Staff

 

Kate Walker Website

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc in Zoology in 2009. After my degree I took a year out during this year I found the Masters degree in Marine Resource Management At Heriot Watt University in Stromness which is decided I would do. I graduated from my Masters in 2011, while undertaking my dissertation I go an assistant job working to Orkney Sustainable Fisheries to help with the previous EFF funded project on Brown Crab which started in 2010. I was offered a full time position in September of 2011 as Research Coordinator. I am currently running the Orkney Fisheries Research Project in partnership with The Crown Estate, Marks and Spencer, WWF and Orkney Island Council to evaluate the impacts between that inshore fishery and marine renewables. I am also involved in the size at Maturity study in Collaboration with the University of Bangor.

Email: Katew@orkneysustainablefisheries.co.uk

Phone: 01856 850605


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Matthew Coleman

I graduated from University of Exeter with a BSc Zoology in 2012 and progressed onto a MSc Marine Biology at Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences, graduating in 2013. Following graduation I worked within the Fisheries & Conservation Science group at Bangor University. This included working on a project as a benthic taxonomists investigating the effect of trawling on food webs. Secondly as an sea going scientist and on-board observer within the Cardigan Bay Scallop Fishery. This project investigated suitable sustainable limits of scallop dredging exploitation within the closed Cardigan Bay Conservation Exclusion zone.  I am now working as a shellfish researcher at Orkney Sustainable Fisheries Ltd. I am currently undertaking a Juvenile European Lobster habitat preference project. I am also undertaking research into population dynamics of European Lobsters and Size at Maturity of Brown Crab within Orkney Territorial Waters.

Email: Matt@orkneysustainablefisheries.co.uk

Phone: 01856 850605


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Elisabete Rodrigues

I graduated from the Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar – ESTM (Portugal) with a BSc in Marine Biology and Biotechnology in 2009. After graduating, I completed an internship within the Fisheries group at IPMA – Matosinhos in 2010. During that time I participated in two of the ongoing projects the institute was conducting, these involved sampling landings of commercial species (mainly Trisopterus luscus and Palaemon serratus), as well as onboard samplings of catches and discards. I undertook an MSc in Marine Resources Development and Protection at Heriot-Watt University.  my dissertation project involved working wihtin the Orkney Creel Foshery collecting morphometric data on Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) and European lobster (Homarus gammarus). This data will be used to explain the effectiveness of escape panels on creels for both species in Orkney. I am now working as a shellfish researcher at Orkney Sustainable Fisheries Ltd. working within the flagship Orkney Shellfish Project.

Email:  Rodrigues.E@orkneysustainablefisheries.co.uk

Phone: 01856 850605


Cara Duncan

Cara Duncan

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology in 2014. After which I decided to continue my education and undertook my Masters in Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I graduated with Distinction in November 2015 after conducting my thesis in Orkney which investigated the size of maturity and population dynamics of Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas). This project was important in reviewing the suitability of green crabs within the fishing industry and the possible impact of introducing a minimum landing size. Since then I have also conducted an internship with SAMS (Scottish Association of Marine Science) which involved using novel touch table technology to transfer historical data from library records to a digital GIS format in order to investigate changes to fish distributions and spawning grounds over the past 150 years in the North Sea. I am now working as a seasonal research assistant at Orkney Sustainable Fisheries Ldt to support them in their research projects throughout the summer months.


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Dr Michael Bell

I am  a researcher and lecturer in marine ecology at Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney campus, focusing on fisheries and ecological interactions with marine renewables.  Experienced fisheries scientists, contributing to management advice, stock assessment and research into fisheries sustainability issues at national and international levels. My role in OSF is to provide scientific support and guidance, taking the lead on stock assessment and the development of criteria for sustainable fishing.

Email: 

Phone: 01856 850605


 

Board Of Directors

Name

Position/Occupation Boat Name
Stewart Crichton – Chair Managing Director OFS Ltd -Processor/Merchant
Dawson  Shearer – Vice Chair & Hatcher Manager Manager O-Fish Shell Ltd -Live Shellfish Merchant
Fiona Matheson- Secretary Secretary Orkney Fisherman’s Association
Sean Dennison Skipper/Owner – Creel Fisherman Queline
Martin Foulis Skipper/Owner – Creel Fisherman Alison Marie
Heddle Costie Skipper/Owner – Creel Fisherman Heather K
Tommy Tulloch Skipper/Owner – Demersal Trawler Keila
Robbie Hutchinson  Maggie J
Neil Matheson Skipper Owner –Hand line Mackerel
Gary Miller Skipper/Owner  -Scallop Diver  Millennium
George Costie Live Shellfish Merchant
Gina Brown Dive Boat Owner
Tommy Sincalir Owner/Landlord Lobster Hatchery