The NAFC Marine Centre is an educational and scientific institute, located in Shetland.
Training and Education
NAFC offers a range of training courses relevant to the maritime industries (including the merchant navy, fishing and aquaculture), shore-based engineering, and recreational sailors. Maritime courses range from the three-year Merchant Navy Cadet Programme to short courses and cover both 'deck' (navigation etc) and marine engineering topics, as well as other subjects required by seafarers.
A full list of the courses that we offer is available here.
Research and Development
NAFC carries out a range of applied research and development projects in subjects relevant to the fishing and aquaculture industries, marine spatial planning and the marine environment in general. These include the assessment of shellfish stocks and the provision of fisheries management advice to the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation, and the preparation of the Shetland Islands Marine Spatial Plan and associated guidance.