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Prizes Awarded

Prizes Awarded

Feb 21, 2017 01:08 PM

Eleven students were awarded prizes at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s annual prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday.

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Shetland’s Colleges Are Top of the Class

Shetland’s Colleges Are Top of the Class

Feb 20, 2017 07:53 AM

Shetland College UHI is especially delighted that it achieved the highest percentage in Scotland (81.6%) of full-time further education students who completed their courses successfully in 2015-16. This compares with the national success rate of 65.5%.

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Shetland to Scale

Shetland to Scale

Jan 27, 2017 11:28 AM

Shetland is much bigger than many people realise, and would stretch from Cambridge to the channel coast.

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Fish Stocks On the Up and Up

Fish Stocks On the Up and Up

Jan 26, 2017 01:35 PM

Most major Scottish fish stocks have increased in size in recent years, while levels of exploitation have fallen significantly.

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Fish Welfare Online

Fish Welfare Online

Jan 17, 2017 09:55 AM

Students can now complete NAFC's fish welfare training course without attending college by studying the new e-learning version of the course online.

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Happy New Year from NAFC

Dec 14, 2016 07:34 AM

Happy New Year from all at the NAFC Marine Centre

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Merry Christmas from NAFC

Dec 14, 2016 07:27 AM

Merry Christmas from the NAFC Marine Centre

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Aquaculture Management: First of Its Kind

Aquaculture Management: First of Its Kind

Dec 06, 2016 10:24 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI has received approval for a ground-breaking new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management; the first of its kind in the UK for the aquaculture industry.

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More Fish Landings from the UK EEZ

More Fish Landings from the UK EEZ

Nov 15, 2016 07:43 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI in Shetland has published a new report on fish landings from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by fishing boats of other European Union member states.

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Fisheries Statistics Published

Fisheries Statistics Published

Oct 24, 2016 01:07 PM

More fish were landed in Shetland in 2015 than in all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and one third of all the fish and shellfish caught in British waters were caught around Shetland.

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Albino Haddock

Albino Haddock

Oct 21, 2016 09:54 AM

A rare albino - or 'golden' - haddock was landed at the Lerwick fish market yesterday.

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Onboard Safety

Onboard Safety

Oct 20, 2016 02:09 PM

Safety books issued to merchant navy officer cadets at NAFC Marine Centre UHI.

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Containment Course Online

Containment Course Online

Oct 05, 2016 09:38 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI has launched an online e-learning course in Fish Farm Containment allowing students to complete the course without attending college.

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Fish Landings from the UK EEZ

Fish Landings from the UK EEZ

Oct 05, 2016 08:32 AM

European Union fishing boats caught more than half of the fish landed from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone in recent years, and seven times more than UK boats caught elsewhere in EU waters.

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Artists Inspired

Artists Inspired

Sep 30, 2016 10:08 AM

Art students from Shetland College UHI visited the NAFC Marine Centre UHI this week to seek inspiration for their art work.

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Student of the Year Award for Cadet

Student of the Year Award for Cadet

Sep 20, 2016 01:05 PM

NAFC Marine Centre UHI were delighted to catch up with deck cadet Steven MacLeod today on board Northlink Ferry Hrossey to present him with the NAFC UHI Student of the Year award for 2016.

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New Course for Officers

New Course for Officers

Sep 16, 2016 08:10 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI is launching a new HND course for Merchant Navy officers wishing to progress to Chief Mate's rank.

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Celebrating Aquaculture Apprenticeships

Celebrating Aquaculture Apprenticeships

Sep 15, 2016 02:43 PM

NAFC Marine Centre UHI staff attended an event at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week to celebrate modern apprenticeships in aquaculture.

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Seaweed Activities

Seaweed Activities

Sep 15, 2016 07:53 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI has published an education pack to encourage school children to explore their local sea shore by discovering what seaweeds grow there and how they can be a useful resource for art, food and biofuels.

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Awards for Former Student

Awards for Former Student

Sep 12, 2016 09:25 AM

Former NAFC cadet Glenn Tonner has received an 'Outstanding Achievement' award from the Marine Society and Middlesex University on completion of an Honours degree at the university.

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