The Isles of Scilly IFCA has been working with fishermen to gather data on fish, lobster, crab and crawfish stock health and working in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth on research projects.

The FISH INTEL acoustic tracking project came to an end in the Summer and will be followed by a complete report.

The Doctoral Training Partnership PhD with the University of Exeter is continuing to assess the ecological value of, and threats to, marine protected areas in the Isles of Scilly.

The work on the ‘zero plastic, zero carbon’ fishing project has started, led by the University of Plymouth to improve understanding of the ecological impact and the fisheries effectiveness of gear made from natural materials.

More information is here.