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24 July 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and constituent associations have put in place voluntary protection measures for 11 specific sites within the newly designated MPA’s of;

24 July 2014

The designation today (24 July) by the Scottish Government of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the Scottish coast is the result of co-operation and consultation involving a wide range of marine stakeholders, including Scotland’s fishermen.

22nd July 2014

The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome development and indicative of the wide reaching work of the industry to reduce accident rates, says Derek Cardno, Safety Officer for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh this Thursday  (24 July).

Catching opportunities for 2015 and the impact of the forthcoming discards ban will be at the forefront of fishermen’s minds during these discussions.

15th July 2014

The impressive partnership approach of multi-national fisheries working together in a bid to deliver Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for north-east Atlantic mackerel underlines the commitment of northern European pelagic fishermen to sustainable fishing.

1st July 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has received replies from both the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers providing their answers to key questions on the implications for fishing  should there be constitutional change.

21-04-2014 SFF Letter to Scottish and UK Fisheries Ministers - Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment; and George Eustice MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Farming, Food and Marine Environment.

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24 July 2014

The designation today (24 July) by the Scottish Government of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the Scottish coast is the result of co-operation and consultation involving a wide range of marine stakeholders, including Scotland’s fishermen.

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