5December 2016

Scots fishermen express disappointment at EU-Norway blue whiting catch arrangements

December 5th, 2016|IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS|

Scottish fishermen have expressed their extreme disappointment at the blue whiting catch arrangements for 2017 finalised at the EU-Norway talks for shared stocks which concluded in Bergen on 2 December.

The agreement, which the Scottish negotiating team voted against, will see an increased access arrangement for Norway, which will enable them to catch 68% of their […]

2December 2016

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation scoops green energy award

December 2nd, 2016|General News|

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) scooped a prestigious Scottish Green Energy Award for its work in enabling the fishing fleet to diversify into the offshore wind sector.

 The SFF and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were jointly nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the ‘Contribution to Skills’ award in recognition of their efforts in enabling active […]

30November 2016

Scots fishing industry underlines to MPs the sea of opportunity from Brexit

November 30th, 2016|Brexit, Domestic Fisheries Policy|

With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow (1 December), the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for our coastal communities.

The UK’s two main representative organisations for fishing, the SFF and the National Federation […]

28November 2016

UK fishermen’s federations adopt united stance on Brexit

November 28th, 2016|Brexit, Domestic Fisheries Policy, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS|

The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) – have agreed upon common principles to ensure the best possible deal for coastal communities in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

 The two federations met in Edinburgh on Friday 25 November and agreed the […]

3November 2016

New President for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

November 3rd, 2016|General News, SFF|

Ian Gatt, the chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting.

He takes over from Ross Dougal who had stepped down from the role due to ill health. A former fishermen and a past president of the SFF, […]

2November 2016

Brexit will help our coastal communities prosper

November 2nd, 2016|Brexit, General News|

Brexit will deliver a sea of opportunity that will reinvigorate coastal and island communities and turn Scotland into a world class seafood harvesting nation, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), told guests at  tonight’s (2 November) Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh.

Speaking at the event, attended by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing […]

24October 2016

Scottish fishers to highlight opportunities of Brexit

October 24th, 2016|Brexit, General News, Press Release|

Scottish fishing leaders are taking their campaign to promote the opportunities that Brexit can deliver for Scotland’s coastal communities to the highest level with a series of meetings this coming week with key government representatives.

The Scottish fishing industry believes that Brexit provides a ‘sea of opportunity’ for Scotland and the UK to reinvigorate coastal and […]

11October 2016

EU catches more fish in UK waters than the British! Brexit could create a sea of opportunity for our coastal communities, say Scots fishers

October 11th, 2016|Brexit, General News, Press Release|

The release of a report today (11 October) which reveals that EU boats catch more fish in the UK’s Exclusive Economic (EEZ) zone than the British fishing fleet underlines why Brexit provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regain control of our national waters, say Scottish fishermen.

The report produced by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI in Shetland […]

7October 2016

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation shortlisted for prestigious green energy award

October 7th, 2016|General News, Offshore & Renewables, Press Release, SFF, SFF Services|

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has been shortlisted in the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards for its work in enabling the fishing fleet to diversify into the offshore wind sector.

The SFF and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were jointly nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the ‘Contribution to Skills’ award in recognition of their efforts […]

4October 2016

Scots fishers welcome commitment given to fishing by UK minister

October 4th, 2016|Brexit, General News, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, Sea of Opportunity|

Scottish fishermen have welcomed the recognition given today (3 October) by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, of the important role fishing plays in UK food production.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the minister also stated that she was convinced the fishing would have a bright […]