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Marine science: directory of scientists

Published: 23 Nov 2019

Details of scientists working for the Marine Scotland Directorate, with some supporting documents attached.

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Marine science: directory of scientists
Dr Jason Godfrey

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Dr Jason Godfrey

Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 2118


Marine Scotland, Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LB, Scotland, UK.

Research interests

Originally trained in avian energetics and behavioural ecology. Now focused on

  • salmonid behaviour and population processes
  • European eel population assessment and management
  • the impact of marine renewable energy development on migratory fish


Recent collaborators have included SEPA (contaminant load in eels); University of Glasgow (long term population trends in eels); and CEFAS, EA and AFBI (eel population assessment).

External committees and responsibilities

Scotland’s representative on the ICES/EIFAC Working Group on Eel (WGEEL)

Most Recent Publications

  • Godfrey, J.D., Stewart, D.C., Middlemas, S.J. & Armstrong, J.D. (2014) Depth use and migratory behaviour of homing Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Scottish coastal waters. ICES Jornal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu118.
  • Adams, C. E., Godfrey, J. D., Dodd, J.A. & Maitland, P.S. (2013). Is proximity to the North Atlantic Drift and the Continental Shelf Current sustaining freshwater European eel populations in western Scotland? Freshwater Biology, 58:1-9
  • Malcolm, I.A., Armstrong, J.D., Godfrey, J.D., Maclean, J.C. & Middlemas, S.J. (2013). The Scope of Research Requirements for Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout and European Eel in the Context of Offshore Renewables. Marine Scotland Science Report 05/13: 17pp.
  • Godfrey, J.D. & Thorne, A.E. (2011). Variation in the results of hydroacoustic surveys of Scottish lochs: the importance of season, diurnal timing and fish species assemblage. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science 2(8).
  • Malcolm I.A., Godfrey J.D., Youngson A.F. (2010). Review of migratory routes and behavior of Atlantic salmon, sea trout and European eel in Scotland's coastal environment: Implications for the development of marine renewables. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science 1(14). 72 pages.


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