The reports covered a wide range of subjects as outlined below:
- Regional Trends in Fisheries Data in England since 1900
- Review of “restocking” practices for the Mussel Industry
- Building Public Support for Marine Protected Areas
- Aquaculture Species Diversification – what is the next species with potential for Shetland?
- Comparison of Grazed and Ungrazed Salt Marshes
- Comparison of Testing Methodologies for fatty acid analysis in fish
- Improving the Marketing of Shetland caught Velvet Crabs
- Geospatial Tools for visualising the Marine and Coastal Environment
Analysis and Discussion
Overall the pilot was judged to be highly successful with the majority of clients stating that the research exceeded their expectations and all trawlers stating they would be interested in undertaking trawls in the future. The project proved that not only was there the expertise available within rural communities in Shetland to undertake this type of work but that there was a potential market for the research. Download the final project report here.