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29 August 2014

The following press statement has been made by Europêche – The Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU.

 

On the 7th August, the Russian Federation issued a ban on imports from the EU on a range of seafood and agricultural products for a year, or at least until the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia are lifted.

27th August 2014

Ross Dougal has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its Annual General Meeting. Previously the Vice President of the SFF and the Chairman of the Fishing Vessel Agents & Owners Association (Scotland) Ltd, Mr Dougal comes from a well-known Eyemouth fishing family and has worked in a wide variety of senior positions in the vessel management and fish selling sectors. He succeeds Alan Coghill who has been President since 2010.

21st August 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has published a ‘balance-of-risk analysis’ of the replies it received from the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers on questions it raised on the implications for fishing should there be independence, or if the status quo is retained.

Document:  "Balance-of-risk analysis"

21st August 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has published a ‘balance-of-risk analysis’ of the replies it received from the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers on questions it raised on the implications for fishing should there be independence, or if the status quo is retained.

21st August 2014

Tributes have been paid to Archie McFarlane, secretary of the Clyde Fishermen’s Association (CFA), who has died following a tragic motorcycle accident.

Archie (55), a former fisherman from Islay who became secretary of the CFA in 2009, was a tireless champion of the Firth of Clyde’s coastal fishing communities.

Kenny MacNab, chairman of the CFA said: “We are deeply saddened by Archie’s untimely death, which has come as a great shock to us all.

15th August 2014

Representatives from the Scottish fishing industry briefed the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Elizabeth Truss MP, on a number of key issues facing the fisheries sector during her visit to Peterhead this morning (15 August).

13th August 2014

With the final stage of the highly successful Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) led initiative to supply free Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) to every eligible fisherman in Scotland, SFF Safety Officer Derek Cardno says fishermen who haven’t yet applied should do so as soon as possible as it provides a unique opportunity to enhance crew safety.

7th August 2014

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said: “Although we have yet to examine the detail of these retaliatory sanctions, we are at this stage extremely concerned about the impact they will have on our mackerel fleet.

“We recognise that this is a serious geopolitical issue, but the downstream impact will hit a number of business sectors including Scottish fishing.

30th July 2014

With EU member states set to decide tomorrow  (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes for their overfishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring, Scottish fishermen are calling on the UK and other national governments to oppose any easing of the measures.

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;

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29 August 2014

The following press statement has been made by Europêche – The Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU.

 

On the 7th August, the Russian Federation issued a ban on imports from the EU on a range of seafood and agricultural products for a year, or at least until the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia are lifted.

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