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Rob Kynoch

Personal Details

Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 3360Rob Kynoch
Email: robert.kynoch@gov.scot or kynochr@marlab.ac.uk
Address: Marine Scotland Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB

Research Interests

For the last 32 years my research has been in gear technology studies involving; net design, fishing gear operation and working with the Scottish fishing industry to reduce by-catch (selectivity). I am responsible and oversee all of Marine Scotland’s fishing operations and provide gear technology advice to the Scottish Government.  


I collaborate with scientists across the UK and Europe, notably those involved in the International Bottom Trawl Survey Working Group (IBTSWG) and the ICES - FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB) community, and also work closely with the Scottish fishing industry.

External Committees and Responsibilities

I am responsible for  the Marine Scotland Science advice to the Gear Innovation & Technology Advisory Group (GITAG) group and provide gear technology advice to the Scottish Government and international research institutes.