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31st July 2013

The decision today by EU member states to impose trade sanctions against the Faroes because of their over-fishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring has been welcomed by the Scottish fishing industry.

26th July 2013

In a milestone development, the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been recertified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. The recertification makes the herring fishery the only Scottish fishery currently recertified under the MSC programme and industry leaders hope that it will be the first of many SPSG recertifications. 

19 July 2013
 

The sustained recovery of many fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic has been further confirmed by a new report by researchers from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde.

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) says this latest report underlines the responsible way that our fleet is harvesting fish stocks and the real commitment of fishermen to deliver a sustainable future.

17th July 2013

The Fishing into the Future National Workshop that was held in Brixham from 14 to 16 July provided a useful forum for the discussion and development of practical fisheries management measures for the coming years, says the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Such measures may have particular relevance for the future, given that the regional control of fisheries will be at the heart of the new Common Fisheries Policy.

16th July 2013

Scots fishermen have welcomed the confirmation from the European Commission that trade sanction measures will be imposed against the Faroes at the end of this month due to their over-fishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring.

10 July 2013

 

Commenting on the High Court decision today on the reallocation of fish quotas, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen' Federation said:

"We need to examine the ruling closely so as to see the reasoning behind the decision, but it should be pointed out that fishermen have been adhering to a quota system created by government and have followed it in good faith.

2 June 2013

The North Sea cod stock is continuing to increase according to the latest advice from the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), with the biomass now around three times larger than it was in 2006.

2 July 2013

The North Sea cod stock is continuing to increase according to the latest advice from the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), with the biomass now around three times larger than it was in 2006.

2nd July 2013

Herring caught off the west coast of Scotland is being sustainably fished, according to the latest advice released by the independent scientific body, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

The good news for West of Scotland herring follows on from advice released by ICES a couple of weeks ago confirming that North Sea herring was also being sustainably harvested with fishing pressure below the recommended level.

28 June 2013

Commenting on the publication today (28 June) of the annual advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) on fishing opportunities for 2014, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

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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;

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Fishing for the Truth

The SFF website dedicated to providing factual information on Scottish fisheries.