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22nd April 2014

SFF Letter dated 21st April 2014 to:-

Richard Lochhead MSP Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & Environment; and,

George Eustice MP, DEFRA Minister for Natural Environment & Fisheries

 

22nd April 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers outlining key questions that must be answered from both sides of the independence referendum debate on the implications for fishing should there be constitutional change.

The changed relationship with Europe would be of profound importance to the Scottish Fishing Industry, as would the altered fishing opportunity.  According to the SFF, the debate so far has been mostly superficial, with no proper analysis of risk and benefit.

16 April 2014

Commenting on the provisional statistics published today (16 April) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2013 decreased by eight per cent compared with 2012, yet the volume of seafood landed remained stable having increased by only a marginal amount, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:

“This alarming drop in the quayside value of seafood landed underlines the tremendous pressures faced by our fishing fleet,” he said.

The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) has launched a new video that focuses on the role of our fishermen in sustainably harvesting fish.

The video ‘Sea to Plate – the Fisherman’ features an interview with Peter Bruce, skipper of the Budding Rose, immediately after he had landed 400 boxes of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified haddock.

1st April 2014

Following on from last Friday’s (28 March) question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on the independence debate at the Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation would like to make clear that the SFF’s job on the issue of independence is not to offer opinions, but to ask the hard questions and insist on realistic answers.   

27 March 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) will be attending tomorrow’s (28 March) Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference in Perth where it will be highlighting initiatives to support this crucial sector of the fishing industry.

With creel vessels representing an important element of the SFF’s constituent association membership, the Federation will be promoting its participation in the ACRUNET* initiative to support the brown crab sector.

26th March 2014

In a development likely to attract huge interest, Scottish skippers attending the forthcoming Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2014 will be able to collect free Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) stand.

24th March 2014

The successful conclusion last week of a five-day course on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) at the Scottish Maritime Academy (SMA) has underlined the enthusiasm of fishermen to enhance their skills knowledge.

19 March 2014

Commenting on the announcement that the Scottish Government has given the go-ahead to a major offshore wind farm development in the Outer Moray Firth, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

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22nd April 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers outlining key questions that must be answered from both sides of the independence referendum debate on the implications for fishing should there be constitutional change.

The changed relationship with Europe would be of profound importance to the Scottish Fishing Industry, as would the altered fishing opportunity.  According to the SFF, the debate so far has been mostly superficial, with no proper analysis of risk and benefit.

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