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17 February 2015

A joint Scottish fishing industry /Marine Scotland initiative that helps ensure fisheries management decisions are based upon informed advice is set to undergo a major expansion in the amount of data collected and used.

There will be a significant increase this year in the quantity of fish catch information collected by the Scottish Fishermen's Federation  (SFF) Onboard Observer Scheme and used by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) as part of the international stock assessment process.

17th February 2015

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is attending a Careers Fair at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre today (17 February).

At the event, which is aimed at teachers, the SFF in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be promoting the great career opportunities available in fishing. In particular, they will be highlighting their ground-breaking new initiative to encourage youngsters to consider a career in commercial fishing.

30th January 2015

A ground-breaking new initiative to encourage youngsters to consider a career in commercial fishing is being launched in secondary schools in Aberdeenshire.

23rd January 2015

The skipper and crew of the latest addition to the Scottish fishing fleet, Benarkle II, have fully kitted themselves out with new free Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) supplied through the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation’s (SFF) successful safety initiative – and in the process have helped the scheme pass the 1,000 vessel milestone.

22nd January 2015

Writing in The Guardian on 21 January, Professor Alex Rogers at the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford outlines why he thinks deep-sea trawling should be banned.

He goes into a variety of reasons including the need to protect cold-water corals, sponge fields and unique underwater habits and species. He says that deep-sea fish provide an important service sequestering large amounts of carbon, and adds that only a handful of UK vessels participate in the fishery, so that any ban would have negligible impact.

20th January 2015

An APP was launched today which will help make life safer for North Sea fishermen with help from the oil and gas industry.

The FishSAFE Companion App will give information about oil and gas equipment on sea bed and surface – ranging from platforms to subsea pipelines - so fishermen can better understand what the object is.

7th January 2015

The coming year presents a wide range of challenges for Scottish fishing and it is vital that the industry does not become strangled by increasing regulation and dysfunctional legislation, says the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

16 Dec 2014

The Fisheries Council talks to finalise catching opportunity for 2015 concluded in Brussels tonight (16 December) with the agreement on quotas bringing some stability for the Scottish fleet – although huge fears remain over the potential impact of the discard ban.

12 Dec 2014

Negotiations to finalise catching opportunity for 2015 will begin at the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (15 December) with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) warning that the looming discard ban is casting a huge cloud of uncertainty over the fishing fleet.

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17th February 2015

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is attending a Careers Fair at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre today (17 February).

At the event, which is aimed at teachers, the SFF in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be promoting the great career opportunities available in fishing. In particular, they will be highlighting their ground-breaking new initiative to encourage youngsters to consider a career in commercial fishing.

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