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The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) was formed in 1973 to preserve and promote the collective interests of Scotland’s fishermen's associations. The Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobbying government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays a key role in helping to inform: fisheries science; the management of the marine environment; inshore fisheries management; marine spatial planning; marine safety regulations and industry recruitment and training programmes.

The Federation umbrella covers nine geographical/sectoral constituent associations representing more than 500 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers. The associations are:

SFF Newsletter Spring 201620th February 2016

SFF Newsletter - Spring 2016

17th December 2015

SFF Yearbook and Diary 2016 - published November - distributed to members December 2015

Latest News

25th April 2016

Ross Dougal, the President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

David Corner, Chairman of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, welcomed the appointment and said it would reinforce the already strong relationship the museum enjoys with the modern day fishing industry.

Fishing for the Truth

Fishing for the Truth