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The Scottish Fishermen's Trust is a charity established to enable individuals and organisations to receive funding for projects related to the marine environment, education and safety at sea.

Recently, the Trust has supported the fishing industry by awarding grants from ring-fenced funds for the enhancement of stability records for fishing vessels undertaking guard vessel work and also the training of fishermen on the latest version of the FishSAFE unit. The Trust has also approved individual awards to fishermen to support their deck officer (skipper and mate) and engineering training as well as providing bursary support for students and backing for other educational projects such as the new library at University of Aberdeen (see image to right). A number of marine science related projects have also benefited from Trust funding.

For guidance and an application for funding please contact:

Derek Duthie
Company Secretary
Scottish Fishermen's Trust
24 Rubislaw Terrace
AB10 1XE

Telephone No: 01224 646944
Fax No: 01224 647058

Closing dates for 2015 Applications are:

14 October 2015

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Latest News

30th September 2015

Advice on mackerel catching opportunities for 2016 released today (30 September) from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) doesn’t reflect reality, states Ian Gatt, chief executive of the  Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association.

The advice for 2016 is a total catch allocation for all countries participating in the fishery of 667,385 tonnes, compared with 831,906 tonnes in 2015. 

Fishing for the Truth

Fishing for the Truth