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29 Aug 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.

27 Aug 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.

21 Aug 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.

20 Aug 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.

15 Aug 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).

13 Aug 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.

27 Jul 2014

Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Association (SPFA) representatives hosted a meeting with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in Fraserburgh aboard the 64m pelagic vessel Forever Grateful on Thursday (24 July).  The main topic of discussion was the implementation of the pelagic discard ban and specifically how control and monitoring measures are to be applied. 

25 Jul 2014

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) met with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice on July 24 during a visit to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

An early morning tour of Peterhead fishmarket hosted by John Wallace, chief executive of Peterhead Port Authority, gave the minister a useful insight into the operation of Europe’s largest whitefish port, and the chance to hear industry concerns from both the catching and processing sectors.

24 Jul 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.

22 Jul 2014

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.

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25th April 2016

Ross Dougal, the President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

David Corner, Chairman of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, welcomed the appointment and said it would reinforce the already strong relationship the museum enjoys with the modern day fishing industry.

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