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Dr Neil Campbell

Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme
Fisheries Assessment Group
Group Leader


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Details of specialism

I lead the fisheries advice and assessment group at Marine Scotland Science.  I am interested in understanding the spatial dimension of fish stocks and fisheries, and how we use this knowledge to help inform sustainable management of the species in question. 

Within the broad topic area my particular focuses currently include:

  • science for management of small- and large pelagic, deep-water and widely-distributed fish stocks and fisheries
  • spatial data, vessel monitoring systems and tracking
  • practical applications of machine vision and deep learning
  • stock identity issues, particularly around the use of parasites as biological tags
  • scientific advice and communications around policy issues

Main policy links

  • inshore fisheries
  • international fisheries – pelagic

External committees and responsibilities

Papers of relevance

French G, Mackiewicz M, Fisher M, Holah H, Kilburn R, Campbell N and Needle C (2020) Deep neural networks for analysis of fisheries surveillance video and automated monitoring of fish discards. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77(4), 1340-1353.

James KM, Campbell N, Viðarsson JR, Vilas C, Plet-Hansen KS, Borges L, González Ó et al. (2019) Tools and technologies for the monitoring, control and surveillance of unwanted catches. In: S.S. Uhlmann et al. (Eds) The European Landing Obligation. Eds. pp. 363-382.

Kenny AJ, Campbell N, Koen-Alonso M, Pepin P and Diz D (2018) Delivering sustainable fisheries through adoption of a risk-based framework as part of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Marine Policy 93, 232-240.

Campbell N (2016) The Northwest Atlantic. In: Thompson, A, Sanders, J, Tandstad, M, Carocci, F and Fuller, J (Eds) Vulnerable marine ecosystems: processes and practices in the high seas. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper 595, pp. 31-53.

Neat FC and Campbell N (2013) Proliferation of elongate fishes in the deep sea. Journal of Fish Biology 83, 1576-1591.

Details of linked research pages

Neil Campbell’s ResearchGate profile



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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