Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Representing Scotland’s Fishermen

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.

representing_logoThe Federation umbrella covers ten geographical/sectoral constituent associations representing more than 500 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers. The associations are listed here.

Our key aims are:

  • Preserve and promote the collective interests of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation constituent associations.
  • Ensuring a viable and sustainable future for the fleet in terms of both economics and environmental responsibility.
  • Working to improve the perception of the fishing industry, attracting new entrants and ensuring professional standards of training and safety.

Recent News

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SFF at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2016

May 25th, 2016|Comments Off on SFF at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2016

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, who is sponsoring Skipper Expo Int. […]

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Scottish Fishermen’s Federation throws its support behind Fair Isle Marine Protected Area proposal

May 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Scottish Fishermen’s Federation throws its support behind Fair Isle Marine Protected Area proposal

A proposal for a ‘Demonstration and Research’ Marine Protected Area […]

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SFF comment on the appointment of new Fisheries Minister

May 18th, 2016|Comments Off on SFF comment on the appointment of new Fisheries Minister

Commenting on the appointment of Fergus Ewing as the new […]

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