Species and Habitat Mapping

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI keep records of rare, unusual and protected species in the seas around the Shetland Islands. This includes records from government agencies, commercial surveys, our own surveys and records from members of the public and fishermen. Information on species found by fishermen and members of the public can be viewed within the ‘Discovery Zone’. We have also created a leaflet aimed at divers to help them identify rare and important species in Shetland. We also encourage members of the public to report sittings of non-native species and climate change indicator species. Further information on non-native species can be found within our biosecurity and non-native species information pages.

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI also actively undertakes acoustic surveys to identify marine habitats and species to aid the development of management measures and to inform commercial activity.

Leaflets aimed at divers are:

The NAFC Marine Centre UHI actively undertakes intertidal and sub-tidal species and habitat surveys. We also undertake acoustic surveys and predictive mapping to identify marine habitats and species to aid the development of management measures and to inform commercial activity.

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For more information please contact marineplan@uhi.ac.uk