We've added this new section to the website to highlight unusual species which local fishermen have caught in the waters around Shetland and brought to the NAFC Marine Centre for us to examine and identify.

The Google markers pinpoint the exact location, and contain further information about the species (including photos), the date caught and the vessel.

This section will continue to grow as we add more data, so please bookmark the page and visit again.

Non-native Species in Shetland

We are investigating the occurrence of introduced marine species (also known as marine aliens or non-native species) in Shetland. Follow the link to find out more. 


Seafood Scotland's 'Seafood in Schools' project

We would like to let you know about an excellent learning resource produced by Seafood Scotland for schools.  Find out more about how to educate consumers of the future...

Seafood in Schools project
Nicki Holmyard 'Exploring Scottish seafood' with Wilton Primary School at Hawick High School.  Photo by Alistair Learmonth.