15/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A new Merchant Navy officer cadet programme is being introduced at the NAFC Marine Centre by Shetland School of Nautical Studies (SSNS) in the autumn.The new course has been developed in partnership with several major UK nautical colleges, and introduces a National Cert­ificate in Maritime Stud... Read more...

Hard work pays off for marine students

Hard work pays off for marine students

19/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE NAFC Marine Centre’s 18th annual prizegiving on Wednesday saw six students scoop prizes for their academic achievements during the year.Shetland School of Nautical Studies head Jan Rigden was master of ceremonies while NAFC director David Gray presented the individual awards.First up was I... Read more...

Marine news in brief

Marine news in brief

19/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

Boats take shelterIT HAS been a routine week at Lerwick Harbour, with the usual mix of fishing and oil-related vessels.A wide number of vessels were expected to come in to escape from strong winds in the second half of the week.Foreign fishing vessels, such as the Norwegian Fiskebank, la... Read more...

NAFC director starts work

NAFC director starts work

05/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

NEW director of the NAFC Marine Centre David Gray started work on Monday and is looking forward to leading the team forward in what he classes as his dream job.Explaining what attracted him to the position, Prof Gray said: “It marries my chosen discipline of marine biology with the academic lead... Read more...

NAFC graduate

NAFC graduate

05/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

ONE of the NAFC Marine Centre’s recent engineer graduates has received the opportunity to work on the British Antarctic Surveys ship Ernest Shackleton.Bobby Slater from Tresta applied for the position immediately after obtaining his Engineering Officer of the Watch certificate.During his last ... Read more...

History of pelagic fishing project

History of pelagic fishing project

14/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A NEW fishing history project is under way at the NAFC Marine Centre with the appointment of Bobby Gear from Scalloway.Mr Gear, who graduated from the University of St Andrews this summer, will be carrying out the project on the post-war development of Shetland's pelagic fishing industry over th... Read more...