Pelagic Fisheries Research


Scottish pelagic fisheries are predominantly for mackerel, herring and blue whiting. The pelagic fleet are large vessels (35-80m length), most are modern or have been newly built and all are technologically advanced. Pelagic trawl is the main gear and eight of the 24 pelagic vessels are registered in Shetland. One of the five Scottish pelagic factories is located in Shetland.


Recent and Ongoing Projects

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Developing self-sampling methods for pelagic fisheries

Carbon Footprint

Research into the carbon footprint of mackerel and other pelagic fisheries

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