NAFC News

Ratings Join Up

Ratings Join Up

Jun 26, 2017 11:57 AM

Six young seafarers employed by NorthLink Ferries have embarked on a new training programme at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI.

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New Fish Tagging Project

New Fish Tagging Project

Jun 21, 2017 02:48 PM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI will be tagging more fish around Shetland this summer under a new project funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

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Leslie Retires

Leslie Retires

Jun 19, 2017 11:20 AM

Leslie Tait MBE retires today (Friday 23rd June) after 15 years of training fishermen and other seafarers at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI.

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Green Light for Aquaculture Training

Green Light for Aquaculture Training

May 30, 2017 09:59 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI's aquaculture training programme has received the best-possible ranking in an external review.

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Safety Award for NAFC

Safety Award for NAFC

May 16, 2017 09:52 AM

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI was joint winner of the 'Contribution to Safety' Award at the Fishing News Awards 2017.

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Whitefish Landings Double

Whitefish Landings Double

May 04, 2017 12:16 PM

The quantity of whitefish landed in Shetland has more than doubled, and their value had quadrupled, since the selling of fish by electronic auction was introduced in 2003.

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John is Runner Up

John is Runner Up

Mar 06, 2017 07:47 AM

NAFC Modern Apprentice John Blance was runner up in the Aquaculture Category at the Lantra Scotland awards ceremony in Dunblane on Thursday.

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Charlotte's Art on Display

Charlotte's Art on Display

Mar 02, 2017 08:12 AM

Art work by NAFC staff member, Charlotte Slater, is featuring in an exhibition in Orkney.

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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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