Dr Chevonne Angus

Job Title: Joint Head of Marine Science and Technology
Tel: 01595 772306
Email: chevonne.angus@uhi.ac.uk

Description/Responsibilities

Specialities/Research Interests/Skills: Fish biology, fisheries assessments, fisheries management and gear technology

Brief History: After graduating from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology (Marine and Fisheries Biology) in 1997 Chevonne returned to Shetland and accepted a post at the NAFC. Since then her work has involved both lecturing and research.

In 2003 she completed her PhD: "Aspects of the Biology and Fishery for Monkfish Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus 1758 in Waters Around the Shetland Isles, Northeastern Atlantic", for which she was registered through the University of Aberdeen.

Chevonne continues to be involved in research into the biology and fishery of monkfish but during her time at NAFC she has also been involved in research projects investigating the effects of Technical Conservation Measures on selectivity of fishing gears and on projects investigating the biology and fishery for sandeel Ammodytidae species around Shetland.

Publications

Journals

Laurenson, C.H, Dobby, H., McLay, H.A., & Leslie, B. (2008).  Biological Features of the Lophius piscatorius catch in Scottish waters.  ICES Journal of Marine Science.  65:1281-1290.

Laurenson, C.H., Dobby, H. & McLay, H.A. (2008).  The Lophius bugedessa component of monkfish catches in Scottish waters.  ICES Journal of Marine Science.  65:1346-1349.

Dobby, H., Allan, L., Harding, M., Laurenson, C.H. & McLay, H.A. (2008).  Improving the quality of information on Scottish anglerfish fisheries: making use of fishers' data.  ICES Journal of Marine Science.  56:1334-1345.

Bullough, L., Napier, I.R., Laurenson, C.H., Riley, D., Fryer, R.J., Ferro, R.S.T & Kynoch, R.J. (2007).  A year-long trial of a square mesh panel in a commercial demersal trawl.  Fisheries Research, 83: 105-112.

Laurenson, C. H. (2006). A note on the development of the embryos of anglerfish Lophius piscatorius, Journal of Fish Biology, 68: 1287 - 1290.

Laurenson, C. (2005).  Anglerfish feeding in the Shetland Islands.  JMBA GLOBAL marine environment, 2: 12-13.

Laurenson, C. H., and I. G. Priede. (2005). The diet of anglerfish, Lophius piscatorius at the Shetland Islands, UK. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 85, 419-424.

Laurenson, C. H., A. Johnson, and I. G. Priede. (2005). Movements and growth of monkfish Lophius piscatorius tagged at the Shetland Islands, northeastern Atlantic. Fisheries Research, 71, 185-195.

Laurenson, C. H., I. R. Hudson, D. O. B. Jones, and I. G. Priede. (2004). Deep Water Observations of Anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius L.) in the North-eastern Atlantic Ocean by Means of Remotely Operated Vehicle. Journal of Fish Biology, 65, 947-960.

Reports

Laurenson, C.H. & Macdonald, P. (2008).  Technical measures to enhance selectivity in pelagic fisheries.  Scottish Industry Science Partnership (SISP) Report No 01/08, 42pp.

Laurenson, C.H. & Macdonald, P. (2008).  Collection of fisheries and biological data on megrim in ICES Sub-Area IVa.  Scottish Industry Science Partnership (SISP) Report No 05/08, 45pp.

Laurenson, C. (2008). North Sea Stock Survey 2008.  NAFC Marine Centre: 113pp.

Laurenson, C. (2007).  North Sea Stock Survey 2007.  NAFC Marine Centre: 110pp.

Laurenson, C. (2006).  North Sea Stock Survey 2006.  NAFC Marine Centre: 110pp.

Laurenson, C. (2006).  Monkfish Vessel Observer Programme August 2005 - March 2006.  Final Report.  NAFC Marine Centre: 190pp.

Thangstad, T., Bjelland, O., Jonsson, E., Laurenson, C.H., Nedreaas, K.H. & Ofstad, L.H. (2006).  Anglerfish (Lophius spp) in Nordic Waters.  Final Report.  145pp.

Laurenson, C. H. (2005). A summary of the diet of monkfish, Lophius piscatorius caught at Shetland. NAFC Fisheries Development Note No. 18, 4pp.

Laurenson, C. H. (2005). Movement and growth of monkfish tagged and released at Shetland. NAFC Fisheries Development Note No. 16, 4pp.

Laurenson, C. H. (2005). Behaviour of the monkfish, Lophius piscatorius recorded using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). NAFC Fisheries Development Note No. 15, 4pp.

Laurenson, C. H. (2003). Aspects of the biology and fishery for monkfish Lophius piscatorius Linneaus 1758, in waters around the Shetland Isles, Northeastern Atlantic. PhD thesis, Dept. of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, 306pp

Laurenson, C. H. (1999). The monkfish Lophius piscatorius - its biology and fishery in Shetland waters: NAFC Fisheries Development Note No. 9, 4pp.

Laurenson, C.H. (1999). Investigation of the monk fishery in Northern Eurpoean Union waters. DG XIV Study 96/086., North Atlantic Fisheries College, p. 31

Thangstad, T., J. E. Dyb, E. Jonsson, C. Laurenson, L. H. Ofstad, and S. A. Reeves (2002). Anglerfish (Lophius spp.) in Nordic and European Waters - Status of current knowledge and ongoing research. (Report for Nordic grant, Journal no. 660102111401). Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. 56 pp. Download the publication.

Conference Papers

Laurenson, C.H., Dobby, H. & McLay, H.A. (2007).  Biological aspects of the Lophiuspiscatorius catch in Scottish waters.  ICES CM 2007/K:06: 1-16.

Laurenson, C., Dobby, H. & McLay, H.A (2007).  The Lophiusbudegassa component of monkfish catches in Scottish waters.  ICES CM, 2007/K:05: 11pp.

Dobby, H., Allen, L., Harding, M., Laurenson, C.H. & McLay, H.A. (2007).  Improving the quality of information on Scottish anglerfish fisheries - making use of fishers' data.  ICES C.M. 2007/K:16: 1-24.

Ofstad, L.H. & Laurenson, C.H. (2007).  Biology of anglerfish Lophiuspiscatorius in Faroese waters.  ICES C.M. 2007/K:07: 16.

Laurenson, C., I. G. Priede, L. W. Bullough, and I. R. Napier. (2001). Where are the mature anglerfish? - The population biology of Lophius piscatorius in Northern European waters. ICES Annual Science Conference C.M.2001/J:27