the forum will complement and supplement work carried out by national agencies such as Marine Scotland, but focus on medium to long-term strategic research, although members may provide short-term objective scientific advice on fisheries matters, as well as expert opinion & comment. The Forum will use and develop innovative technology and tools in support of these goals, drawing on the broader range of expertise available in the Scottish HEI community and the Scottish fishing industry. Finally, the forum will help to develop a new generation of fisheries scientists, providing a vibrant research atmosphere and training opportunities for young scientists.
This forum will be led by Prof Paul Fernandes. Prof Fernandes has almost 25 years experience in applied research on fish and fisheries. Prof Fernandes’ research focuses on the effective and sustainable management of commercial fishery resources, and on advanced marine survey technologies.
This Forum works closely with Fisheries Innovation Scotland. Find out more here. Download “A review of Scotland’s marine fisheries: stock status, knowledge gaps, research requirements and stakeholder engagement” here.
This Forum hosted a special session at the 2019 ASM on “The future of Scottish fisheries in a changing world”. If you were not lucky enough to attend in person, why not catch up by reading the article that has been recently published in Fishing News.
Forum Convenor: VACANCY – please contact the MASTS Directorate if you are interested in this position
Deputy Forum Convenor: Dr Dougie Speirs
Steering Group: Paul Fernandes; Tara Marshall (Aberdeen University); Neil Campbell (Marine Scotland Science); Michel Kaiser (Heriot Watt); Clive Fox (UHI-SAMS); Robin Cook (University of Strathclyde); Karen Diele (Edinburgh Napier University); Mike Heath (University of Strathclyde); Chevonne Angus/Beth Mouat (NAFC Marine Centre); Elena Balestri (Scottish Fishermens Federation); Arina Moltova (Seafish); Beta Rodrigues (Student rep from Heriot Watt University and the SUPER DTP) and Tania Mendo & Mark James (St Andrews University)
Recent activity – Student & ECR conference
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